90’s Style Rayon Rae Skirt

This skirt reminds me so much of a skirt I wore in 1994 – in a good way! It was a floral rayon skirt in a similar colourway and print style, maybe a little shorter, and I loved it. I was in the eighth grade, and wore it with patent leather Mary Janes, sometimes a red plaid lumberjack-style jacket with quilted lining on top. The 90’s are coming back in fashion again, and this skirt fits right in!

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It’s the Rae Skirt, View A, the shorter length and less full silhouette. I was short on fabric and wanted to squeeze it out of the yardage I had. The less-full version still has a good amount of flare and doesn’t look like a rectangle.

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(Pictures taken a little while ago, when it was warmer!)

The fabric is vintage rayon, bought on Etsy about 3 years ago, when I was still amazed that you could buy vintage textiles online and wanted to snap them all up! It could also be 90’s era vintage, since the classification of vintage probably extends to 1994 by now. (20 years ago – wow how time flies!)

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I made this skirt on the same day as the black dotted one – a while ago, I meant to get this post up much sooner! f you’re sewing up a few Rae skirts assembly-line style, choose fabrics that all use the same thread colour for maximum speed! Black thread and black serger thread means no re-threading required until all the skirts are done.

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This skirt is going to be pretty with mustard yellow or olive green, fuchsia or coral. Or black. Or grey, both dark charcoal or light heather grey. It’s one of those versatile floral prints that almost works as a neutral, or it does if you are me!

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I’m wearing it with a belt, to cover up the elastic waist. If you always plan to wear a belt with this skirt, then adding belt loops would be a good choice.

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Trying it on in the morning:

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I like the casualness of in-the-mirror shots.

This skirt has a ‘one of a kind’ label in it, and since the fabric is vintage, it really is!

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Here’s the skirt on the dress form:

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You can see that even the least flared option is still fairly full. This is a great, easy skirt to wear!

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Get the Rae skirt pattern here, and for extra sewing help, follow the Rae-in-a-Day sewalong here!

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20 Responses to 90’s Style Rayon Rae Skirt

  1. sonia October 27, 2014 at 7:12 am #

    Love this version and your styling. I’m planning many Rae skirts before summer comes round again.

    • Tasia October 27, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

      Awesome! It’s such a quick pattern to make up.

  2. Emma October 27, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Super cute! I’m planning on making a dark floral skirt this week too.

    • Tasia October 27, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

      Good choice! Dark florals are great this time of year. (And too-bright florals are hard to wear when it’s grey out, I find!)

  3. Heather October 27, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    I love this version. I loved this 90s style. Floral skirts/dress with boots and jean jackets. I love it!

    • Tasia October 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

      Yes! Boots would be even better.

  4. Mia October 27, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    I love this outfit! I also remember dressing like this almost 20 years ago, and I still love (almost) anything 90s.

    • Tasia October 27, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

      Me too, I think it’s because those were my teenage years and when I started to express myself through what I wore. So the 90’s have a good association for me, also an awkward one since it was high school and all, but I did love the fashions of those years!

  5. Tara October 27, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    Off topic, ish, but where did you get your dress form??

  6. Kaitlyn October 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    This is such a happy and cheerful skirt. The close up shot of the fabric is lovely

    • Tasia October 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

      Thanks! It’s a pretty print, I agree!

  7. Lucy October 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    Oh my…I think I had that skirt circa 1994. And then there was the long floaty daisy-patterned one with buttons down the front that I wore with Doc Martens and a crop top.

    I’m really hoping that, now those styles are coming back, some of those fabrics will also start popping up!

    • Tasia October 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

      I am sure they will! I’ve already seen 90’s-inspired prints out there in the market, daisies and florals and lots of plaids, too. I also had a long skirt with buttons up the front! And a crinkly sheer skirt with a drawstring waist. I never had real Doc Martens but I did have the cheap department store version.

  8. New Model Lamé October 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    That outfit is so Brenda from Beverley Hills 90210!! I love it.

    You know i heard brown tinted lipsticks were making a comeback…….

    • Tasia October 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

      Thanks! And, awesome! I was partial to a dark burgundy lipstick but often didn’t have the guts to wear it out of the house. :)

  9. colette October 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    such nice fabric, definitely conjuring the 90s (in a good way!) with the denim jacket ;o)

  10. Laura October 27, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    I am very nostalgic for the 1994 era myself, and snap up similar florals whenever I come across them. I was 26 in 1994 though, so there’s that. LOVE your flashback skirt!

  11. Amanda April 14, 2015 at 6:24 am #

    I have been wanting to make this skirt for a while. I just a had a baby a few months ago and I love that the elastic waist will accommodate changes in my body this season. There are so many patterns for elastic waist skirts but none as stylish as this one – thanks for creating a nice alternative to the basic rectangle skirt!! I just wanted to leave some feedback or maybe suggestion for a tutorial here on the blog – I’d love to see a “how-to” on creating and adding belt loops and maybe pockets to this pattern. :) Thanks Tasia!! xo, Amanda

    • Tasia April 14, 2015 at 9:53 am #

      Thanks for the suggestions! I’m collecting all of the tutorial suggestions we get and putting them on a list, for future. In the meantime this post on sewing the inseam pockets into the Cambie Dress is close – you’ll just have to determine how far down you want the pockets to go. http://sewaholic.net/sewing-inseam-pockets/