Despite the saying on the adorable 1950s Valentine above I have always been pretty neutral about Valentine's day. I like vintage cards and who doesn't love candy, but I'm not one to make a big deal about the day. However, I'm perennially a sucker for seasonal dressing and Valentines is no different.
About 6 months ago I was perusing Etsy when I came across the most amazing 1950s Novelty circle skirt depicting Romeo romancing Juliette on the balcony.
The skirt was beautiful but it was also tiny and astronomically expensive, think major veterinary bills price level. Still I liked it so much I kept thinking about it and I decided to ask my favorite 1950s reproduction seamstress, Girl In A Whirl, if she could make me a similar skirt. We decided on a different color scheme, lavender and pink, as opposed to black and pink, which would have shown to much pet hair anyway. The resulting skirt, is like all of Girl In A Whirl's creations, beautiful, in fact I think it really is prettier then the original.
The details she included in the skirt are amazing: the figures, flowers, hearts, and leaves are all cut from felt and hand stitched. The skirt is light and comfortable and like all circle skirts it is beautifully full when paired with a crinoline.
Of course you can get a little tangled up when walking dogs in a full skirt, but that just adds to the fun!
This is a perfect fun outfit not just for Valentine's Day but for any day, and like my other Girl In A Whirl skirts it is totally unique.
Recently I have been selling off a lot of my vintage and reproduction pieces so I can have room and funds for more! But I haven't sold a single one of my Girl In A Whirl pieces and I never will.
Happy Valentine's Day!