The June Skirt

Our current home went through huge renovation work before we moved in. We took some (most) of that work into “our own hands” and needless to say the initial weeks were extremely busy: stripping wallpaper, carpets, carrying waste to the recycling (you get the picture)! It was February 2015. It was cold. It was very cold!

Iain was the first neighbour we met. We were taking waste to the garage – yes, our “unwanted” items live in the garage temporarily before being moved to the skip. We were just at the landing getting to know each other, when Iain’s door opened and in amongst the cold and grey landscape of a Scottish winter’s morning June emerges in a lively vibrant yellow gown. A splash of spring sunshine to brighten our day. The personality? Just as lively and vibrant! A true force of Nature. June welcomed us to the neighbourhood and could not have been more positive about the neighbourhood. This was just the boost of energy we needed to keep up with the arduous work.

This skirt was “born” from one of my Fashion Design course assignments.  It was December 2017 – winter, cold, rainy, windy. I wanted to create something with a warm Scottish fabric (like tweed), but with a vibrant colour and different shape to lift the mood of the miserable winter days. Well, I didn’t need to go far: my inspiration was June! And here it is: The June Skirt!

I was delighted with the end result and have worn it quite a few times during the last winters (normally pre-Christmas while it still fits). June has not only been an inspiration, she has been extremely supportive and a great listener. Both Iain and June supported some of my course projects, either directly or indirectly. Thank you both! It may not be anything to you, but it has been extremely helpful and enriching for me.

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