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.
When our son brought home his interest in irrational numbers and mathematical theorems, his excitement was contagious. His knowledge far outstrips mine, but I shared his fascination with Pi as a middle schooler. It is really fun to think of numbers unfurling in space, marching out beyond imagination and light. I also rediscovered e or Euler’s number while reading Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures. In a scene in the celebrated movie, the protagonist Katherine Johnson used Euler’s number to calculate the trajectory of John Glenn’s space capsule on a blackboard. That moment inspired me to plot the numbers of e using a color algorithm – my own take on a color trajectory. I wanted to engage numbers in a new way and found there was an architecture, a different kind of reveal as I painted row after row of squares that looked like chiclets. I found cadence in irrationality and a new correspondence with color.
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.