1/21/16

Pleated

I've avoided pleats like the bubonic plague for the last 10 years.  Way back when, like 20 years younger I owned and rocked several from the knife pleats to broomstick maxis.  Somewhere along the way, my style changed as well as my body and they became a thing of the past.  Then 10 years ago, I'd purchased a pleated skirt in an attempt revisit that trend, umm yeah,  I felt so frumpy.. like mrs.doubt.fire frumpy and with that the skirt immediately went to the donation pile.



With several pointers in place ... 50+ years older .... pleat trend on fleet .... knowing what works for my body .... an Awesome Tutorial via Stylesewme ... It was a must sew.


What have I learned in revisiting this trend... for my body type @ 5'3", vertical, short torso & boobalicious... 
  • Wide waistband is a must;
  • blouse must be tucked in;
  • pleats should hit below belly button;
  • exception for not tucking it in... a crop top or jacket will do;



WoW what a difference a decade makes ....lol ... no more mrs.doubt.fire 



Until then,
Have a Great Thursday !!!

29 comments:

Myra said...

One word comes to mind for sure...FABULOUSNESS!!!!

SD Cunni Designs said...

Beautiful skirt.

Sheila said...

Thank you Myra !

Sheila said...

Thank you SD Cunni Designs !

alethia said...

Two words comes to my mind for sure: elegantly fabuloussssss! love the skirt.

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia !

Cas... said...

You look fabulous! Great job!

HobbyLover said...

So classy and stylish

Aisha Johnson - SewCouture said...

Love it!!

Janet said...

You look absolutely smashing!! Love everything about this look especially your smile!

Sheila said...

Thank you Cassandra !

Sheila said...

Thank you HobbyLover !

Sheila said...

Thank you Aisha !

Sheila said...

Thank you Janet !

Terri Berry said...

Good thing you revisited this style...you wear it well! Love your fabric selection too! Tres Chic!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

You look fantastic in this skirt! Will you make another one?

Sheila said...

Thank you Terri !

Sheila said...

Thank you Carolyn ! Definitely will make more. Especially being that they are easy.

Kimberly said...

You look so lovely in this. I really appreciate you detailing what makes it work. I have a similar, if a little larger, figure and this will help me a lot.

Aminat said...

Sheila, not sure I have anything else to add, the ladies said it all..... You look absolutely fabulous

Sheila said...

Thank you Kimberly ! Glad I was able to help. Go for it !

Sheila said...

Thank you Aminat !

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

That is fabulous, and your style tips are perfect - very flattering look. Love the booties, too!!!

Cwell Creates said...

Love the skirt. Looks fantastic!

Sheila said...

Thank you Sister ! The booties are from Bolton's.... couldn't resist their sale.

Sheila said...

Thank you Cwell Creates!

Alethia Alethia said...

I'm just now making it to your page, but you rocked this look out big time, LOVE IT!!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia !

Mariela Alethia said...

I luv skirts and are rocking the heck out of those!