Looking back at the fashions of the 1950’s you will certainly remember the popularity of the “Circle Skirt.”
Circle skirts were simply cut out of a large circle of fabric and could be made by anyone with a pair of scissors and some type of appliqued design.
The most famous circle skirt was the “poodle skirt.”
Interesting facts about the poodle skirt:
* Poodle skirts were unique in that there were no two skirts that were the same. Thus, they were “one of a kind.”
* The poodle skirt was designed by Juli Lynne Charlot, an actress and designer.
* Charlot could not ever sew when she came up with her clever idea of applying applique designs of little poodles to a felt circle skit she made in 1947.
* Teenagers across American began sewing and appliqueing circle/poodle skirts and wore them to school as well as to sock hops.
* Saddle shoes were popular shoes to wear with the skirts.