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Royal Blue Kasia

Added Jun 22, 2010

by feldmantcat

Nashua, New Hamp...






I bought this white cashmere sweater from the thrift store and decided that it would look perfect with a blue sailor style skirt (I have an obsession with sailor style pants and skirts…this is my 4th ‘sailor button front’ garment). I was going to try and modify my sailor pants pattern to work as a skirt but then I remembered the Kasia pattern. At first I was worried the the gathers on the hip yokes would not work on me, but I actually like them. The instructions on how to attach the pockets/facings/hip yokes were a bit confusing, but having done similar styles before I knew how to do it (I find that if you follow their directions literally, you end up sewing it backwards).

Material Notes

This was some royal blue cotton blend that was in a box of fabric and notions that a friend picked up for me at a yardsale. The fabric and blue zipper were free. I love free stuff. The lining of the pockets was cheap white lining fabric left over from another project. I deliberately pressed and topstitched the pockets so that the edge of white showed to create subtle contrast. The buttons are not a solid white, but rather a clear/white color…I wanted white buttons but I wanted it somewhat subtle. I graded this down to a 32 and removed 3.5" from the length and the fit was absolutely perfect. This is my 4th Burda pattern so far and of everything I have ever sewed, the Burda patterns never need any alterations other than grading down.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Military, Mod, Preppy, Vintage

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    Oct 12, 2010, 04.51 PMby meggyme

    I love this outfit! Good job on the skirt, it’s a great color.

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    Aug 14, 2010, 10.40 AMby popbabe7

    Wow. What a great skirt!!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 03.20 PMby marissaismyname

    Great job! I love this style on you, and the length is perfect for you!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 05.22 PMby Laura Bolčina

    I love your style. It reminds me of Emma from Glee TV series. So cute! :) Did you shorten the skirt? Because the original appears longer to me. Anyway, yours looks much better. :)

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      Jun 22, 2010, 06.23 PMby feldmantcat

      Yes, I did shorten it..forgot to add that. I am only 4’11" tall so everything needs to be shortened. I shortened it in the middle of the pattern so I could preserve the slit in the back.

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      Jun 22, 2010, 06.24 PMby feldmantcat

      Also I have to confess my sewing lately has been entirely inspired by Emma on Glee. Her style works for my personal aesthetic. I used to be a high school teacher and I always wore skirts with cardigans, but her style is so much more polished.

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      Jun 22, 2010, 06.52 PMby Laura Bolčina

      I was always admiring her style, no wonder i like yours too. :D How much did you shorten the skirt?

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      Jun 22, 2010, 07.05 PMby feldmantcat

      I think I took about 3.5" out of it. I made a crease on the pattern pieces for the skirt front and skirt back and just folded out the excess. I also did a blind hem and may not have given it the specified hem depth.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 01.39 PMby icecjan

    nice colour combo! love it

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    Jun 22, 2010, 01.22 PMby tinybows

    This is absolutely brilliant. You look so pulled together and the skirt is just adorable! PS. Love those shoes!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 01.22 PMby cd909

    great skirt, and nice styling!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 12.32 PMby carrotflowers

    gorgeous skirt, you look wonderful!

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