Waist: measures 24” flat to fit approx. 23”
Length: 31” from waistband to hem
Sweep at hem: 108” around
This 3-dimensional red roses 1950s skirt features bright red fabric flowers and black velvet stems sewn/appliqued to an outer layer of gathered off-white tulle. A second layer of tulle, underneath the first, has tiny pleats all around, adding fullness to the silhouette. Below the two sheer tulle layers is a single layer of ivory rayon taffeta. The skirt has a narrow waistband, and it is fastened with a side seam metal zipper and two sets of hooks and eyes. The zipper is actually attached to the taffeta layer, while the tulle layers fasten over it with small snaps. A single black thread belt loop (on the side without the zipper) helps to secure the black velvet ribbon sash that finishes the look. We have shown the skirt here without an added crinoline, but a moderately full one could certainly be worn under it. This “novelty” 1950s skirt is in very good condition: the petals of the fabric roses show minor wear from age, and the outermost tulle layer of the skirt was somewhat resistant to pressing, and still has a few wrinkles. The skirt waistband had a small brownish mark, even after we had it dry-cleaned, but we were able to almost entirely remove it with spot cleaning—hooray! Please see waistband close-up photo. These slight flaws will not detract from the loveliness of the skirt when it is worn!