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Striped Kasia

Added May 12, 2008

by lulalouise

Los Angeles, Cal...






Kasia Skirt in horizontal stripes. I love the design of this skirt, the high waist, sailor style buttons and front pockets. I did however encounter a few surprises during construction.

A few notes on the pattern:

The front and back feature gathered inserts (referred to as yokes). The pattern has asterisks to show where to make the gathers but I couldn’t find matching points on the skirt for proper placement. I was also confused by a number of instructions, particularly number 7.

Be aware that the skirt requires a zipper at least 10 inches long. I had expected to a standard 7 inch but the high waist really needs a longer zipper.

The pattern is very, very close fitting. I’m between just barely (1/4 inch) larger than a size 40 so that’s what I cut. I had to let out the side and back seams as far as they’d go to make sure I’d be able to sit comfortably. For safety’s sake, cut larger than you need. However, if you use fabric with a slight stretch it might be a perfect fit. If you plan on making any size adjustments at the center back, I recommend cutting two pieces for the center back waistband. In the pattern, the center back waist is cut on the fold. Add a seam allowance to the folded edge and you’ll be able to adjust the size more easily.

Material Notes

Cotton, buttons, 10-14" zipper






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    Apr 1, 2009, 12.25 PMby jsjs

    I logged in just to say that your skirt is FABULOUS!! It’s classic, playful, retro, and modern all at once. :)

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    Jan 14, 2009, 10.29 AMby rennyjay

    i love your choice of fabric,it is a job well done!!!!!!1

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    Sep 30, 2008, 03.45 AMby bola

    Cool, thanks for the advice. I’m about to start making this skirt – what did you do when you encountered the problems at number 7 with the matching up stuff??? bx

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    Sep 21, 2008, 09.47 PMby mcloughlinsarah

    i love everything about this skirt!

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    Jul 16, 2008, 10.15 AMby djeatsflesh

    It looks great! I really love the frabic you used! This pattern was my first attempt at fitting something from the waist measurements [my first skirt! ah!] And I’m a 36 on top, but when I measured my waist, woah 34.. It is a very snug fit. I’m rather happy that I used a stretch suit fabric. Whew!

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    May 31, 2008, 03.34 PMby petchy

    i LOVE it!! think i have to give this pattern a go.. u did a great job, and it looks awesome on u!! :)

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    May 25, 2008, 05.36 PMby ladymacbeth86

    its really beautiful! I also had trouble wiith the pattern instructions, particularly the zipper, becuase the pocket in the front confuses you. But I’m making it now in denim, and I’m expecting that it will look amazing!

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    May 15, 2008, 05.40 PMby starrgirl

    I love the fabric you used!! you did a great job!

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    May 14, 2008, 03.47 AMby littleladyluxe

    Fantastic work, i’m sure you’ll get so much wear out of it! I made this too, have actually made two, i love it so much! Yet to post it though… I agree on the zip, i used one a little short and have to squeeeeze into it. To Peaudane, I’m sure you could make it without gathering the yokes. They’re a great effect though!

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    May 13, 2008, 09.40 AMby jj1

    How wonderful to see this skirt in stripes, it makes mine so boring.

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    May 13, 2008, 07.15 AMby lybu

    wow. looks really very professional. I love your version

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    May 12, 2008, 06.19 PMby christinesarah

    looks great, so professional – well done!

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    May 12, 2008, 11.03 AMby kallers

    Very cute! Thanks for the tips…

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    May 12, 2008, 09.03 AMby justelaite

    very beautiful! i would love to make one for myself, but i’m so out of time… but in summer i will make all my preject:)) and this skirt (which is so nice in your version!) is in my list too:)

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    May 12, 2008, 06.47 AMby armywife

    I am in the process of starting my Kasia and yours makes me even more excited. I love the fabric and you did a really good job matching the stripes. I think I like your striped magazine rack as much as the skirt. Great job!

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    May 12, 2008, 03.29 AMby keelysews

    This looks fantastic with your choice of fabric! (Judging by the first picture I’m guessing you love stripes!!) I made this skirt last week, but I used crappy fabric and didn’t like it so will make another, I also found the instructions a bit confusing…but I always think that it’s just me, nice to know someone else found them hard to decipher…..

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    May 12, 2008, 02.17 AMby peaudane

    I love your version. And thanks for all the helpful tips. Do you think it would be possible to do without the gathers in the yokes?

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    May 12, 2008, 12.46 AMby mmmrphs

    Looks great! The fabric and buttons were a great choice for the Kasia skirt!

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