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I am terrified of sewing with plaids or checks, but I would brave it if I ended up with a skirt that sweet.  29-12-11  Victorian Plaid Wool Sporting Skirt,  circa 1890s. Dating to the late 1890s, this plaid wool skirt would have been made for the woman who was enjoying a new found freedom to partake in sports, such as golf, skating, and bicycling, previously reserved for men.

Dating to the late this plaid wool skirt would have been made for the woman who was enjoying a new found freedom to partake in sports, such as golf, skating, and bicycling, previously reserved for men.

Whipped up by hand in a jiffy...

Edwardian lace shirtwaist blouse, ca Part of a whole outfit consisting of this + embroidered bolero and skirt. Source: the amazing Abiti Antichi website (stunning collection of Victorian/ Edwardian dresses)