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In Canteloupe Sugar Plus Size Skirt - 1970s vintage fabric menswear plaid office fashion - 1X 2X Melon & Gray Plaid skirt ruffle clothing

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-- plaids and dots
-- Gray menswear plaid double knit
-- Chiffon ruffle with salmon circles
-- Womens skirt 1X 2X Plus Size

In Cantelope Sugar is a play on the 1960s poetry book by Richard Brautigan - "In Watermelon Sugar". Of course, beatnik women would never have worn this doubleknit fabric! But now, it's retro in the indie crowd! The menswear plaid has big grids from the narrow white, blue, black & canteloupe plaid strips, with some stretch, and a little texture. I matched the plais on the sides, which you can see in the combo closeup.

The ruffle is gray chiffon with a peachy-salmon circles -- the little canteloupes. It's joined to the skirt with a peach soutache braid, and the ruffle edge is finished with a shiny peach and gray decorative serging.

All topped off with a 3" (7 cm) wide gray waist band of soft stretchy cotton knit. The sides are double-stiched for strength, the insides finished with yesteryear tailoring, and the label sewn in the waist band.

Vintage polyester fabric is just soooo BAAAD! But in my hands, it gets a cool new life again. Some might call this skirt recycled or upcycled, except the fabric is vintage virgin, NBS -- Never Been Sewed. This fabric dates from the middle of the Doubleknit Explosion era, about 1966 - 1973. Someone's gramps wore a sport jacket of this fabric to church one year, I'm sure!

All vintage fabrics have been laundered prior to construction

1X XXL (shown) Waistband: 38- 40" (96 - 101 cm)
Hips (5" below waistband top): 48 - 50 " (123 - 127 cm)
Hips (7" below waistband top): 52 - 54" (132 - 137 cm)
Length: 23" (58 cm) including waistband
Approx Size: 20 1X (low rise) or 2X (at waist)

Skirt : 1000% polyester double knit, vintage
Waistband:soft cotton stretch knit.
Ruffle: nylon chiffon
Washable cool, delicate

The dress-form is 34" bust, 26" waist, 34" hips (86-66-86 cm).
You can see that it's pinned in the back from the side picture

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In Canteloupe Sugar Plus Size Skirt - 1970s vintage fabric menswear plaid office fashion - 1X 2X Melon & Gray Plaid skirt ruffle clothing


  • Handmade item
  • Size: 1X - Women
  • Materials: polyester, nylon, vintage fabric
  • Ships worldwide from Arizona, United States
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