Saturday, April 14, 2007

La Fred Cassandra Skirt

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Posted on:12/30/02 8:11 PM
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Pattern Rating:I would definitely sew this pattern again

The Cassandra Skirt by La Fred is a lovely, flowing, graceful garment. It does expose a bit of leg as you walk, so be aware! I will probably wear tights. The pattern is designed to use a decorative closure at the front although that is not necessary as it zips up the back. I show it in the photo here with an antique buckle but that is temporary. I'm actually going to sew it closed with a few stitches so that it will be as flat as possible. I really don't want to emphasize that part of my body. I will wear an overblouse.

The skirt is easy to create. You do have to do a bit of ironing the edges over precisely and mitering the corners. And then the invisible zipper. Be sure you secure the top of the zipper (if you have trimmed it to size). I had one of those bad experiences where you have put in the perfect invisible zipper, stepped into the skirt to try on for size, zip it up....and the zipper tab goes flying off into the room. I thought I had sewn the top securely, but as there is no waistband, it wasn't. (lesson learned, trim zipper from the bottom). I could not figure a way to reinstall the zipper tab, so out came the ripper.

I shortened the skirt 2 inches as I usually do, but next time I won't as it seems a tad short to me. The front panel is not meant to be shorter than the rest but I had a small problem with the fabric being offgrain. I trimmed the front panel to straighten it out but I didn't want to shorten the entire skirt to match panel. Thus, it is shorter than the sides.

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