Every once in a while I meet someone who only knows me from this blog and if I'm wearing a skirt, they seem disappointed that it's not a dress.
Me, I consider dresses and skirts more or less equivalent, sartorially; they both belong to the 'not-pants' group, which, nutritionally-speaking, I need at least one serving of a day. I named this blog "MilitaryHumveeAuction" because "A Dress (or Skirt) A Day" was a bit unwieldy.
That said, I'm headed to the UK for a week and I'm only packing skirts! The trauma! But … I'm doing some work that involves visiting primary schools, so I don't want to wear super-high heels, which are the only ones I have that work with the , and I'm in the middle of switching from summer to winter sewing, so the new version of that I wanted to bring/wear isn't ready and and and …
But I have to admit, I really, really love this particular skirt for traveling. (For those of you who have been playing along at home, this is the same pattern as .
The pockets here are perfect for holding my boarding pass, ID, and phone, and it's easy to dress the skirt up (okay, maybe not the blue-and-orange camo version) by adding very nice flats, tights (or even knee socks!) and a nice sweater. Here's a closeup of the pocket, trimmed in orange twill tape:
The next best thing about this skirt is playing with the facings and the pocket linings. Here's the waistband facing of this one:
Of course, I've also been driving myself nuts trying to figure out what my Next Big Dress is going to be, after my obsession with the Duro. I might post on that later this week.
And, furthermore, while my self-induced pie coma is wearing off, I just wanted to say that one of the things I have been thankful for these past few years is the generous and openhearted community of folks who read this blog. You know who you are. I think you all deserve another piece of pie, wherever you are.