Colours are able to lift the mood and create an ambience, sunny yellow is most definitely the king of mood lifters and always makes me happy.
So, are you stuck in 2 hours of snail-pace traffic on Third mainland bridge? Yellow!! . Did PHCN (with)hold power for 2 weeks? Hello Yellow!! . FRSC caught you with an invalid driver’s license? Mellow Yellow!! (erm…take forced enthusiasm with several pinches of salt).
Midi-length full skirts are trendy now, it’s lovely how the silhouette is oh so lady like and grown-up chic.
When I drafted this box pleat skirt, I wanted to do something a little different, so I sewed the pleats “doubly-boxed” or shall I say “boxed-box” where each set of pleats consists of a back pleat and a narrower front pleat on top. For the shell, I used a synthetic silk fabric and for the lining, I used a light cotton fabric.
Box pleats are rather interesting, two-faced really, as the reverse-side forms an inverted pleat design. Beautifully stitched crisp pleats require a significant amount of precision and pressing/ironing is also a key part of the sewing process.
I love the finished result, it is a very pretty skirt. 🙂