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tie front skirt article

lindrix | Posted in The Archives on


My friend is going on a cruise and hasn’t found a good formal dress.

Years ago there was an article about a dead easy tie front silk taffeta/dupioni skirt, basically no sewing, very elegant.

Can someone post a link to the article or online instructions?

She’s leaving this Friday!

Thank you,


  1. lindrix | | #1

    OK,Someone found the article and scanned it for me. It's called the silk-taffeta pareo and it is in issue
    #98 under Quick to Make.--lin

  2. GailAnn | | #2

    Fortunate enough to have gone on cruise to Alaska in Summer.

    Most useful item of all was an ankle length bias cut black silk skirt on an elastic waist.

    Wore it every dressy occasion.  With black sweater twins.  With cream sweater twins.  With white blouse.  With black blouse.  With silver sweater.  My favorite was with 3/4 sleeve length, v-neck black, cotton, t-shirt.

    Also had, ankle length, knife pleated, beige, wool skirt.  Went with all of the above except silver sweater.

    Not to be "catty", but saw a LOT of 'sleezy' outfits more suited to the bedroom, than to the dining room.  Few, very few, elegant 'red carpet' gowns.  Travel agents should issue a cautionary tale.  Gail

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      JunkQueen | | #3

      I agree with you "basics" wardrobe, especially for travelling.  I've reached an age where I am attending way too many funerals of friends.  Unexpectedly in many cases.  Anyhow, when I travel, and I am at this moment 6 hours from home for several days, I take my basic black skirt, a knit that travels exceedingly well, and I can throw on one of my tee shirts with a black belt and my black leather jacket, and I can leave from here and be properly attired for the unexpected......

      Back in my days in Corporate America, I packed the same way.....  black and/or beige pants and/or skirts, and a variety of top ensembles.   Many of my trips I had just a few hours advance notice and usually a duration of up to two weeks, so with these basics, I was always ready to go.  All this to say I think you've given good advice for the cruise wardrobe. 


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