Something strange has happened. I have made a short skirt and worn it. Twice. And liked it. The first day I wore it with grey tights and my new top. The second day I wore it with the same top but green tights. And the ubiquitous black Glassons cardigan. The tights match the trim.
The thing is, although I wear skirts every day, they are always knee length. Or just below the knee. So this is quite a big thing. It would be an even bigger step to wear it without tights. But that ain’t gonna happen anytime soon. You would see me wearing trousers first. And seriously, I haven’t worn trousers since 2002. Oh, there was a brief interlude in 2004. But that’s it, people. THAT’S IT.
The skirt is a soft wool suiting material found in some opshop. I followed the same method as these skirts but made the yoke shorter, did only four tucks at the front, kept the back of the skirt as one piece (without a yoke or pleats) and made a waistband. I also finished lining it – those two skirts are still without their lining. It turned out I had EXACTLY the right amount of green trim for the skirt – there was an overlap of roughly 8mm, and I decided on it entirely by accident as the only zips I had were the wrong colour so I went with mint green (and a button to match). The decision to add trim came right at the end – I had been thinking I’d make a very basic, plain skirt. Clearly I am not capable of that.
Admittedly, it is getting a bit chilly to be wearing shorter skirts. But as a means of making that shirt live forever, I have informally decided that it will only be worn with this skirt. So either I’ll be getting some thick woolly tights, or I’ll only be showing my thighs on cool but not cold days.
But first I’m going to clean that bathroom mirror… yikes.