Two Pendrells and One Kasia

Pendrell blouse and Kasia skirt Pendrell blouse and Kasia skirt

Lately I’ve been expanding my wardrobe with more skirts and tops. I have lots of dresses already, and I feel that I need to introduce something different to my wardrobe. My style always changes subtly from time to time, otherwise I will get bored of myself!

I bought Pendrell blouse pattern by Tasia from Sewaholic sometime ago but only had the chance to try it now. I must say that I love it. So much that I made two in one day! The instructions are very clear and I only need a couple hours to make one blouse, from tracing the pattern pieces to finish.

Pendrell blouse and Kasia skirt Pendrell blouse and Kasia skirt

The fabric is found in a local fabric store with a cheap price. I don’t really know what it is made of, felt like some kind of polyester. I planned to use it as some kind of wearable muslin, and it is wearable indeed! The shape of the blouse and the way the sleeves drape are very lovely. I made view A of the blouse in size 2, the only alteration I made was shortening the bodice about 4 cm as I have a short bodice.

Pendrell blouse and Kasia skirt Pendrell blouse and Kasia skirt

Since I really like the blouse, I made another Pendrell with red lurik fabric that I bought in Indonesia. This is the same fabric as my green button-up skirt but in different color. Initially I made the same view A of the Pendrell, but the sleeves didn’t drape well due to the stiffness of the fabric. I ripped the sleeves and made new seam ruffles from view B, leaving the sleeve ruffles because I didn’t have enough fabric.

Pendrell blouse and Kasia skirt Pendrell blouse and Kasia skirt

But I didn’t have anything to wear them with! I turned to Burdastyle and found this all-time favourite, the Kasia skirt. This is not the first time I made Kasia skirt, a couple of years ago I’ve made it for my friend in polkadot corduroy. This time I used dark gray fabric that I found in the denim section of Yuzawaya. The label said that it was denim, but the fabric felt more like tweed or something. I don’t know, I really don’t have enough knowledge about fabric other than cotton and linen…. Anyway the fabric is perfect for my skirt!

Kasia skirt Kasia skirt

I shrunk the pattern by 92% and used size 38. This time I made it differently by moving the zipper to the back side of the skirt. The buttons are merely decorations and the front flap is sewed to the skirt. The skirt also has lining because the fabric looks like it is going to be itchy.

The front flap, pockets, and waistband are lined with leftover green lurik from my button-up skirt. I also reinforced the waistband with rigilene boning for added stability. I used thin bias tape as casing for the boning and sewed them on the wrong side of the inside waistband. The boning makes the high waistband stay up and prevent them from rolling. I couldn’t eat too much while wearing this skirt, but I love the whole outfit!

Blouses pattern is Pendrell Blouse by Sewaholic, size 2.
Skirt pattern is Kasia, free PDF pattern by Burdastyle, size 38 shrunk by 92%.

  • Sassy T

    Just referred to this on my new facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

  • http://sophiasews.blogspot.com/ Sophia

    Beautiful items! I love those shirts. I’m going to buy Sewaholic’s new jacket soon so maybe I should give this shirt a try, too. The fabric you used for all of these is just amazing.

  • Joyce

    you are absolutely adorable!!!! i love your entire outfit :)

  • http://www.little-project.com zhing

    love this outfit! :) what a cute way to dress up in fall!

  • http://refurl.blogspot.com/ ashley-refurl

    Wow, really love all three pieces! Two more patterns I need to make ASAP. Great job!

  • http://handmadebycarolyn.blogspot.com/ Carolyn

    Three gorgeous new garments Novita! These are all so lovely!

  • http://tantegul.blogspot.com/ Emma

    the grey shirt is so pretty on you. I would whistle after you if I met you on the street or if I could whistle ;)

    • verypurpleperson

      LOL! Thank you for the whistle Emma! :D

  • http://paunnet.blogspot.com/ Paunnet

    Three beautiful garments… I really love tour style! :)

  • Suzaina

    OMG OMG OMG. Those are superb outfits. And I just love those foot wears. I have to get them at any cost. Thanks so much.

  • http://www.ooobop.com janene

    I have got the same wardrobe issues at the moment. Lovely dresses but not nearly enough separates. Im working on that right now and really need to check out the pendrell blouse pattern. It is so pretty and I love the shape of the sleeves. More than anything I like that it should only take a couple of hours! They are both gorgeous and team perfectly with the Kasia. I haven’t tried that one yet either but I will bear in mind about the zip opening and faking the front!

  • http://rosewillow.org Dianne B. in England

    You are so good at matching fabrics to patterns, and everything looks lovely on you! Your shoes are really cute, too. :)

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you Dianne! I got the shoes from Modcloth :)

  • http://currymade.blogspot.com Curry Made

    Very nice!

  • http://whitcombstreet.tumblr.com eunny

    I love all these pieces! I’m very interested to know more about how you put in the boning—your attention to fine little details is so inspiring!

    • verypurpleperson

      I just sewed the casing for boning on the wrong side of my innerside waistband. But here’s a more thorough tutorial at Gertie’s blog: Adding Boning to waistband.
      It’s a very neat idea and really makes a lot of difference to the waistband shape and stability :)

  • http://nattyjanesews.blogspot.com/ Natasha Jane

    Both outfits are great! And that bow print fabric is incredibly adorable.

  • http://redsilvia.wordpress.com silvia

    Those pieces are all so cute! I love how you adapt the pieces to suit you and the fabric and don’t give up if you’re not happy with them. A good example!

    That skirt is very sexy! I’m sure you’ll find many ways to wear it this fall!