This one I love, it is so fun. Both these are from fabric I thrifted awhile back. I just couldn't make a blouse out this fabric it was to fun so I made this skirt and am in love, it is so comfy and light. I am thinking of making a peasant blouse for it but I am thinking of combining 2 patterns to make it I want different sleeves. But we will see for now a white tshirt will do and not this one with paint spatters on it.
This one is unfinished I ran out of lace. And when I was designing the skirt by combining two patterns and adding a zipper etc instead of an elastic band I didn't take into account of where the seam would be. So it is in the front and I had only so much fabric. This skirt is a littler rougher in design and sewing than the top one. But is so light to wear.
Life has been a little to busy so these skirts have been cut for awhile I just sewed them recently. The slip I made awhile back goes very well with these and that slip has turned into the best thing ever very cool and light for our hot muggy summer.
I wear mostly skirts, pants, shorts or capri pants very rarely. I was recently asked why I have switched to mostly long skirts. And here is my thoughtout answer......
Short skirts don't look good on me :0)
I prefer below the knee or mid cafe during the summer and full length during the winter they are so warm!
I have come to a point in my way of thinking that life is to short to follow the crowd. I see women who wear skirts all the time for religious reasons and I admire their faithfullness.
Though wearing a skirt for me is not the same reason as theirs. I just love them and for so many years I have wanted to wear skirts most of the time but for silly reasons I didn't. Afraid of what people would say and think were my biggest reasons. Well my only reasons! But as I have gotten older I have learned that most are more afraid of what others think of them than really honestly worrying about others.
So this year I wanted to see if I could wear a skirt most of the time for fun and see if there is a difference. What I have learned so far as of Nov Thanksgiving Day as a matter of fact almost 180 days I have worn a skirt, about 21 of those days I would have to guess ( and that is a high guess) I have worn sweat pants, shorts, capri pants, or a pair of jeans. And that is because I was working in the yard, doing service with church, a water balloon activity at church, and camping.
What I have learned...
1. You are treated better more respectful
2. I feel girly and I am very much a tom boy at heart.
3. I have sewn more with wanting to sew most of them.
4. Hubby loves it
5. doors are opened for me most every where I go
6. For some reason people smile and are so much nicer to me
7. I look at myself differently better.
8. I have more respect for myself
This list could probably go on and for those I know personally who read this please don't think I am weird. :0) I love skirts and for so many years I was very disrespectful to myself, degrading, very unmodest in thought, dress, action, and attitude. Now that I am older I am seeing myself differently and I want to do what I want not what society wants of me. I feel society going down a road I really don't want to go I could go againest that in other ways and I know many who do but for me this experiment has opened my eyes in so many ways...better ways. I like what I see in the change in me.
I still like to get out there and get muddy in the garden, use the chainsaw when we are clearing some of our property, or mow the grass in shorts to get sun on my legs. Next week I am going to girls camp and will probably wear capri pants and shorts most of the time. I'll have to slip a skirt in there at least one day since it feels very weird to wear anything else now. But I respect myself more for sticking to a goal that might seem silly or weird to others.
And best of all my dearest friend my husband loves it! What other reason do I need. :0)