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.
In 1999 I took a trip to Morocco. The textures, the colors, the bustle and the desert were constant sources of inspiration. This pattern was inspired
by colorful striped bowls in the Marrakesh souk.
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.