Be Original – Add a Striking Detail to Your Simple Skirt
What sets a ready-to-wear garment apart from all the other clothes in retail shops or online?
According to the June/July 2013 edition of ‘Threads’ magazine – ‘Many designers start with classic looks with basic design lines and add striking details to make their clothes original.’ That’s a theme I thoroughly agree with.
This idea from that magazine appealed to me because it is simple, stylish, timeless and a little bit sensual. This striking detail added to a basic, classic pencil skirt (Vogue 6083) is – replacing or adding a back kick pleat in sheer material.
A kick pleat gives you room to move in a slim skirt or dress without you having to worry about revealing too much leg or underwear. (Have you seen the ladies that wear knee-high stockings under open back pleats and think no one will notice? They do and it’s not a good look.)
A kick pleat can be as high as you like for movement while always remaining modest and classy.
This design is simple to do = instructions on pages 62 & 63 of the magazine. In this case it is made from thicker curtain material. Curtain material has always been a sewer’s insider secret. You could substitute lace for plain sheer. You could go sexy black, elegant cream or a contrasting, non-see-through material. It is only limited by your imagination. Go play.
PS – Do wear the skirt with modern shoes. Hers are in a beige skin-tone.
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