In 2003 I moved back to my home state of NH after living for 26 years in CO. I went through a really tough three year period and actully stopped sewing. Something I've done and enjoyed since 5th grade. After living here for a few years, I searched the web for some sewing connections. I discovered the SWAP contest, and it brought back the love with a vengence.
My first contest was business attire, my second a southwestern theme. I met my DH ballroom dancing, so this year I plan on making clothes to go dancing in. Not competition clothes, but clothes I can were to other places also. Below is an example of exactly what I am talking about.
The back of the shorter skirt allows for movement in dancing, but it appears more of a normal straight skirt to wear for an evening out. The top is a perfect garment to wear with a skirt or slacks.