# 7701 - 1950's Umbrella Skirt - PDF Download
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33 - 63 Inch Hip
This classic skirt is a wonderful representation of the fashions of the 1950s. Cut in 16 flaring gores, it fits comfortably close to the waist and hips, with a generous flared hem. (Lower edge measurement for size 28 inch waist is 5-3/4 yards!)
This quick and easy to sew skirt is perfect for beginners, and can be paired with a simple blouse for day wear, or a evening blouse for cocktails and dinner.
Suggested Fabrics: Linen, Pique, Cotton Broadcloth, Taffeta, Faille, Shantung, Rayon, Flannel, Sheer or Lightweight Woolens.
All of our patterns are replicated directly from the original source material of the period.
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A Note About Grading Vintage Patterns
Grading from one size into a wider range of sizes is both a science and an art. This is especially true with vintage patterns, that were often inaccurately manufactured, or previously used/altered by a past seamstress.
Prior to grading, the digitized original size is checked to make sure that seam edges and notches match. The grading process can (and often does) introduce some variables. This can be especially true when expanding or shrinking more than three sizes from the original. Such as from a 32 Bust to 42 Bust. Or down from a 42 Bust to a 32 Bust.
You may see some little peaks or valleys along curved edges like armholes or sleeve caps. Just adjust your cutting to smooth out the curve where needed. Shoulder seams and neck lines may widen or lengthen disproportionately – use the closest size to your measurements, and adjust accordingly.
Always sew a test garment to verify and alter fit before constructing the garment out of your final fabric.