A beautiful, vintage checked skirt came in the mail. Thank you, Mo! It’s very cool. It’s machine stitched with a ruffle at the lower edge and features a draw string waist, with no additional closure.
The lower edge is reinforced with a blue and white ticking. I love the two prints together. I also adore the hand darned repairs.
Finally, there is a secret pocket underneath the ruffle.
Since it’s too shallow for a gun and not secure enough for a set of keys, I’m guessing it was used for money. A tube of lipstick, perhaps? What do you think?
The sense of a life lived, with all its secrets and tribulations, duties and flourishes, comes through this garment. I’m imagining a small resourceful woman in command of her manse — a woman equipped with a fierce will and a few tricks up her sleeve (and money in her hem!)
I’m not sure I’ll be able to stand to cut it up. But, eventually? You know me — the scissors often win out.