Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Style Tips for a Pleated Skirt

Wear it with

With A Crop Top

Just showing a little skin, is flattering, with a high column shoe and a simple ponytail displaying a relaxed and casual look.

With either a buttoned front, or a cute zip back the pleated skirt is versatile but also a unique item to include to your summer wardrobe.  

... or Camisole 

For a minimalist style, opt for a plain top, with a wedged strappy sandal. Sophisticated tonal colours work best.
The simple white of the camisole, compliments the sheek vertical greys in the pleated split skirt. 
The Harriet pleated split skirt creates a unique outfit, for those who like to pair a sophisticated look with a cheeky bit of leg on show.

... Or even add a Splash of colour, with a vest, to illuminate that colourful summer look.
The outfit is cool in the summer sun, with the light shades but also suits that formal appearance for those who are busy bees and want a perfect versatile outfit.

... Maybe pair it with a complementary jersey top, for an effortless casual weekend look.  

Items available on www.madiamatilda.co.uk

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Upcycling a pleated skirt

You will need: 

Tape measure

To begin start with laying out your skirt, measure the distance you would like your side split to be. Mark with chalk your split point.

Place the skirt onto a Mannequin or willing model. Measure the distance up from the hem to your desired length. 

Once you have done both sides, lay your skirt on the table and unpick the hem & waistband to as far as u need.  Then cut vertically, from the hem to the waist. 

Turn inside out and sew to the point you marked with the chalk. 

Your skirt should still be inside out, sew down, each side of the split. 

Bar tack across the split opening on the right side up. 

Style as desired, for more details on how to style this skirt see our style tips, available on Tuesday 19.08.14. 

Skirts available on www.madiamatilda.co.uk
Sincerely Madia & Matilda