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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kick pleat - Day 273

 I showed my dear friend one time how to put in a kick pleat and she has loved them so much she has done a million of them. If you have ever found a cute skirt that was knee length, but then had a major slit in the back this is a solution for you!    

Start with cutting a square of fabric. Lay in over the slit and cut 2" past the slit, and 1" past the hem and the slit top. (I had to piece mine together since my piece wasn't long enough)
 I chose to roll hem the bottom, but you can hem it regular by folding it twice under and sewing.

Next you lay the fabric right side down. Line up the side of the slit with the side of the skirt hem that is already there. 

Sew along the edge

 This is what it looks like when you flip over the fabric.

Repeat on the other side. This is what it looks like when you have only sewed the sides. 

Take the top of the slit and fold the fabric so there are equal parts on either side of the slit. 
Pin in place. 

Sew across the top.

Iron it!This is what it looks like finished!

 When you walk you get a little peek a boo of fun fabric!


Erin said...

Great idea. I"m going to pin it so I can remember it later!

Michelle C said...

I love that. How cool! Love that fabric too! And I forgot to tell you I got the gift card so thank you!!!!!!!!!

Dorianne Cattani said...

Thank you for giving a simple quick fix for a very common problem!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting, found this on pinterest. Fixed my daughters skirt and it looks great!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much i have been trying(without success) to do this very thing

Tracy said...

What a great idea! I hate those long slits in skirts that make me feel uncomfortable. A cute fabric makes this into a great look.

WesTXGrl13 said...

Yea!!! Thank you for showing that MODEST can also be CUTECUTECUTE!!! This is really a neat tute!!!

janine said...

Thank you so much for this. I've been wanting to do something like this forever on my denim skirt! I'd love to share a pic of my end result but there's no option here for pics.