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Antique Silk Velvet Skirt/Wine Color - $29 (Asheville)

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Petite size (see measurements below). Beautiful silk velvet, beautiful wine color. It looks like the original top was cut off most likely long ago. I have had it for decades thinking to cut it up to use the silk velvet but, since it seems to be a functional skirt, I thought I'd post it for sale. It has an original metal zipper (which glides easily). This zipper was made by Conmar. Conmar has been making zippers since the name registered in 1934. They were used so often on US Military Clothing and Equipments from late 30s through 70s. This Conmar aluminium zipper is typical 50-60s style.)
The shape is odd in that there are two 'rounded panels' (hand finished) attached to the front panel and over the front panel, and they are gathered on top. The top part which was cut off is 'raw edged' and has what appeared to be a band of couching as decoration. I decided to leave it as is for visual interest.
The back part consists of 3 panels stitched together. The front part is one panel, had two darts, and has two gathered and 'loose' panels over the top panel (which are rounded and hand finished.
The bottom end is 19" wide measured flat and the top part (at the seam) is 14" measured lying flat (and is gathered).
The length measured from the seam at the middle is 11.5 inches long at the front and 12" long at the back (both measured from the seam at the waist). The colors of this skirt are more of a wine red purple than these colors show.

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