The song reminded me of me and a friend once rushing to get our canoe to shore ahead of a storm on the lake where we lived. Energetic fun, but with a real deadline.
And since I was wearing my new dress that day, I got some lovely pictures to share!
If you want to read about the dress pattern or construction, here are the links:
Advance 4914, view 2, PATTERN
Advance 4914, view 2, CONSTRUCTION
Photos by Eryn Rieple.
Actually the petticoat does show a bit when I sit or raise my legs (see the two pictures below). Interestingly, it's not a matter of length of skirt, but of circumference of hem! If a skirt has a wide circumference, and you strike a Captain Morgan pose (for instance), the skirt will come up over your knee and still have plenty of folds to fall down as well. But if a skirt has a narrow circumference, when you lift the knee for that pose, it'll lift more of the skirt, even creating drag-lines as it lifts fabric from elsewhere in the skirt. So if a petticoat is super full with a huge circumference (like this one I'm wearing), and the skirt over if has a narrower circumference, the skirt will occasionally lift or ride up when the petticoat below it does not. Thus when I sit, crouch, or raise a leg, the white froth of petticoat spills out the bottom. I must be aware of it to be ladylike in this outfit!
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