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FROSTY Mint FLOWERS Mini Skirt - vintage 1970s fabrics - XS Sm Med aqua floral womens mini skirt teen summer skirt upcycled clothing

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FROSTY MINT FLOWERS Mini Skirt
- womens skirt of vintage fabric
- XS, Small or Medium

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.

The top tier of this flippant miniskirt is a floral print of tiny flowers in shades of green. turquoise and yellow on a field of mint. It's a vintage polyester single knit with a pebbley texture. The bottom ruffle is print of little turquoise and white flower bouquets on a totally matching mint voile muslin. These two fabrics match as a testament to 1970's Mint! These vintage polyester knits have lots of stretch, and fun textures.

I joined the ruffle with "zombie" serging, which I have pulled into a flatlock profile, and edged with a white serging border. All topped off with a 2-1/2" wide mint-colored waist band of very soft, very stretchy, polyester stretch with a tiny pebbly surface.

In Blacklight UV this is lavender with glowy yellow flowers, and the ruffle glows bright with a toxic ghost blue-green light. Kewl!

Should I add some decorative buttons, in a group. as in some of my other skirts?

I have enough of both these fabrics to make a Small or Medium

Both these fabrics dates from the middle of the Polyester Knit Explosion era, mid 1970's. Someone's granny wore an elastic-waist pantsuit of this fabric to church one Easter, with her grandaughter in a sweet muslin dress, I'm sure!

All vintage fabrics have been laundered prior to construction
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EXTRA SMALL Approx Size: 0 - 2
Waistband: 27 - 29" (68 - 73 cm)
Hips (5" below waistband top) : 33- 35" (83 - 88 cm)
Length: 15" (38 cm) including waistband

SMALL Approx Size: 4 - 6
Waistband: 28 - 31" (71 -78 cm)
Hips (5" below waistband top) : 34-36" (86-92 cm)
Length: 15" (38 cm) including waistband

MEDIUM Approx Size: 8 - 10
Waistband: 30 - 32" (76 - 81 cm)
Hips (5" below waistband top): 37 - 38" (94 -97 cm)
Length (including waistband): 16" (41 cm) total

Skirt : 1000% polyester double knit, vintage
Waistband: soft polyester with stretch.
Ruffle: cotton muslin voile
Washable cool, delicate

The dress-form is 25" waist 39" hips (64/99 cm), so the small skirt shown is too tight and sits high.
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FROSTY Mint FLOWERS Mini Skirt - vintage 1970s fabrics - XS Sm Med aqua floral womens mini skirt teen summer skirt upcycled clothing

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fabric, thread, vintage, doubleknit polyester, cotton voile
  • Made to order
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  • Ships worldwide from Arizona, United States
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