Polka dot Kasia
Added Jul 12, 2010
My mother sent me a piece of a lovely polka dot print cotton found in a thrift store. I don’t really have skirts this summer, so I decided to cut it into a nice one. The BurdaStyle’s Kasia was a perfect choice. I’ve never had any high-waisted garments yet, so I was not sure, whether I’d love it or not, but now I’m happy with it. I asked my husband if he likes it, and he told it is very flattering on me. :)
This skirt has many pieces, but this is what it makes so perfectly adjustable on the proper shape. Since I have a tummy, according to the size chart I cut the waistband one and a half size bigger (42), than the skirt (between 38 and 40), blending the skirt out towards the waist. At the end I had to take in the waist and the top of the skirt a bit, so that the waistband is about one size larger than the skirt. This is why it probably doesn’t look so proportional as on the technical drawing.
The instrunctions were easy to follow, the pieces come togheter nice. The only mistake I made was that I sewed the skirt to the waistband at the center back 1 cm lower. At the first trial it seemed that there was a little excess fabric gathered at the top of the skirt, but the final garment misses this 1 cm. However I can live with it.
(I didn’t know that this tee and bra combo makes my back look so fat, this is the last time I wear them together)
To avoid the gaping of the top edges of the front yokes I sewed two tiny snaps on. Unfortunately one was so tight that it ripped off the skirt, when I tried to open… but I can fix it, and no one will ever see it.
This is my favourite skirt now, I’m thinking to sew it again, without the front button-up panel and a zipper moved to the back.
b&w polka dot cotton print, zipper, buttons, snaps