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What are some 1950s-style poodle skirt patterns?

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Simplicity has a costume pattern for a poodle skirt for adults, while Martha Stewart offers a tutorial for making poodle skirts for children. OneCreativeHousewife.com and PrettyPrudent.com both feature poodle skirt patterns that require minimal sewing.

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The sewing pattern company Simplicity has a pattern for adult poodle skirts that comes in two sizes. The HH size allows sewers to make poodle skirts between the sizes of six and 12. The RH size is available for sizes between 14 and 22. Both are available in printable form. Simplicity also makes a pattern in Misses sizing.

Martha Stewart hosts a guest, seamstress Lela Rose, in a video tutorial for making a child's poodle skirt. Rose shows how to make a circle skirt and then add an appliqué dog in a contrasting fabric. The pattern doesn't require a lot of sewing. Instead, Rose shows how to use fusible webbing to construct the skirt. She also finishes the skirt with zigzag trim.

OneCreativeHousewife.com features a tutorial on making a poodle skirt with an elastic waistband. The pattern guides sewers through the measuring and cutting of the fabric, as well as sewing in the waistband. The author finishes the skirt with a poodle appliqué and sequin rope.

The poodle skirt pattern from PrettyPrudent.com is similar, except it guides viewers through making their own poodle appliqués. This skirt features Velcro fastening instead of an elastic waistband.

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