Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Simple Skirt.....

Owie, owie, owie.




Post war 40's New Look fashions are a bit painful.

This pattern called for a 30 inch waist, which I have.....but what it really meant was a 30 inch waist cinched in a very tight girdle.
It is super cute, and worth the pain...but I cannot imagine women dressing like this every day! And this is *nothing* compared to the turn of the century boned corsets and frilly petticoats.

I do have a crinoline coming to wear with this and a couple other circle skirts and New Look dresses, but I would certainly never *ever* clean my house wearing anything resembling this or those or anything that constricting!

Will I walk around in Rome, my gut squished into itself by a pair of Spanx, petticoat swish swish swishing as I traipse passed the Trevi Fountain?



Ab-so-lutely.

4 comments:

Gabriella said...

Howdy! I found you on Sew Retro and I lurve your blog! The skirt and the 30s dress are both really lovely.

merel said...

***I would certainly never *ever* clean my house wearing anything resembling this or those or anything that constricting!***

Neither would I! Imagine my shock when my mum told me that my grandmother would always, always wear girdles like these - and she worked at a farm!!

Miss Amelina said...

that is just insane. :)

MadeByAmanda said...

It's super cute, especially with that blouse!