|Functional and Practically Free Thrift Store Dress|
However, I took a good look at her skirts once and was totally impressed. So I was happy to finally tell her in person how excited I was that someone was making a functional hiking skirt for once. As someone who has been hiking in a skirt for over a decade it's exciting to see an actual market developing.
|Rockin' my homemade skirt on the CDT in 2006|
She was very kind to let me have a skirt to try myself and I immediately commenced to wearing it everywhere. And when it got cold I started wearing it over my tights. Or my pink hiking pants...which clashed terribly with the olive skirt. But, I didn't really care.
So, here are the things I love about my Purple Rain Adventure Skirt:
Not too heavy
No sewn in shorts(!!)
Handmade by a real person
For someone on a budget, the cost of $60 could be daunting. However, compared to similar products from big retailers (for the same cost or more) getting a handmade wearable piece of gear for that price is a bargain.