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Let’s Make Circle Skirts!

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Circle Skirt with Pockets

As a young teen obsessed with vintage clothing, I dearly wanted a circle skirt. I’d seen them in old magazines and thought the felt ones with appliques like poodles or the Eiffel Tower were just too cute for words. When my grandmother realized how much I loved vintage fashion, she gave me a beautiful ruffled petticoat she had made in the mid-1950s and two felted wool circle skirts she was still wearing as late as the 1970s (she kept her 23″ waist until her death by doing nightly sit-ups on a slant board!). I was 14 at the time, and the clothes were a perfect fit. I was on cloud nine. Read more…

Katrina’s “Diana” Ensemble

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Of all the Edwardian outfits from the “Anne of Green Gables” series, the light pink traveling dress that Diana wore for her honeymoon has always been one of my favorites! Late last year I stumbled across the perfect pink bengaline moire’, so I decided that now was the time to reproduce this costume! The Beatrix […] Read more…

Kirsten’s “Beatrix” Ensemble

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I used the wonderful Beatrix Potter Walking Skirt pattern and Edwardian Shirtwaist to make this outfit to celebrate our school centenary. The entire school, staff and parents dressed up and went to Beamish open air museum, and it was a lovely day. The collar on the blouse is an original Edwardian Irish crochet lace, found […] Read more…