My friend ordered a circle skirt. I came up with an 8-panel design in rose print pattern. The skirt hangs in a triangular manner adding a pleasant amount of volume around the knees. The folds add a great visual interest while in motion. It will be great with a basic t-shirt or a lovely blouse.
Animal print is one of my favorite prints to work with. While it is interesting on its own, I am intrigued to see how it gets altered through gathers and pleats. This skirt, the latest addition to my wardrobe, has a large pleat in the front in the middle giving it a nice vertical feel. Small gathers on both sides of the front pleat add a more gentle feel. I plan to wear it with bright tops; a neon pink t-shirt comes to mind.
Brown rarely makes it into my wardrobe - I gravitate toward black or vibrant colors. However, I came across this lovely imitation leather and could not resist. It is sturdy and holds shape well. To make it hang straight down, I inserted a pleat in the front (a reverse of the one used in the animal print skirt). Tiny pleats on the sides are visually interesting without adding bulk. This skirt has side pockets. It will work year around and will work well with tank tops for the summer and knits for the cooler temperatures.