Seriously, these are the skirts of my dreams. I love button-fronts but the Colette Beignet is the wrong shape for me: it's neither straight nor A-line and I know I would struggle to make it fit my flat-bottomed, straight-up-and-down frame without looking like I was wearing my mother's hand-me-downs.
I have a vintage (1970) pattern that I was on the point of trying out, but I had the nagging suspicion it was too insubstantial and plain - I wanted a little bit of swish.
Kelly? You've got the high waist that I love / need, combined with side pockets and look - best of all! - those neat little pleats either side of the button band. So you get skirt width without bulk over the tummy.
I live with my First Love in a rural idyll, after a lifetime in exile. In July 2007 he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma: an incurable cancer of the blood plasma. We got married in December 2007. Carpe diem.
There is lots of wind and sky where I live, which blows me away.
I love reading and stitching and creating things.
I have two lovely children, a dog and my First Love.
The Roobeedoo Manifesto, January 2012:
I hereby undertake to make all my own clothing
or purchase it from ethically-minded independent designers.
For now. For always.