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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine's Day Outfit Post-Romeo and Juliette Skirt From Girl in A Whirl

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!

I wear my Romeo and Juliette skirt with a soft knit pink top from Freddies of Pinewood that I really love and my purple snood from Arthelia's Attic.  My hairs a little short for a snood these days but I like it so much I wear it anyway.

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!


  1. What a fun skirt. You are lucky to have such a talented seamstress

  2. Just the thing for Valentine's Day! Love that twirly...with

  3. I particularly love the last photo!

  4. I do love this colour scheme on you and I think it was a good choice to vary it. So sweet and the design is cute but subtle.

  5. Oh how wonderful! Thank you! It's always such a pleasure making lovely things for you ❤️ Rebecca x

  6. I LUFFS your skirt and yes, you are right, your colour scheme is bestest!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    1. thank u i never liked black doesn't work with pets lol

  7. What a pretty skirt! I love lavender color. Lavender and pink go perfect for the design! Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow :-)

  8. So, so beautiful! The colours are super, far better than the original I think xxx

  9. That's a seriously wonderful skirt, Kate, and so you! And of course it doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to wear it. I love the foggy photos too! xxx

  10. That's a lovely skirt - it looks so perfect for Valentine's day.

  11. Lovely skirt!
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Lynne x

  12. Very cool skirt! And so neat that it's hand-made and one-of-a-kind. Certainly looks misty out there by you all today! Happy Valentine's Day!


  13. Fantastic skirt. She did a great job.

  14. So awesome that you were able to get Girl in a Whirl to make this skirt for you. I love the colors you picked for it. The purple is very pretty. Love the whole outfit you have here :)Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day!


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