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Graded Kasia

Added Jul 5, 2012

by Craftastrophies

Adelaide, Australia






I had to grade the pattern up three sizes – it wasn’t too tricky, I basically added 3cm to the sides, and 1.5cm to the other edges (of pockets, etc). I’ve not graded anything up before, and I didn’t have any trouble, although I wasn’t sure it would fit until right at the end.

As others have said before, I would dispense with the front flap zip next time. It’s a clever idea, but it just adds bulk and work, and I had to put in press studs at each end because it stuck out, since my belly curves around there. There’s a back seam anyway for the slit, and invisible zipper there would be fine and mean the front was a bit neater.

This is my most complex project to date, and there are a few wonky bits, but overall I am very pleased with it. I will definitely sew this again, I’d love to try out different looks and variations in fabric. The pattern would make a nice base for a generic pencil skirt, too.

Better photos to come.

Material Notes

Stretch drill.




Garment Type

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    Nov 16, 2013, 02.49 AMby Friskysquirt

    Good job! It looks really nice on you.

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    Jul 6, 2012, 05.48 AMby Iwushka

    Well done Adelaide, and the combination of fabrics….oh sailor cute:)

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    Jul 5, 2012, 04.41 PMby SassyT


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    Jul 5, 2012, 04.14 PMby sewknitting

    Very cute skirt, looks good on you!

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    Jul 5, 2012, 02.30 PMby mojo elgin

    It looks great! Nice job!

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