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Red Waistband Kasia

Added Nov 6, 2009

by dewreb

Tacoma, Washingt...






I love the Kasia! I was excited to try this! I’m pretty happy with it.

If I were to do it again, I would make it more pencil-like (i.e. taper it more to show some nice curves!

It was my first time making button-holes, and they were extremely easy! (The machine does all the work).

The directions were a little bit difficult to follow, as I think I was taking them too literally. During the 2nd step, it says to turn the lining pocket pouch inside out, when really you should turn it right side out. I got really stuck on this, but when I finally decided to stop following directions, and instead just do what seemed correct, everything went a lot easier!

Material Notes

I used some quilting material, because it’s so easy to work with!




Garment Type

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    Nov 10, 2010, 07.53 PMby vancour

    Absolutely darling! You look fabulous! Great use of color.

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    Sep 2, 2010, 05.35 PMby sewingeek47

    Cute. I love the touch of red color

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    Nov 28, 2009, 07.24 PMby ichigogirl

    Great Kasia! I really like the red waistband, I’ve never seen that use of colours in a Kasia before, it works very well. Hm, you might have inspired me to actually finish my Kasia (one year late), plus I’ve also JUST discovered that button-holes are super-easy to sew on my machine (isn’t it the best discovery!), so it’s no longer an excuse reason to put it off! Great photographs too….

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      Nov 28, 2009, 11.59 PMby dewreb

      I know! It was shocking to realize how very easy button holes are, after years of thinking that I couldn’t do them!

      Thanks for the compliment! I vote that you do finish up your Kasia!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 11.58 PMby dewreb

    Thanks for all your kind and encouraging comments!

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    Nov 10, 2009, 02.44 AMby sewneenee

    great skirt, love the color combo too. Wonderful photos!

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    Nov 8, 2009, 01.38 PMby cathysews

    This is really gorgeous, suits you and looks really well made.

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    Nov 8, 2009, 07.38 AMby alanagrace

    Love the contrasting colours! I totally agree about the instructions given. I made the kasia aswell and ended up not following the instructions at all after the first 3 i think :) also with the more pencil-y look you would want to achive if you do it again i think its just the general kasia pattern! Mine turned out not so pencil-y also which really bummed me out, maybe the model for burda just has fuller curves.

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    Nov 7, 2009, 04.35 PMby fabricaddict

    Your Kasia looks so good – red is my favourite colour, I love the contrast of the blue and red! that’s a lovely frilly top too. I have cut my Kasia out and it’s been sitting there- you have inspired me to get cracking!!

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    Nov 7, 2009, 12.43 PMby sartina

    love it!love it! good job!! ;)

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    Nov 7, 2009, 08.49 AMby nikkishell

    I love this pattern and your version is great! I love how the waistband looks like a belt.

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    Nov 7, 2009, 12.57 AMby madstitchress

    Fabulous pattern, fabulous color choices, FABULOUS SHOES!

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    Nov 6, 2009, 11.22 PMby perryfinalia

    Supa cute! Inspiring for sure.

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    Nov 6, 2009, 11.01 PMby twoboos

    SUPER CUTE!!!!

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    Nov 6, 2009, 09.00 PMby jd98

    it looks great. I particularly like the contrasting waistband and matching buttons, perfect to emphasize the waist. brilliant job!

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    Nov 6, 2009, 06.15 PMby Jodi Wade

    I don’t usually like the Kasia so much but this looks really good! The colours are great together. I might put this on my to-do list!

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      Nov 6, 2009, 06.17 PMby Jodi Wade

      I like your pictures too :)

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    Nov 6, 2009, 12.54 PMby djoule

    Beautiful kasia !! Fits you perfectly !

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    Nov 6, 2009, 11.44 AMby bridlin

    I really like your Kasia Version! The red waistband was a geart idea!

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    Nov 6, 2009, 10.06 AMby anajan

    Gorgeous! Love the whole outfit. The red waist band looks like a belt, giving this skirt a completely different look than it usually looks.

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      Nov 7, 2009, 11.39 PMby dewreb

      Thanks AnaJan! I was worried that doing a contrasting waistband might make the buttons look funny, but I was pleased with the results.

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    Nov 6, 2009, 08.23 AMby lybu

    WOW. I adore your version of Kasia. The fit is perfect and the colours make this skirt unique.

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    Nov 6, 2009, 06.22 AMby irmchen

    That’s wonderful! Perfect outfit! Like your photos and especially the third! :)

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    Nov 6, 2009, 05.03 AMby sweetpadee

    Adorable!!! I love the color combo, it’s quite perfect!

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