My latest skirt is made from Simplicity 8099, a “miniskirt” pattern from 1969. I use the term miniskirt loosely because this is the length it ended up after I removed 3″ from the pattern and made a 2″ hem. Not very mini, if you ask me. I made this using some navy fine wale corduroy I thrifted. I chose this pattern, because of the interesting pocket detail. It’s basically a patch pocket that is slip-stitched on and also doubles as a belt loop. The zipper is lapped (my new favorite method).
I found this sweater at a thrift store and I’m pretty sure it’s part of an old marching band uniform. Pretty groovy.
If you’ve been reading for a while you’ll notice that my hair is much shorter. I got my hair cut in the “Halo” style invented by Vidal Sassoon in the 60’s. I loved my hair right after I got it cut, but unfortunately I can’t get my hair as sleek and straight as the stylist did. It sort of ends up looking like a fluffy mushroom top so it looks like I will be wearing headbands for the foreseeable future. Here’s a photo from my Instagram showing it right after it got chopped.
Sigh…. I’m missing my long hair. Oh well, hair grows.