OWOP: Day 6 with Prince of Wales Ginger

Prince of Wales Colette Ginger Skirt

See those cute teal shoes above? Yeah, haven’t worn those since I lived in Texas and drove EVERYWHERE. I am not even going to pretend that those shoes will be worn today. I haven’t worn heels since I moved to London. My poor ankles aren’t suited for balancing over cobblestones and uneven pavements. All my heels are gathering dust in the closet. Maybe I’ll start using them just for picture purposes. But really, how do women in this city rock heels so well? My calves hurt just looking at them.

So…this is my first Ginger skirt. It fits a bit big now (hurrah!) but I don’t think I will go through the trouble of taking it in. I bought some wool Prince of Wales fabric and hope to replace this one next winter. When I made this skirt I used a pattern that I graded up to a size 20. I found the pattern a bit too roomy around the hips so I’ve since started using the 18 with a modified waist. I used the slash-and-pivot method to add some inches at the waist and keep the hips the same. I’m liking the new look and will soon retire this skirt. But it’s had a great run.

Prince of Wales Colette Ginger Skirt

Let me end this post with sending a MASSIVE congrats to Dibs and family. She and her husband welcomed Noah into the world late last night. Can’t wait to meet the little guy.

13 thoughts on “OWOP: Day 6 with Prince of Wales Ginger

  1. Oh how I love this outfit – the colour palette is very 50s and sweet! I wish I could rock heels, but like you, I don’t like the pain and I like to walk fast! I could sure do with the added height though!


  2. The outfit is great!

    I don’t think anyone in London wears heels, except while they’re at work and move around in the office. Everyone on the train wears sneakers at least πŸ™‚


  3. Oh, I love those teal heels! I have the same problem – when I lived in St. Louis I drove everywhere and wore minimum 3″ heels daily. Now that I live in Chicago, it’s just not practical πŸ™‚

    Even though it’s a little big now, I hope you can still get some wear out of this Ginger – it’s very pretty!

    And BTW: I bought fabric for Ginger #6 yesterday! Well, OK – also for #7!


  4. I never wore heels when I worked in London either. It’s impossible if you want to keep your limbs intact. Those are great shoes though. And this skirt is definitely worth the effort of taking in. Beautiful.


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