Thursday, April 17, 2008

Of Sweat and Skirts

I think of myself as part girly-girl and part tomboy. Skirts are my favorite thing to wear and I like to sweat.

I like to wear skirts because I love the way they move with my body. I like how they flow when I walk and I LOVE how they twirl when I dance. The more twirly, the better.


The skirt girl

I also like to sweat. What I mean is that I like to do things that cause me to sweat. I like to run, bike, dance, muck horse stalls.


The sweaty girl, just back from a run

These two likes collide sometimes, especially in the summertime. I wear a lot of skirts and I walk most everywhere in town. So on a sunny day at 95 degrees and 95 percent Midwest humidity, I'm gonna sweat in that 17-minute walk to the library. I don't let a little sweat stop me! My swishy skirt and I just march along. I've been known to dance a little on the way, too!

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On a related note, the skirt shown above is one that I just made over the weekend. I am learning to sew and skirts are great because they're pretty simple and I can whip one up relatively quickly (I'm an impatient sewer.) Once I learned how to do zippers, a whole world opened for me - the world of skirts!

This skirt is the first I've done with a lining. Which, I must say, is heavenly. I love the feel - the extra weight and substance the lining gives. Special thanks to AZ Tea Lover for lining guidance!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, skirts are wonderful for making a girl feel like she is properly dressed. I even remember when we wore a slip under those skirts. Whoops, my years are showing ";-) You are so right! The skirt must twirl when the DH and I go out ballroom dancing. None of those wimpy straight skirts for dancing. When ever I see a suitable dress, it must be a dancing dress. You look wonderful in your skirts and your sweats.

My sweaty time is spent in the garden and I love to sweat and get my exercise there. In fact there is a 5 foot high pile of mulch just waiting for me and tomorrow it will be conquered!

Keep up the great sewing. You are becoming quite accomplished. I remember how I felt when I put in my first zipper. Somehow being able to do that meant that I could now call myself a seamstress.

Have fun in your twirly skirts,

Mary Jane

marye said...

Sewing is such a fantastic ability..I have enjoyed it when I had time. Your skirts are great!
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Jes said...

hehehe....luv this post! Sweat and all! And aren't you the
cutie-pants!

The skirt is adorable, you're at sewing! I'm envious!

Have a marvelous weekend girl!

~Jes

Angela McRae said...

Well, I must say you are just cute as a button in that terrific new skirt! Pretty design, great fabric (almost looks vintage) ... I like it a lot. And I'm also impressed at your sewing skills because I am deathly afraid of zippers and have never attempted one!

Allison said...

What a cute skirt- good work! I can relate to being girly and sweaty. :)

MEP said...

I love your skirts, and am so impressed that you continue to challenge yourself with sewing projects! Once I finish my dissertation and graduate, I hope to learn how to thread my sewing machine . . . and then learn how to actually sew!

Linda said...

Love the skirt! Congratulations on your skills as a hobby seamstress.

sweetcakes said...

I loved this outfit when I saw you in it Wed. night. Very classy, very you! The skirt is great. I can't wait to have enough time to get out my new skirt pattern and sew a few for myself.

kathi said...

I love skirts too but what an incredible sewing job you've done! I would have never known....the zipper was always the hardest for me but once you get the hang of it, there's no stopping you! Great job Steph! :)

Philigry said...

you did a great job! love your skirt. i love wearing them in the summer. i think they are so much more comfortable than shorts!
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