To add a bit of flair to a solid panel on a skirt, add a fabric applique, ruffled lace, trim or Venetian Lace. On the pink & black skirt at right, I added rows of lace to 1 panel of the skirt. See the gallery for more pictures of this style.
In the bottom left corner is a picture of my mother’s metallic silk screened square dance skirt from the 1960’s. I still wear it today.
This is my favorite style of skirt. I love the look of spiral skirts as we spin but working with that many bias edges can really test my patience.
On each of the 8 panels, I stitch an arc of ruched trim or lace on the panel before I assemble the skirt. I also add a satin trim on top of the ruching to add extra color. Simple and easy with a really wonderful effect!