Backtrack a number of years ago and you would have been hard pressed to see me NOT wearing a skirt or dress and for some reason, I don’t even really recall why (but it may have to do with the fact that we get 7 months of cold weather here!), I don’t wear them much anymore. Th new Kiera skirt has totally convinced me to revert back to the good old days!
The Kiera is an 8 gore skirt with an option to add shirring to the back. I choose to do the flat back as I like a sleeker look on skirts, but the other testers were having so much fun doing the shirring technique that I am considering including a shirred version in the future!
And check out the attached sash at the waist. It adds such a great touch to the fabulous yoke waist, which by the way does a great job at keeping any loose tummy stuff in its proper place!
Even more attention to detail was in the brilliant 24 internal ties that are a part of the seams. They allow you to get all creative and start changing up the entire look of the Kiera skirt.
Or you can just leave it untied for a completely different look. Check out all of the tester photos to see how many variations the team came up with and you will see that this skirt can take you from casual to formal with very little effort.
The Kiera skirt also pairs up perfectly with the Eleni Top/Tunic/Dress, also from Designer Stitch. This is a new one that I sewed up to go with the Kiera. I made both the top and the skirt with coordinating rayon twill that I found at my local fabric store. I love the drape and comfort of rayon!
It also paired up quite nicely with this brushed poly flare-sleeved top I picked up at our local thrift store. The Bridget top, long-sleeved or short sleeved, with its many versions of sleeves, would be a great way to create a similar look. This picture was taken this past weekend on the morning of my 50th birthday!!! I was quite happy to have this perfect outfit to wear for my transition into the next half-century of my earthside journey!
(Click here to see my post on the Bridget top I made earlier this year.)
I absolutely love the sassy, bohemian vibe that I can achieve with this skirt and I can see a few more of these taking up residence in my closet!
Make sure to grab a copy of the Kiera so that you can let your imagination run wild and free. And be sure to join the Designer Stitch Facebook group, too, and share your creations with the rest of the tribe!!!
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