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Parlor Game Skirts Made for Party Play, 1953

The wide felt skirt, gaily decorated with anything from families of fur poodles to rhinestone phone numbers, is referred to in the garment t.

"Back in 1955, every girl craved a poodle skirt. I was only 3 years old, but I really wanted one, too. Mom didn't sew, though, and buying one was too frivolous. But, our landlady had no children, so she decided that she would make one for me - and one to match for my mom. They were made of black felt, with suspenders for mine to hold it up. Just look at my excitement! How beautiful mom was! Mom is 85 now, and still beautiful, and I wish I still had that skirt!" -Marta Peterson, Westport, CT

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"Back in every girl craved a poodle skirt. I was only 3 years old, but I…

1954-1969 Costume for Women: one fad that took hold in the 50's was the full circle poodle skirt. These had felt poodles appliquéd onto the skirt.

Costume for Women: one fad that took hold in the was the full circle poodle skirt. These had felt poodles appliquéd onto the skirt.

Rocker, Mods, Punk, Rude boy, Skinheads, Teddy boy...

Rocker, Mods, Punk, Rude boy, Skinheads, Teddy boy...

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The circle skirt was the least bulky of the full skirts. The pattern was cut form one very large square piece in the shape of a doughnut. The inside circle was the waist measurement and the outside circle created the fullness.

Audrey Totter 1946 #1940sFashion #vintage

Audrey Mary Totter (December 1917 – December was an American actress and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player.