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B-Day Bash | Casey Skirt Inspiration

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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.

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Clockwise, Starting top right: Pinterest | Anthropologie PAPER London Wallace Skirt | 1950s Skirt from Dear Golden | 1950s Skirt from Vintage by Suzeanne

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.

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From Left: Anthropologie Faithfull Mazur Striped Linen Skirt | 1940s Skirt pattern from ViennasGrace | 1950s Blue Wool Skirt from Dottie Mae Vintage

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.

Denim-Skirt

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.

Striped-Linen-Skirt

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.

Wool-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.

Velvet-Skirt

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.

African-Skirt

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.

Speaking of fabric, stop by here tomorrow for a fantastic giveaway for a chance to win your own Casey Skirt Sewing bundle. Also, don’t forget to use the coupon code BDAYBASH when purchasing any Brijee Pattern for 21% off your total purchase until July 28th.

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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What fabric would you use to make the Casey Skirt Pattern?

What is your favorite inspirational skirt featured today?

Blessings,

Brigid E.

Author & Graphic Design: Brigid Everson | Casey Skirt Photography: Charlotte Boyer | Further image resources can be found on the Casey Skirt Inspiration Pinterest Board
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7 thoughts on “B-Day Bash | Casey Skirt Inspiration”

  1. So many wonderful inspirational examples of the Casey! I LOVE it in plaid and the wool inspiration is to die for – if only I weren’t allergic to wool! So many amazing fabric options for this skirt! I’d probably make a number of versions of it in a bunch of different fabrics, because it’s such a versatile pattern! And, as always, the pockets just slay me! I love a skirt with pockets! 🙂

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  2. I think Emily Kitsch has said it all! Plaid is definitely the top option (everywhere right? ; P) and I would be whipping up wool versions as well if only it would get cold enough down South for wool to be a thing….
    Denim is a high choice with me too, and I would go all out with top-stitching and in different patterns and colors!
    I love how the Casey Skirt falls well in all lengths. There are so many patterns that loose their charm when you go adjusting the length, but this one rocks them all!

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  3. I love all the inspirational pics! My favorite skirt would probably by the vintage orange/brown striped one with the notched yoke, though the red plaid skirt comes pretty close.
    I really like the wool tweed from mood fabrics. Have you found the wool tweed to be comfortable on the bare skin? I love wool, but most of the wool fabrics I’ve worn I’ve found to be too scratchy.

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    1. Certain types of wool are soft enough to wear against the skin (like merino wool) but I almost always wear a slip between a wool skirt and my skin to keep my wool skirt clean for as long as possible.

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  4. This was some GREAT inspiration, Brigi!! I can’t wait to make the skirt again!
    And that sptriped skirt from Dear Golden has been one of my faves for a long time!
    And yessss, give me all the linen!😍

    Love,
    Cassie

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