La Fred Cassandra skirt
I am starting on La Fred Cassandra skirt. I am stymied by how it works. Has anyone ever tackled this? I will dive in and see what happens. I did pick a semi-sheer fabric and wanted to build in the lining, but since I don’t really understand what all is going on…… I figger something else out later.
I would recommend reading through the instructions thoroughly and examining the pieces before you cut. I briefly looked at the pattern on line and it appears to me to be a 3 piece skirt with 2 wings that wrap around to the front. If this is the case then you only need to line the 2 back and 1 front section of the skirt. The pattern description doesn't say whether or not the front panel is sewn to the 2 back panels or to the 2 wings. You'll have to advise on this.
This is definitely a very different pattern. It is turning out to be a different kind of wrap skirt. There is no seem at the sides but attached as far as I can see. I cut one wrong piece and have to get some more fabric. I doubled up all the pieces since it is sheer fabric. And yes that front panel needs to be lined. I wish the pictures were more clear, I spent more time trying to figure out how this all went together than actually sewing stitches. So I think I have it down and have gotten my strategy. I am doing it different but I think it will turn out fine. Now I just need my new fabric. All that cutting and I cut one wrong piece. Uffda!!!!!
Did you know that Threads magazine had a skirt very much like this one some time ago? It didn't need lining though because by folding and wrapping one of the wings was turned to the back and one to the front which made three layers of fabric. I made a number of them, they look like a wraparound skirt but there is no opening, no zipper, just ties, no separate pieces to cut.Can't remember just what it was called in the magazine index though.
Illustrated was the word I was thinking of. This pattern instructions could be better illustrated. This skirt does have a zipper in the back. I wonder which issue of Threads you are thinking of?
I'll have a quick look at the index. I may have a sticker on the relevant issue as well. U.
Wasn't that the knock-off of an Issey Miyake skirt? I made that one from the directions in Threads. It was a long time ago, but you might find it in the index under Issey Miyake. Good luck!
Bingo. Threads #95 pp 66-70. It looks much like LaFred's pattern, doesn't it. Wonder who copied who? The one I was thinking of is on page 70, a beautiful non-see-through, easy sew summer skirt. I used rayon.
Well thanx ladies, you done good. I pulled out the issue and am looking at it now. Thankfully I was a subscriber at that time. I am now waiting for the fabric I ordered to continue on. I have a habit of cutting all my projects and it can get pretty late at night. This one bit me back. I will go through this article and see how my strategery is holding up.
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