Finally, I’ve gotten my hands on two Enid Gilchrist sewing books and had to share this skirt pattern with you. It’s from Enid Gilchrist Patterns for Women and Teenagers (c. 1957-ish)
I’ve been asked a few times about how I made the pleated dirndl skirts, it was almost exactly as Enid described in the below booklet.
These skirts are so easy to make, you can literally turn one out in a few hours. Why are you still waiting – go make one now!
Enid Gilchrist was an amazing pattern designer and drafter – she published many books and magazines from 1940 – 1970. During the late 50s and 60s she worked with New Idea magazine to produce pattern and drafting books (like mine above) so that sewers could produce the latest fashions at home.
Her pattern booklets are amazing, and typify the fashions of the late 50s-early 60s.