Catholic School Girl Skirt

by raywuwei

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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