You know those items of clothing in your wardrobe that you find yourself reaching for all of the time or the ones that you make yourself NOT wear because you've probably been wearing them a bit too often?? This skirt is just that for me. I made it in the beginning of June and I'm so in love. It's the Gathered Skirt for All Ages by Purl Soho (it's a free pattern!!). It was a breeze to make and it's probably the most practical piece of clothing I've ever owned.
I don't know the name of the fabric, but it's a cotton/linen something or other and it's heavy enough to drape well and stay put in the wind and on a bicycle, but light enough for the hot and humid days of summer. Then there are the pockets, which are AMAZING!! I'm very much a pocket girl, especially in skirts or dresses, but these pockets are downright perfect. Large and quirky, they add style and lightheartedness to the design, while providing fabulous storage for all of your treasures. I've found these pockets to be great for collecting eggs, holding a ball of yarn while knitting (I can knit while standing at the park with Oak...AMAZING!!), holding my kindle, holding Oak's toys, etc. If it fits in your hands, it likely fits in these pockets, and for a busy mama, these pockets make this skirt perfect. My only issue with this perfect skirt is that elastic waists don't pair the best with toddlers who like grabbing onto mama's clothes...but this, in time, shall pass.
Adding this skirt to my wardrobe also allowed me to part with several older skirts that I'd been holding on to, but just didn't love. As I journey towards a simpler and smaller wardrobe, I'm finding that staple pieces such as this are what I need to add. Things that can go from season to season and that can be mixed, matched, and layered are the best and this skirt can do all of those things! I'm excited to pair it with a cardigan, tights, and boots for fall! Hooray for perfect wardrobe additions!