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.
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.
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!
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!