I have been reading my old sewing books trying to find a good idea for a kick pleat for a pencil skirt. I wanted one that is completely closed with no possibility of flapping open during movement or windy weather or whatever. Finally I looked in this book:
I really like this book which dates back to the 60’s or so (too lazy to go look in the book). I found my copy in the thrift store for about $2. It had a whole section on different kinds of pleats for skirts:
Now I can graft the pleat extension onto the center back of my modern skirt pattern. I have to wait about a week to get started on the skirt because I need some lining fabric and there is a sale next week at JoAnn’s with a 50%-off coupon. In the meantime I may as well cut out some pajamas.
Just for fun, here is a view of the corner of my sewing area at present:
This is really the guest room, but I am making it into the sewing area. I want aqua walls and white furniture. When my daughter was in college, we got her a long, long desk at the used-office-supply warehouse, and now I am going to paint the desk white and put it along the window wall. I can easily put about 3 sewing machines on that desk. Notice that I did not take a picture of the other side of the room with the humongous stack of fabric, books and other stuff. Just pretend that the room is orderly and pristine.