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Simplified Suit - Kasia Variation

Added Jan 13, 2009

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






My version of Kasia for the Suit Variation Contest. I think this is my new favorite skirt. It was surprisingly easy to make. Thank goodness at least one of the three pieces was :) I’m also very proud of this piece- the zipper is awesome :) I will post lining pictures in a bit.

Alterations to the pattern:

- no pocket/pouch in the front, instead I attached the hip pieces directly to the main piece
- added a band onto the hem to “mimic” the top of my jacket (sort of)
- widened the waistband 1"
- shortened 1.5" because I’m short :)
- moved the zipper to the back and used invisible zipper instead of regular (looks so much better than I expected!!!)
- fully lined- so much easier than I expected

As always, see my blog for full details of the suit.

Material Notes

80% wool, 20% rayon, black twill weave from Fabric Mart- i love this fabric, but it’s somewhat difficult to work with :)




Garment Type


burdastyle again :) oh yeah, and i really can’t forget my husband for taking pictures for me! he puts up with so much :)

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    Dec 29, 2010, 02.50 AMby fleurviolette

    That is really pretty! The top is cute too!

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.23 AMby kristymae

    This skirt is amazing, im just starting out and hope to be able to make something like this one day. Just wondering if you also made the blouse? if so is the patter on here? Thanks

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      Dec 30, 2009, 11.14 PMby erdronen

      Thank you so much! Yes I also made the blouse- it’s from the JJ pattern, and I just altered the ruffles. This is a very easy skirt so you should try it soon! Especially without all the detailing… JJ is a bit more complicated, but if you find the tutorial for the sleeve slit that will help. Good luck!

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      Dec 31, 2009, 04.22 AMby kristymae

      Thanks for your help, Im definetly keen to give the skirt ago.. ill post some photos of my attempt.

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    Nov 22, 2009, 03.39 PMby frkbustad

    An extremely sophisticated version of Kasia! I’ve made one myself without the pockets/buttons, but kept the gatherings on the back piece. This inspires me to make one more similar to yours. I also like the look of it in wool-blend!

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    Sep 6, 2009, 02.58 AMby reneebies

    This is so awesome! Dare I say better than the original….? I just made a Kasia, but now I want to make one just like this!

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    Feb 9, 2009, 04.22 AMby pinksunflower

    The seams match up perfectly. It is just beautiful!

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    Feb 5, 2009, 10.35 AMby camilaustral

    wow i love it!! i didn’t like this skirt until now!! and the blouse too! and i’m not a blouse kind of girl at all, you look just great!!


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    Jan 27, 2009, 12.56 AMby ichigogirl

    I really like the Kasia even more like this, without the pocket-pouch… hm… I’m making one right now, WITH the pocket… Yours is really nice! If I make another one I’ll copy your idea :-). The jacket is really, really nice too… hope you did well in the suit-competition.

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    Jan 22, 2009, 04.00 AMby skwarynia

    What a tiny waist!!! I’ve always been dreaming of it! Your suit looks perfect, and all the details… I want to make something like this by myself-but I know I can’t:(

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    Jan 19, 2009, 03.33 PMby yolandac8

    Absolutely gorgeous! I totally love it, and the details are great!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so jelaous!!!!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 07.07 AMby lybu

    Wow. Your Kasia is very chic. I love how it is turned out. Great modifications

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    Jan 15, 2009, 02.27 AMby sew4my3

    Great skirt! The fit is so perfect and the attention to detail is amazing!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 11.14 AMby haizumalban

    sigh What a lovely skirt!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 08.17 AMby Lucha Suarez

    Absolutely beautiful! and look at your tiny waist, I’m so jealous!!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 07.17 AMby anajan

    Lovely! The skirt looks really flattering on you.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 04.22 AMby claireissewing

    A definite winner!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 02.33 PMby 0mega

    Beautiful! I am inspired to give those pieces a go myself.

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    Jan 13, 2009, 02.25 PMby polychromatin

    Very chic! Looks neatly done and suits you perfectly!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 02.23 PMby cindybuc

    Gosh the skirt is gorgeous. I love the blouse too. thanks for sharing!

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