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my kasia (my first skirt--woohoo)

Added May 25, 2008

by maya511

Los Angeles, Cal...






I finally drummed up the courage to make a Kasia skirt…but of course not without my signature shortcuts. Hehe. Overall, it’s sort of a sloppy job, but I’m still proud of my first attempt!

I used some leftover fabric from my tunic dress (it was originally a bedsheet I found at the thrift shop) and some buttons stolen from a jacket that doesn’t fit me anymore. My characteristic laziness came into play when it came time to make buttonholes in the front panel…so I decided to use velcro. The buttons are purely decorative. Yes, yes — a VERY inelegant choice, but hey, it works and it’s well hidden! Oh, my mother would be so disappointed in me.

One problem that I encountered was with the gathered hip panels. I messed up here and ended up with two really poofy hip sections, so had to take some fabric out of these panels after the fact — hence the two extra horizontal seams at the sides. Also, my ridiculously crooked topstitching shows that I still have trouble sewing in a straight line. Well…even though it’s not the neatest job ever, the overall look is alright, I think. I’m glad to have finally made my first skirt and I can’t wait to try out this awesome pattern again! Don’t worry — next time I’ll make buttonholes and ditch the velcro. ;)

Material Notes

cotton thriftstore bedsheet





Kasia for such a terrific design!

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    Jul 6, 2008, 04.54 AMby liinnea

    Love the fabrics!

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    Jul 2, 2008, 05.35 PMby carlatv

    It may be sloppy but it sure looks great!

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    Jun 29, 2008, 09.10 AMby kiracaoimhe

    love it!

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    May 26, 2008, 06.33 AMby dianacirne

    Velcro is great!!!! Very fast, very clean!!! And fast sewing is with you!!

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    May 26, 2008, 05.06 AMby miss-g

    This is your first skirt? It looks great. I like the fabric.

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    May 25, 2008, 06.01 PMby nikkiclare68

    This skirt looks great!

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    May 25, 2008, 05.13 PMby Angela Ashley Chiew

    Very classy and yet another great patterned fabric!

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    May 25, 2008, 02.12 PMby stephaniemorgan


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    May 25, 2008, 01.57 PMby luzie

    I like your skirt a lot and I think the velcro is a great solution to avoid button holes (which I hate to sew!) ;-)

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    May 25, 2008, 01.17 PMby victors

    think its lovely. nice fabric!

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    May 25, 2008, 01.13 PMby queenb

    Even with velcro, it’s still a beautiful skirt. The fabric is stunning!!! Well done.

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