Embroidered Linen Skirt
Some things that seem simple aren’t simple at all.
Well, maybe they are, but it’s not that simple.
In celebration of Spring’s approach, the cool, crisp cucumber sandwich comes to mind.
Bread, butter with a smidgen of Dijon, cucumber.
Couldn’t be simpler.
Except, of course, that the bread is homemade white bread, dense, fine-textured, sliced a mere 1/4” thick. The butter is rich and golden, preferably churned within your own zip code. Your cucumber (English hothouse) is sliced in 1/16” slices (at most) before the salting ritual begins (no rye bread, instant salad-dressing mix, or mayonnaise; complexity is often a substitute for quality and skill).
These delicate morsels reached their zenith a century ago, when ladies of good taste wore skirts like this. Cool, crisp, genteel. Simple, too, but not simple simple.
It’s subtly enhanced with beautiful cut-out embroidery, delicate, and patiently stitched.
A pleasure on a Spring afternoon.
Embroidered Linen Skirt (No. 5868). Pure linen lined in polyester, with cut-out embroidery on front sweep. Lower-calf length, invisible zipper at wearer’s left. Imported.