I literally squealed inside when I found this skirt below at the thrift store. It was love at first hanger-pull, because I have been on the lookout for a pleated 80’s rayon goodness skirt for a while now.
At first I wanted the skirt all.to.myself. (Ok. Being honest, I still do.) I envisioned cutting off the top….cinching it in a bit and making a knee-length nautical skirt for me. But when I brought her home and realized that the pleated part would be well above my knees (darn) I decided it was time for a little nautical dress.
So, I made a bodice, chopped off the top of the skirt, made a new casing and was about to sew the top to the bottom.
Except, the yellow bubble skirt was still on the dress form. And the shirt/bodice looked so cute with the yellow bubble skirt that I decided it had to stay separates.
Because you never know when you are going to need a sailor blouse with buttons down the back—which might just be the perfect top for lots of skirts, or capris, or any sailorish outfit.
And that’s how the glorious 80’s pleated rayon-goodness will stay. Just perfectly as separates.
P.S. If anyone has seen another 80’s pleated rayon goodness skirt…….pretty please let me know. I now need one even more than before. (Even though you are all going to be snatching them up now. And I can’t say I blame you.) But just in case….