After reading Joanna's posts about her love of vintage novelty print 1950s skirts, I started keeping my eye out for them too. This one is not vintage, but as soon as I saw it I knew it was close enough!
It's poofy and looks like a circle skirt, even just when worn with a tiered cotton slip instead of a crinoline, the right length, and the wide, colorful border is a little abstract...but in the 1950s that works.
This one was a modern skirt, however, and way too big for me, so I had to take in the skirt yoke in pleats. That meant I wanted to cover up the skirt band, and after some thinking of what to pair with the skirt, I remembered I had the perfect 1950s style just-past-the-hips pullover made several years ago from this free pattern, in a coral the exact shade of the coral in the skirt design!
It was the perfect pairing.
The sweater covers my altered waist band, and the V neck, elbow raglan sleeves, and all the details are just perfect. I'm so glad to find something it goes with so well! Worn over a white collared blouse, it tied right in with the skirt, though I also think a black lace blouse would work with the skirt for more of a formal look instead of the springish color scheme I was going for here.
I just love modern finds which are easily laundered and more likely to fit me, that are as good as reproductions. And when it costs practically nothing, that's even better!