Why athletic skirts? When I step into town I prefer skirts to the mountain uniform of jeans and yoga apparel. I kept searching for longer, attractive alternatives to the athleisure offerings. I wanted to wear one outfit from the garden to the walking trail to the bike path to meetings and even into a casual evening. I needed a hemline that was long enough to look professional and short enough to give way when I pedaled (shorter hem lengths coming as well for the young and spry.) And in the Fall I wanted skirts to layer over leggings and boots. So I designed what I couldn’t find. I converted my drawings and paintings into fun, and (I think) flattering patterns.
This painting was inspired by the classic geometrical problem of squaring the circle. “Squaring the circle” served as a good personal metaphor, since I was grappling with what I thought were insurmountable challenges. After I created this piece the tides shifted, and that tale has now been told out, but I do remember what a delight this was to paint.
Modern jersey with plenty of stretch (95% polyester, 5% spandex). Printed with ecologically-safe inks by Spoonflower in the US. Handsewn by a small team of dedicated women throughout the United States.
Wash separately in cool or warm water using a gentle machine cycle and phosphate-free detergent. Machine dry using a low temperature setting. Iron if necessary with a light touch on a synthetic setting with the printed side down for best results.