Why athletic skirts? First, I prefer skirts to the mountain uniform of jeans and yoga apparel when I step away from home. 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. These designs evolved from a classic case of necessity being the mother of invention: I designed what I couldn’t find. I converted my drawings and paintings into fun, and (I think) flattering patterns.
One year my father brought me back a kaleidoscope from some far flung country and I spent months behind the peephole marveling that one flick of the wrist could provide a fresh composition. It’s the subtle influences that come back around, and I used that memory in the design of this blue flower watercolor from the Mojo Garden.
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.