Thursday, September 2

sKirTs


The skirt on the left, I have had for a long time.
I wear it ALL the time.  That's why it's faded.
I couldn't believe my eyes when there was one at a thrift store for $2!  I bought it and will probably fade it out also.  I love the colors...and LOTS of tops go with this skirt. (s)

It may look like I spend LOTS of $$$ on skirts.
I don't.
Most of the skirts I own cost less than $1....some may have cost me all of fifty cents.
I do have a lot of skirts, but that's what I wear. 
All the time.  I might go back to jumpers, but right now I am wearing skirts.  It's fun to have a choice, it's also fun to sew and to find them!




I'm waiting for the Holidays so I can wear this skirt.
Hopefully I can find a red top to go with it.
It is a whimisical skirt....lots of snowy bunnys and snowflakes.  I can't wait to wear this!!





These skirts used to be dresses....until today. I was going through my closet looking for something and I ran across these.  I put them up and haven't been wearing them. I cut the tops/bodices off of them and now they are skirts!  I bought fabric at the old Goodwill store here in town long long ago and made the green dress.  It was kind of wild, but I liked it.  I'm thinking the fabric in the middle came from Ghana!  The skirt on the left reminds me of a fire....I cannot bring myself to wear this until it is cold.





I bought two Land's End skirts from a thrift store with my daughter Sara in the little town she lives in.  She actually found them, and I grabbed them from her. 
I had a dark colored one years ago in the same style, and I wore it out.  I was tickled to find these.....I will also be tickled when they are too big for me.....



A long time ago, James's mom told me I needed a black skirt.  I think I was mainly wearing jumpers and dresses at the time and wasn't too concerned when she told me.  This is a picture of a couple of black skirts I now own.  The one on the left is from Kimberly.  I traded her a stripey bag for it.  I got the one on the right just this past week-end.  It was 1/2 off at a thrift store.  Now I do think it's pretty important to have black skirts.  If I find a nice one and it fits....and I have money for it, I buy it.  I will wear black skirts the rest of my life....as I get nicer ones, I just get rid of the not so nice ones.





The skirts below are ones I have sewn.  Now remember, I am getting fabric for next to nothing for the clothes I sew for myself.  The elastic usually costs more than the material! 



i love these skirts !!



  Almost every time I am fixing to go somewhere and ask Lydia what I should wear, her answer is usually this....."wear the MEOW skirt!"
I do remember paying 50cents for the flowery fabric....and over a dollar for the elastic! It's one of my favorite things to wear.  I am always on the look-out for a good black top, it used to be black skirts I couldn't find.  Most tops available today are made to be worn TIGHT and LOW and I don't want either.






There are three skirts pictured above....not just one.  These skirts can be folded and put in a suitcase and worn without ironing!  I like these, too. 
 They are my fancy skirts.





Last, but not least.  Last, but not all.
I have more.....
This is crazy, but the same top will go with both of these skirts!  Yellow! 

I have been greatly blessed by living in the area I do.
The thrift stores I go to don't charge more than $2.00 for a skirt....and sometimes it's even 25cents! 
But if I only had three skirts to my name and pants were free, I'd wear the skirts.  And never blink an eye.
Wearing a skirt will not make you modest, but it's a good place to start.  You gotta start somewhere.
Just do it.

7 comments:

Grammie Kim said...

IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU COULD WEAR YOUR SNOW BUNNY SKIRT FOR MANY MORE MONTHS.
AND DOES THAT PINK-Y PURPLY ONE HAVE LACE AT THE BOTTOM???
SO PRETTY, MO...SO NICE.
MY SKIRT COLLECTION IS GROWING.

YOU'D LIKE MY TEAL ONE...BUT I PAID MORE THAN 1 DOLLAR.

Mrs. Mobunny said...

None of my skirts have lace on the bottom. I think your eyes must be froze up.

Sara said...

I love your skirt collection! Some are a bit wild for me but they are you!
But you can make me one when I come down again in my colors!

Dee said...

I think skirts are so comfortable. You have an impressive collection.

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

Skirts are also more flattering. Trousers show every lump and bump!

Mrs. Mobunny said...

It's funny, people will ask you if you're cold 'in that dress', and they are shivering 'in their pants' just the same....

Kristi said...

Love your skirts! That's a terrific post. You have such a great eye for fabric. I'm so blah sometimes.

I like the idea of turning old dresses into skirts. That's pretty cool. Hannah has a favorite denim skirt she loves but has become too short. She wants me to cut it off a little shorter and add some "gypsy" fabric to it. I can do that! I'm inspired now.

~Kristi