Yesterday I roasted a bit in those tights, so today I decided to be brave and make this the first day in the new season to go without. And haven't regretted it one bit. I think the weather has turned at last!
Well, bare legs in a short-ish skirt, that is. I've just realised I have gone without tights already this self-stitched September, but that was in long-ish skirts. You can wear long skirts and they will keep your pegs quite nicely warm in a light wind. Short skirts take a bit more courage and conviction, a real test of warmth or lack of. It helps that the morning lows are not dropping below double figures now (that's in Celsius, natch!) and that sure does make everything feel a whole lot more hey-it-'s-spring like and not when-the-heck-is-it-going-to-warm-up like.
Today I'm trialling this old skirt. I'm not sure about it. It's been sitting in my possible Sammie's pile for a few weeks, since I realised I didn't wear it at all during autumn or winter. I'm not sure if the python print is me, or not. When I made it I was particularly pleased with the black side panels which I randomly tuck-stitched to match the leather-y look of the print, and look like this below... And I'm always hesitant to toss out things that are still perfectly serviceable and don't yet look just awful through too much wear; plus are potentially useful little summer things, like a skirt in a neutral but interesting print. What do you think?
D'ya wanna know something interesting about this little photo spot? Well, probably not that interesting but just a little factoid; this is like the opposite spot from where I took every single one of my me-made June photos. Opposite, in that I used to set up my camera on these rocks where I am standing here, tucked away in these bushes, and stand down on the beach down where my camera is sitting today.
Hehe, well, I did admit that it wasn't that interesting...
Shirt; Burda 7767 with modifications, dark olive linen, details here
Skirt; Vogue 7303 lined, python print satin, details here, but shortened since then
Sandshoes; Country Road