I found this pretty skirt at the Goodwill Clearance Center this week. After finding it I debated with myself the merits of keeping it. I have a nice collection of 1950s gathered skirts, but I’ve managed to limit it to only those having a travel themed print.
But the print was so great that I rationalized away all my objections. The dark coral color is printed with a metallic gold with accents of light blue, teal and purple. Besides, there was a cute label, Sport Time of California.
After getting it home I put it on the ironing board so I could do a quick photo for my files, and that is when I noticed a seam was split up the center front. An easy fix, I thought as I was beginning to wonder why I even bought it. Then I realized, the split seam was intentional, and below the skirt was a pair of built-in pedal-pushers!
Yes, pedal-pushers, not capris, as these are shorter than a pair of capris would be. This is a garment for which there is no name, as far as I know. But all the years I sold vintage clothes, it was probably the most requested item. And this is only the second pair I’ve ever had.
Funny how quickly a purchase I was so lukewarm about turned into the prize of the day!