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Over Christmas I spent an afternoon at my grandma’s looking through old photo albums. Grandma has always dressed carefully and had beautiful clothes, and looking at old pictures of her often inspires new sewing projects. This time a red skirt with white buttons caught my eye. I liked the colors, and the contrast stitched placket looked like a fun thing to try to recreate.

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My version is a basicĀ fitted skirt with a sailor bib front. The plackets were indeed fun to make, and a little tutorial is coming. The only problem with this skirt is that the buttons stop at my hips and the skirt is a bit too tight to step into – I have to pull it over my head. It looks like Grandma’s might have been a wrap skirt, which would be easier to put on.

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Thanks Rosalie for taking the pictures!

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