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1950s Pencil Skirt / Leaf Print / Embroidered Skirt

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This skirt was tucked away in a cedar chest, and completely forgotten until now! It comes from the home of a dear friend's grandmother, who left it as an abandoned sewing project many decades ago. The skirt is handmade, well made and sturdy at that, and the only part not finished is the hemline. The hemline has been taken up with a stay-stitch, but was never completely sewn to a finished hem. There is about 2.25 more inches of fabric tucked under for you to lengthen or shorten as you desire. The skirt features a metal zipper, and functional pockets, and is unlined. It is free from stains, fading, holes, rips or tears. It has been stored in a cedar trunk and does retain some smell, though it isn't musky like moth-balls. The only flaw that I can find is that a few of the embroidered leaves have pulled threads- although the fabric shows no sign of unraveling and it doesn't detract from the integrity of the skirt. For your reference, the skirt is a deep charcoal wool with faint traces of deep browns woven in- so dark that it almost appears black. It is dotted with an embroidered leaf print.

Measurements, in inches, taken flat and doubled:

Waist: 28"
Hip: 39"
Length: 25" (as it is with stay-stitch)

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1950s Pencil Skirt / Leaf Print / Embroidered Skirt


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: wool
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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