Monday, December 6, 2010

My Kasia Skirt

I have had this skirt done for a while now but due to the fact that we've moved halfway across the country I'm just now getting the chance to show y'all (that word is used a lot here). Here is probably my favorite skirt right now...







I made it using a free pattern on BurdaStyle.com... a great site. The instructions are a bit strange but I figured it out. I used cottons with a bit of stretch and wanted the pockets to contrast the brown/cream print so I went with navy.



To give you an idea of how it works the zipper is in the front behind the button up bib. Therefore it has pockets in the front.  The pockets are also gathered a bit so it adds a nice touch. A couple things I did differently: I did a hand blind hem instead of machine stitching the bottom and I did not create a slit.


Honestly I really love wearing it. I've received several complements on it and people ask me where I bought it so that makes me feel good (Don't worry though my head is not growing it's just my hair).


So for those of you that may give this skirt a try be sure to read through all of the instructions before and figure out the parts that aren't clear. But it's a great versatile skirt!

15 comments:

Tiffany said...

Saw your link up on Creative Itch.
That skirt is gorgeous!! I love the contrast of the navy blue with the brown and cream.

Cook Clean Craft said...

Great skirt! I might have to try the pattern.

Jana said...

SO fun!

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Amanda said...

I love this! I featured it today on my blog Today's Top 20! I'd love if you could stop by! While your there please click on my water widget on the top right. For each click p&g will donate 1 day's worth of clean water! :) Thanks!

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Sabra said...

Oh, i love this. I've had a similar skirt in mind to make. I'm going to have to check out the link for yours, because it's really fabulous!

Sew Much Ado said...

Oh, I love it! I was so excited to see your's because I've been wanting to use that same pattern. I love the fabrics and colors you chose!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

excellent work!!! It is fabulous.

Amy said...

I love it! The vintage look of it makes it classy and timeless! You did a great job on it and it looks fabulous on you!

DeniseAngela said...

Just saw this on a link and it is gorgeous, love the contrast.

Jacqueline said...

I like the details like the black pockets. It looks great on you.

Holly said...

This skirt is so fabulous and chic! I remember Burda patterns - I remember their directions being weird too. Thanks for linking to tickled pink!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

I chose this for the Make It Wear It Competition! Voting is open until Wednesday!

DeniseAngela said...

congrats at making the top ten - I really love this skirt!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

What a cute skirt! I need to check out those free Burda patterns!

Kristina said...

Hello! I love this skirt! I'm a freelance clothing designer, so I love seeing women rock their mad sewing skills! New follower here, obviously...Can't wait to see what's next.
Kristina J.