How to Add Calvin Klein Details
Sometimes the difference between an ordinary garment and a designer’s ready-to-wear is a few well-chosen but simple details. This is the case with a Calvin Klein skirt I recently purchased. At first glance the skirt didn’t seem exceptional in either design or construction, and I wondered whether its high price tag simply reflected its label. But a closer look revealed that, while no single element of the skirt was extraordinary by itself, the whole was greater than the sum of its parts. I have come to love the skirt’s simple, classic lines and the way it flatters my less-than-perfect figure.
To understand thoroughly the skirt’s details-among them, its angled doublewelt pockets and free-hanging lining secured at the waistband-I made a copy of the skirt in a fabric (see the facing page) that was as close to the original as possible. Below you’ll find information on how to…
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