DIY Kick Pleat Filler
DIY Skirt Slit Filler
Modesty Matter’s DIY on how to fill in a skirt’s kick pleat (slit) that is just too revealing.
The problem: TOO MUCH LEG!
The Solution: A quick and easy kick pleat filler that you CAN sew in just a few minutes!
Things you’ll need: Scissors and a piece of fabric for a “fill in” piece. Piece should be about 12” wide and long enough that you can shorten it 1″ for a hem and 1/2″ to overlap the beginning of slit opening.
Create a rolled hem along the bottom of the “fill in” piece.
Zigzag along the raw edges.
Fold piece as shown, being sure to leave at least a 1/2″ edge along the sides to stitch to the skirt.
Lay skirt inside out with slit edges together.
Pin “fill in” piece in such a way that skirt slit lines up with the center of the “fill in” piece.
Stitch “fill in” piece, using thread that closely matches the skirt, to skirt just inside the zigzag stitching of the “fill in”.
Done! No more leg. The “fill in” will hardly be noticed.
However, it can open widely for sitting or long strides.
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