Catholic School Girl Skirt

by raywuwei on December 4, 2013 · 7 comments

in 1970s,Skirts

This lovely wool challis pleated skirt is my second make from Simplicity 9070 circa 1970.

My mother’s friend saw it and exclaimed, “That is a perfect pleated skirt. And I went to Catholic school, so I know what I’m talking about!”

To see some more photos you can stop by my blog. Thanks and happy vintage sewing!

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Jia December 5, 2013 at 3:04 am

It’s not a proper Catholic school girl skirt if it doesn’t touch the floor when you kneel down ;-)


raywuwei December 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Haha, this is true.


Joni December 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

Any Catholic school girl worth her salt knows that you go roll the waistband in the restroom to make your skirt shorter ;)


Draped in Cloudlets December 5, 2013 at 10:27 am

Your skirt looks so cool!


raywuwei December 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm



Joni December 6, 2013 at 8:00 am

Minus the buttons, that is the very skirt I wore to MY Catholic high school (in the 1990s, not the 1970s)!


seamsoddlouise December 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I really like this. I shall add a pleated skirt to my making wish list.


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