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StyleSewMe Janelle Skirt

Happy Thursday Dolls!

I am so excited for this year of blogging, and to start it off right I am bringing you a pattern from my friend Eryn of the popular sewing blog, StyleSewMe.

When she asked me to participate in this blog tour I was ecstatic! What a great opportunity to get my groove back after being sick as a… well, sick as a pregnant lady FOR TWELVE WEEKS! Ok, maybe it was more like sick for six weeks, but even that is FOREVERRRRR. if you missed my announcement on that, you can read about it here.

Let me tell you how much of a dream this pattern was to put together. First of all, it is only FIVE pieces. I should just drop the mic there and walk away. Matter of fact, click here to get your copy of the Janelle skirt now. She offers PDF and a printed version.

A skirt this classic, but edgy at the same time, and you can sew it as long as you can sew a straight line! I have been told I’m a fast sewer (HINT: I don’t listen to music, watch TV, nothing. I sew in silence! It works TRUST me), but I seriously made this beautiful garment in less than two hours from start to finish.

There are a few reasons why you need this pattern regardless of your sewing experience, and I’m not saying this only because Eryn is my friend…

  • Eryn includes How To videos for her patterns for the visual learners
  • Eryn shares a lot of customer posts and photos so you can see her patterns on a variety of bodies (this is important to me!)
  • She even reminds you of the small things in her pattern instructions like “Finish your raw edges!” things we may overlook

I can go on and on but let’s get to my make!

There were just a few modifications I made to the construction of the skirt, but this was so that it would be “bump” friendly.

  • I omitted the zipper
  • Left off the waistband and used an elastic band at the waist to accommodate my growing belly
  • Extended the back darts because I would be wearing the skirt a little higher on my waist

It felt so good to get ready for this photoshoot. If you’re a mom, you know how icky you start feeling in the beginning stages of pregnancy. Doing my makeup, combing my hair, and putting together an outfit other than sneakers, leggings and a chunky sweater was SO GOOD.

5 thoughts on “StyleSewMe Janelle Skirt”

  1. Very nice. Great color. I like your friend’s idea of showing what a style looks on different body types. Just had a discussion about that very subject on the McCalls Patterns FB page.

  2. You did a nice job on the skirt. I love the way you’ve styled it. The black blazer, black pumps and white t-shirt really gives it a sleek look. Also, the hair pulled back from your face with this look is so classy. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I wish you the best as you prepare for the birth of your blessing.

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