60's Classic Cottagecore Blue Floral Skirt$52.00
Measurements (in inches, taken flat, doubled when necessary)
Elastic Waist: 29-44 (unstretched to max-stretched)
For reference, mannequins measures: 34, 25, 35. 5
My measurements: 34, 27, 37
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition
*Oopsie Daisies (other than age appropriate wear) include: None. All clothes are carefully hand-washed and air-dried unless otherwise noted.
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There's a thing I just read about called "cottagecore." Maybe you ARE a cottagecore-r and that's how you found this! Welcome!
If you are new to this world, let me just cut, copy, past directly from their fandom page:
"Cottagecore ( also known under the name farmcore or country core) is an aesthetic inspired by a romanticized interpretation of agricultural life. They are centered on the idea of a more simple life and harmony with nature."
Okay, so I grew up on a 1000 acre cattle farm so I am SO digging this fashion genre (along with my other two favorites: mori and disneybounding) and completely understand the draw.
In these day of highly scheduled lives and constant screens in front of us, it sounds ah-mazing to grab a woven basket and go harvest the tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs from the garden. Along the way, we might scratch the ears of our favorite cow, shoo the chickens out of the way, and stop and watch a bee visiting the wildflowers growing along the path.
Yes. Yes. And yes.
Laura Ashley, Gunne Sax and Jessica McClintock made clothing empires based on this aesthetic.
But you know what's also wonderful about living on a farm? Farm folk often made our own clothes. We loved going to the fabric store in town, running our hands over the bolts of fabric and picking one that reminds us of our favorite alfalfa field right before it gets harvested.
Handsewn. Handgrown. They go hand-in-hand.
Which is why this handmade skirt is so perfect for a return to simplicity and simpler times. Put it on and think about the girl who made it—how she chose the McCalls or Simplicity pattern, picked out the specific fabric and then went home and bent over the sewing machine. She was probably so excited to wear it.
I was a little worried about this skirt (and the other one I bought at the same time) getting noticed among all the name-brand vintage clothes. What tags do I use to get picked up for maximum SEO? Does anyone come to Etsy and search for "handmade vintage skirt"?
Yes. This dress and her sister will both be bought by people who appreciate the history behind the trend of cottagecore. Someone who truly believes in the message will fall in love with this sweet skirt and add her to her cart.
Is that someone you?