|My 1930s "Miss Fisher" skirt inspired by McCall 8641 from 1936|
I know the show is set in 1929 (so far), but a lot of Miss Fisher's wardrobe has a very mi-1930s flair to it, which I absolutely love. So instead of a '20s skirt, I went for something I felt would flatter me more, a basic, slim, straight 1930s skirt.
I didn't want it to be *too* plain, though, so I looked through the free search section of the Commercial Pattern Archive and found this 1936 McCall skirt pattern:
|McCall 8641 - 1936|
And, handily, the shapes for the pieces:
|McCall 8641 - 1936 - pattern piece shapes|
Easy enough! I already had a 1930s dress that I knew fit me, so I just traced off the pieces for the skirt, re-drew the seam lines on the front, and added the decorative button plackets and a waistband.
|A simple 1930s straight silhouette, left long-ish at the hem (well below the knee). It'll go with everything!|
|The plackets are false, just folded fabric stitched down, with 5 buttons sewn on for decoration. This sort of embellishment is very common for 1930s clothing.|
|A great pair of Zodiac brand leather oxfords, from the 1980s, found at Savers for a steal.|