I love playing with fun color combinations! This one makes me feel like a whole pack of brightly colored bubble gum!

I just adore circle skirts! When I found this great teal twill, I knew it was going to be one!

I’m trying to make more solid basics to wear with printed separates, but I just had to let the colors be the star of this outfit. A me-made 40s blouse, rtw cardigan and vintage 50s hat completed the outfit.

One thing I really love about circle skirts is that you can really change the shape with crinolines! I chose to wear a small one with this outfit but it could easily be glammed up with a huge one. Do you like large or small crinolines with your 50s looks?

More photos and construction details over on the blog!

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I'm a 20 something graduate chemistry student who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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Inkdork May 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I don’t have a crinoline, but I am trying to do the same thing- add some solids to my wardrobe to go with all the fun prints! The problem is I keep making things with fun prints… lol.

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Camelia Crinoline May 29, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I love the colour scheme. Your circle skirt looks great, and matches your vintage hat perfectly.

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