I totally missed the fifties and the petticoat era.
And to be honest, I never thought I missed anything.
Nope, didn’t miss a thing.
and wore it under this circle skirt, and I was thinkin’ to myself,
“Hmmmm…you are lookin’ pretty good in that skirt!”
And off we went to take some photos.
Then you know what?
As my sweet ruggedly handsome husband was taking pictures, he says,
“You should wear that kind of skirt more, it looks great on you!”
Yes! He really did!
Hmmmmm…I feel more circle skirts and crinolines comin’ on in my very near future. Both more flattering than I ever imagined.
To see how you, too, can make a crinoline using an old slip and some netting, go here and make one of your own…
you never know, you just might surprise yourself!
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Great tutorial, Beth! Easy to understand and a great finished product 🙂
Thanks so much, Mother Deer! You are always so kind to me!
We have a green 52 Oldsmobile that my dad bought new. We put it in car shows. I am hoping to put together a couple outfits when we go from that year. This inspires me.
This would be perfect for that, Cindy! I was wishing I had a vintage car use when we took these pictures. Have fun and let me know if I can help in any way. I’m hoping to do a circle skirt tutorial soon, too.
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Cute. I have slips I’ve purchased from a local boutique vendor, which have 2 layers of lace at the bottom (instead of netting). These aren’t as poufy as a crinoline, but do add some body to my skirts. Also, if I have a skirt that is shorter than the slip, the lace shows. 🙂
Your lace slips sound beautiful, Janet. I’ll have to keep my eyes out for one of those.
Love the crinoline. So easy making it from a slip.
It is surprisingly easy to do, Marie. I hope you’ll get a chance to try this sometime.
I have to say that every time I see someone sporting a crinoline, it makes the skirt look fantastic, and yours in no exception. It just make A-lines have just the right poof.
I’m noticing the same thing, Elizabeth. Do you wear them?
I never have. I prefer pencil skirts to A-lines as a general rule, but I think the next time I find a nice piece of vintage fabric, I will have to take the plunge.
You’ll have to let me know if you like it on you.
That’s a great idea. I think skirts, long ones are making a come back. I couldn’t figure out what you had in your face?
I’m looking down at the skirt and my bangs fell over my face.
I love a circle skirt, what a great addition 🙂
Loving you in that skirt. I was just in the fabric store looking for slipcover fabric & saw crinoline and wondered what to do with it…well, there you go & do it again!!
I love this look on you! I never thought of wearing a crinoline myself. I wonder if it would feel itchy or scratchy. Beautiful photos, and the whole outfit is fabulous, flirty, and fun.
What a great look on you! And don’t you love it when your fella volunteers what they like in the line of clothing?!
Love love love this! I will be making one very soon!
Have fun with this!
LOVE This!!!!! Circle skirts are so beautiful!!!