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My Kasia Skirt for the Sew-Along

Added May 31, 2008

by mrsbowles

Sacramento, Cali...






I made quite a few modifications to make this pattern work for me, although I tried to keep the feel and style of Kasia’s great design intact. I eliminated the inner front skirt panel and replaced it with side yoke pieces and a pocket, opting for no gathers. I sewed the front panel all the way up to the waistband and put a zipper in the back. Since I didn’t use contrasting fabric for the yokes I added piping to show off the front line of the original design . I also made the waistband about 30% narrower. I’m big busted and, although I love the look of high-waisted skirts and pants, on me they look like I just built a pedestal for my boobs! On the back I eliminated the yoke altogether and made a fancy little kick pleat in place of the slit.

Material Notes

Rayon blend jacquard





Kasia26 for pattern and inspiration

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    Jun 13, 2008, 03.42 AMby nikkishell

    This looks great! I love your fabric choice and the alterations you made to the pattern.

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    Jun 3, 2008, 08.32 AMby adgentry

    totally awesome skirt!!!!! Love the color, very flattering.

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    Jun 2, 2008, 01.42 AMby lybu

    Wow, what a beautiful fabric and colour. I like your modifications.

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    Jun 1, 2008, 09.08 AMby mrsbowles

    Thank you all so much for the nice complements. I wish you could feel the fabric, too. It’s really smooth and floaty. It feels wonderful. Believe it or not, I found it on a sale table at Hancock Fabrics (a chain store here in the states)! What luck. I had just decided to join the sew-along and thought I might go for something fun and casual, but this fabric I could not resist!

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    Jun 1, 2008, 07.34 AMby lxandra

    this is a wonderful creation of kasia! the material is dazzling!

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    Jun 1, 2008, 07.29 AMby anniestitches

    Beautiful fabric and details.

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    Jun 1, 2008, 05.50 AMby naughtylittlepony

    What a gorgeous job you have done of this. I agree with everyone else – purfect fabric for this pattern.

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    Jun 1, 2008, 04.21 AMby peaudane

    Lovely skirt! I like the changes you made.

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    Jun 1, 2008, 02.09 AMby Angela Ashley Chiew

    What a gorgeous fabric! I think this is wonderful – well done. I love the creations of this skirt I have seen. I think I’ll have to give it a shot soon.

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    Jun 1, 2008, 02.05 AMby yoshimi

    I also love your fabric! Great fabric choice. The piping and the buttons are perfect matching to your Kasia, too. I really love your version.

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    May 31, 2008, 11.41 PMby fashion1

    the fabric is fantastic for the kasia skirt! very well made and great alterations!

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    May 31, 2008, 10.43 PMby jellybean

    I love your Kasia. The alterations you made are just great and your fabric is gorgeous.

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    May 31, 2008, 09.05 PMby miss-g

    I like your modifications. It gives a skirt a smooth line. I’ll keep them in mind if I ever get around to making this skirt. Love the fabric and the piping on the front panels.

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    May 31, 2008, 08.26 PMby lcavagnolo

    I think this fabric was the perfect choice for the Kasia skirt. It is absolutely to die for! :) Was it from your stash, or did you recently purchase it?

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