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Convertable skirts

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Convertable skirts

Postby Jim » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:08 am

I work on a berry farm in a fairly conservative area. I think it might hurt our image if I served customers wearing a skirt. So, on several of my somewhat above the knee skirts, I have sewn a button near the hem between the legs, and added a button hole on the opposite side. When I button it, it looks like the shorts I usually wear in summer. When I'm not with customers, just co-workers, I unbutton, and feel much freer.
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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby rick401r » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:51 pm

I've done the same, only I used velcro.
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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby Grok » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:37 pm

A "stealth skirt."
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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby Big and Bashful » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:05 pm

Don't some of the utilikilt type skirts do similar with snaps? I have one skirt which has a press stud, it doesn't stay fastened though, I think it might be my Elcommando hiking kilt type thing.
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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby Milfmog » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:31 pm

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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby Grok » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:08 pm

If you scroll down in the Sewing section you will find a similar thread-apparently there is some interest in Stealth Skirts. There may be a substantial number out there who might be willing to try Stealth Skirts, even if they aren't willing to wear unambiguous skirts in public.
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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby Caultron » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:05 pm

There's almost no difference between skorts and those oversized floppy shorts that people wear these days.
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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby Jack Williams » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:23 am

The Macabi skirts are the ultimate convertable skirts.

http://www.macabiskirt.com/
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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby Big and Bashful » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:45 am

Jacj,
I sort of agree about the Macabi, they never look like shorts though, more a badly wrapped nappy! I find that if you start snapping and using the strappy bit there are then loops of hem which catch on things more often, I rarely use the m because I feel it would be too easy to damage the skirt when it is pinned up like that, also I am not a fan of the nappy look. Like them as a skirt though and for a couple of operations on the yacht I do use the clever bits to keep them out of the way. I would still like a knee length version.
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Re: Convertable skirts

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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby Caultron » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:16 pm

Courage, conviction, nerve, verve, dash, panache, guts, nuts, balls, gall, élan, stones, whatever. Get some and get skirted.

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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby skirtyscot » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:47 pm

Except that it is a skort!
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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby Grok » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:13 pm

Perhaps change will be largely invisible, if stealth skirts become a trend.
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Re: Convertable skirts

Postby Jack Williams » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:01 am

Skorts are a fashion crime!
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Re: Convertable skirts

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