Swingin’ Stagecoach

There are a handful of shops in town that I tend to avoid.  Either because the customer service is poor, if not downright terrible, or the shop is simply too…difficult (read as: chaotic and has way too much 80s for me to handle).  But every now and again I will allow myself to enter into such shops, especially if I’m on the look out for something really specific or I’m with a friend who actually enjoys the shop in question.  And recently, the latter happened and what did I find? This…

I love me some circle skirts, especially novelty print.  This skirt appears homemade, is quilted and has a fabulous print of stagecoaches all over.  Recently The Vintage Traveler blogged about circle skirts, sharing how annoyed she was with the poodle skirt cliche (something I am quite annoyed with as well) and included a wide range of other circle skirts that existed in the 50s – several of which I must either track down or create myself.  So, I’d like to throw my circle skirt to the ring as another prime example that not all circle skirts from the 50s had poodles on them!

Outfit
Umbrella: Thrifted
Headband: Errr…don’t remember.
Blouse: Bohemian Vintage, Portland
Skirt: House of Vintage, Portland
Shoes: The Clothes Horse, Eugene
Knott’s Berry Farm Charm Bracelet: Gift
Earrings: Antique Alley, Portland

12 thoughts on “Swingin’ Stagecoach

    • I think they existed. There was LOTS of poodle stuff in the 50s, since many GIs who were in France came back with either real poodles or poodle items and the trend caught on.

    • That’s what Saturday is for!! Fabric seems to be getting harder and harder to find…some stores have new fabric that looks old though. Fabric Depot has a whole section that is all vintage inspired.

  1. That skirt is fabulous! It always makes me sad to see hand-made garments abandoned in thrift stores – but I am very glad to see this one went to a good home where it will be well taken care of!

    And that umbrella is perfection!

    • I have seen Scottie dogs for sure. I’ve been contemplating making a Slinky Dog one.

      Thank you! For providing such a fab entry about circle skirts!

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