Here is my new skirt I made with Echino Pig fabric. I drafted the skirt pattern by following the guidelines on how to draft an A-line skirt in the Sew What! Skirts pattern book. I really like it because it's one of those skirts that looks cute with a pair of Grey Chuck Taylor's, which I happen to have. Also, it gets pretty windy here, so rarely do I wear full gathered skirts. The combination of my 3 kids and a windy day can be very dangerous. However, with the A-line skirt, I think I'm pretty safe to wear it on a windy day... but then again just to be safe, I will probably wear spandex shorts underneath. I wouldn't want to traumatize my kids.
This reminds me of a time when I was in college and I noticed my friend walking across the quad. As she turned the corner, her entire backside was exposed, because her FULL gathered skirt was caught up in her backpack. She, of course, had no idea that when she had slung her backpack over her shoulder, it caught the back of her skirt and lifted it up. I ran over to her to let her know about the "little show" she was putting on for everyone. She had a good sense of humor about it. I actually ran into her a couple of years ago. Guess what her occupation is, or at least was at the time I ran into her?..... An Exotic Dancer! I am not even kidding you. Darn those full skirts!