Vintage 1950s Pendleton Turnabout w Quirk - Reversible Plaid Wool Skirt - Emerald to Sapphire Size XS
•Highlights: has a quirk (read condition report!) and priced for that; high waist; classic A-line shape set with pleats; reverses to a different plaid; beautifully made textile as you'd expect from the brand -- see late 1950s ad!
•Colors: one side features sapphire hues, the reverse more of an emerald green -- a different look on each side
•Closures: metal zipper
•Designer/Labels: Pendleton + Pendleton patented Turnabout labels, + Lipman Wolfe & Co. 'Caliente' Sportswear label
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About a modern size XS; please allow room for fit and ease as desired
Waist about 24" -- button can be moved slightly to get 25"
Length about and has original hem turned up
Very good vintage shape with some light signs of previous use. Cleaned. 50-60+ years old.
To note, though: for whatever reason, this Pendleton doesn't have the regular two-sided zipper. It has a one-sided metal Talon zipper. So I had trouble closing it on the dress form when the sapphire side was displayed. You could swap out or reverse the zipper, or maybe it's easier to close on a person? At any rate, I'm selling for the emerald side, knowing that to display the blue side may present some difficulty.
It's a fair price, given it originally retailed for $30 back in the day. The Pendleton mill these days charges around $290 for the sole pleated skirt in their current line. I lived right by the mill and used to gawk at their beautiful products all the time...beautiful, and out of my price range!
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