After almost a year in the making, I am finally able to introduce my newest skirt that will be available soon at leannebarlow.com! I have put a lot of long hard hours into designing this skirt to perfection, and I am pinching myself that I finally get to see it all come together. For the rest of the week, I will be revealing each color of the new Take A Bow Skirt. You got a little sneak peak of this color before, and today I am happy to bring you the Take A Bow Skirt in Kelly…..
I want to give you a little background on how this skirt came to be. About a year ago, I stumbled upon the most amazing fabric. It was a linen/cotton blend, so it had the luxurious feel and drape of a linen, but the cotton gave it a softer, more wearable texture without the wrinkling that comes with 100% linen. The colors were rich and amazing, and I literally slept with these fabric swatches on my nightstand. THAT is how crazy I was about the fabric! I knew instantly I needed to use it for the next skirt in my line.
For the skirt design, I basically took all my favorite aspects in a skirt and molded them all together. I knew I wanted a high waist and full skirt. Pleats were a perfect way to add the fullness, but keep the waistband from being too bulky. It had to have pockets. Pockets are the ‘be all end all’ in my opinion. I mean…show me a paper sack, tell me it has pockets, and I’m sold. And lastly, it needed a great wow factor. A bow is the perfect feminine touch that makes this more than just a skirt, but a statement piece. But the best part about it all, is that I designed the bow to be removable! I created a separate waistband that allows you to pop on that big beautiful bow in the front or back, or gives you the freedom to remove it completley if you would rather opt for a big statement necklace instead. So voila. Three skirts in one. This is, hands down, my dream skirt. And I hope you love it as much as I do!