Playing with online paper dolls...again

Le Hobble Skirt

The goods: Vintage '80s Levis jacket available at Etsy; Topshop boots; my very own Le Hobble skirt, pattern on Ravelry; Viva Glam lipstick; oxidized hoops from Etsy.

It's true. I've been having a little too much fun with Polyvore. (Oh, look, a pair of hiking socks...let's style 'em!) It's a great way to try looks without having to buy them and completely engaged by inner child who's still obsessed with paper dolls. Also it's fun and silly. Who doesn't need some silly these days?

Here's one of my skirt designs roughed up with a denim jacket and ankle booties. (Go for extra length and less, ahem, negative ease for the office.)

Laissez les bon temps roulez.

Le Hobble Skirt--Premiere

Yes, it's been a while since anything has come out of the atelier.

Publishing this pattern reminds me to thank every knitwear designer everywhere. For the labor and care and attention you put into your patterns. Boy, do y'all work hard!

Let me introduce you to Le Hobble Skirt, a handknit pencil skirt with sexy striations of twisted rib.

Many thanks to the lovely Christine for modeling; doesn't she look fab?

And to Cheryl Oberle, whose Organic Merino yarn makes this piece.

Dying to knit one yourself. The pattern is available on Ravelry. Happy hobbling!