If I had my time again I would be tap, tap, tapping away on the Broadway stage!
So when I saw this pattern on Etsy a kaleidoscope of high-kicking ladies popped up and danced around my desk. WOW!
But it's time to get real. Somewhere between 1981 and 2011 I got older... and so did my knees.
However, I do wonder whether I might be able to wear some shorts to work this summer?
Obviously, nothing quite as short as Miss Ruby Keeler!
ASOS has some gorgeous pairs in their current range of 208 different styles: 208?! So if you are in the market for buying a pair that would be a great place to start.
But of course I want to sew something...
This little number from the 1930's is rather special!
So is the price.
But I like the skirt-like pleats.
This more recent pattern has a similar look.
And I like that they picture Julia Roberts wearing View A! ; )
View C is a pair of shorts, honest.
But are we heading into "culotte" territory, beloved of trainee teachers in the 1990's? (Yes, I admit it, I am talking about myself!)
And then there is the early 1960's approach to shorts - well, hot pants!
I like this pattern a lot: that Mod-looking top, capri pants - it's got everything!
But I keep coming back to KNEES.
"Knees in the workplace?": Discuss.
And are capri pants in danger of looking "dated" rather than "vintage"?
Would I look like I was referencing the Land's End catalogue clearance sale rather than Audrey Hepburn?