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« on: April 16, 2013 05:04:56 PM »

So I understand that this is more about sewing tips...but...

I already understand how to make a high low skirt because I've made them for my... skinny friends... and I love the trend. BUT I hate my knees, and my legs are just as fluffy (read: fat) as the rest of me, so I'm wondering if I can pull off the high low trend? I know we are our own worst judges but I am very overly conscious over how others see me.

Would it look too weird to have the high point come just below my knees (where all my skirts come) and the low point would come... I don't know somewhere above my ankles?

I have this gorgeous purple and pink floral chiffon fabric that is BEGGING to be a skirt...

Thanks for any advice.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013 04:17:46 AM »

I've seen the high-low skirts starting below the knee & descending to the ankle in lovely floaty fabrics. Go for it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013 09:01:54 AM »

My skirts tend to be longer and I have at least 2 that are below the knee and the longer is close to the ankle in the back.

Your style doesn't have to mirror trends. You still should do what looks good on you, and what you feel comfortable wearing. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013 10:49:50 AM »

As a girl with the knees of a husky 12-year-old boy, including the scars and scrapes, I can totally relate to being less-than-in-love with your knees.  I think a high-low starting just below the knee would be gorgeous, and a nice twist on the style.  I'm personally a fan of those maxi-dresses that are in style right now, but hate the thought of "swimming" in so much fabric.  To take one of those and apply the high-low look starting just below the knee would probably be marvelous as well.  (Sorry.  I'm sort of thinking out loud here, LOL.)  One great thing about making a skirt like that would be that if you try it and it just doesn't seem to work, you can always hem it a bit shorter until you achieve the desired effect.  After all that long-winded business, long story short, I say go for it!  

UPDATE:  Just found this pic of a longer version of the high-low/mullet skirt.  I think it's pretty gosh-darn awesome!

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