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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making winter skirts and underlayers? on: July 08, 2012 04:21:43 AM
I wear dresses full time as well, and I'm in Mass so it gets fairly cold.  I found that wearing an extra pair of knee-hi socks under my boots kept me toasty.

A few suggestions:  Make your bloomers almost as long as your dresses.  Sitting down and having cold knees is no fun (I learned the hard way last winter).  I personally like thick flannel.  It's soft and warm and you won't overheat when indoors.  Pajama bottoms will work fine, just remember to lower the rise a bit so that they sit a bit below where your skirt will.

You're probably better off layering than necessarily what your skirts are made of.  A nice twill or curduroy will serve you well and wash easily.  You can always toss an extra slip or two.  I do my skirts A-line and they're flattering and easy to work in.  Consider a gored skirt for something easy and fun as well.  There's no reason you can't stick to elastic.  I'm a zipper girl for outer layers but sometimes use folded over lycra as a nice smooth waist for my underlayers.

I promise that you'll be much warmer in your skirts and bloomers than in pants.  I was really amazed how warm I was last winter.

Good luck!
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