Hello my dears!
I was absolutely blown away by the amazing response from you all on Saturday to the two new patterns! Thank you SO much! All of your kind comments (and purchases) really made my day. Today I am highlighting the Casey Skirt Pattern, and all of the fun fabric choices and details you can utilize in making up your own version of the skirt.
First, let’s talk details. The Casey Skirt is an amazing canvas for all sorts of handwork and variation. Make your fabric the center of attention by using a plaid. Or use stripes cut at an angle like the gorgeous vintage skirt shown here. You could also use a solid material and highlight the pockets and waistband by making them in a contrasting fabric. And of course, you have top-stitching. I only utilized a small amount of top-stitching for the samples of View 2 of the pattern, but you could go to town with the top-stitching, stitching multiple rows on the waistband as is done on the belt of this modern Anthropologie Skirt, or even cover the entire pocket in it, as was done on this vintage example.
Again, here we have the usage of stripes and plaids. If you are using a stripe or a plaid, consider cutting View 2’s pockets on a different grain of the fabric than the rest of your skirt. Cut your skirt on the straight of grain, and your pockets on the bias for a beautiful effect. You can even tweak the cut of the waistband by adding a notch at the center front as was done on the vintage pattern shown above.
Now that we have a bit of overall inspiration, how about we take a look at a few specific looks and the fabrics you can use to create them.
I used a gorgeous light-wash denim for Charlotte’s version of the Casey Skirt. The fabric I worked with is a little lighter than the Light Indigo Washed Denim shown here, but you would get a similar effect when top-stitched in some Gutermann Top-Stitching Thread in Gold. The Casey Skirt, when made up in denim is not only stylish, but uber practical, what with its huge pockets, and hard-wearing material, it becomes a skirt built for everyday wear year round.
Ah! Linen. My favorite summer fabric. Make up View 2 of the Casey Skirt Pattern using this Anthropologie Skirt as your inspiration, and this gorgeous Fabrics-Store linen as your material. Cut the skirt on the straight of grain as usual, but cut your pockets on the crosswise grain to achieve the same look as the Anthro skirt.
I absolutely adore Wool Tweed for the Autumn and Winter months, and the Casey Skirt Pattern is perfectly suitable to be made up in any midweight Tweed of your choice. Here I have taken inspiration from a 1960s skirt that I have adored on Pinterest for years. I found a gorgeous Baby Pink/Chocolate Tweed on Mood that would create a similar look for a gorgeous winter Casey Skirt. One thing I would consider if you make your Casey Skirt in a wool, is lining it. Lining will help preserve your wool for a much longer time, and will lessen the need for frequent washings.
Moving on to a more formal version of the Casey Pattern, velvet or velveteen is an absolutely gorgeous fabric for a “cocktail” or evening skirt. This JB Martin Juliette Velvet would be beautiful for View 1 of the Casey Skirt, and pairs perfectly with a silk or fine cotton blouse.
For the maxi-hack of the Casey Skirt I used an absolutely gorgeous Waxed Cotton African Print fabric from Mood Fabrics. Though that particular print is no longer available, Mood still offers plenty of other colorways of African Waxed Cotton such as the Blue Chainlink print shown above. If you are contemplating making a maxi version of the Casey Skirt, a guideline to keep in mind when choosing your fabric is drape. The ideal fabric would have enough drape to not become a stiff triangle on the body, but also enough body to hold the soft pleats that are the main feature of the Casey Skirt. The Casey Skirt fabric suggestions in the instructions are a great starting point when shopping for your fabric, but feel free to experiment.
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For more inspiration in deciding what details and fabric to use on your Casey Skirt, be sure to check out my inspiration board for the Casey Skirt Pattern on Pinterest.
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