DIY Janelle Skirt Blog Tour: Style Sew Me Patterns

Hi All-

Hope all is well.  This week I am proud to be sharing a DIY skirt that I made using a newly released pattern designed by one of my sew sisters, Eryn at Style Sew Me.  I met Eryn in the summer of 2015, when we both attended a sewing conference in Los Angeles, CA.  I recognized her right away, because shortly before our meeting I discovered and started following her blog.  Not only is Eryn an indie pattern designer, but she has a beautiful sewing blog, amazing video tutorials, and more!

When I received this lovely printed pattern in the mail, all I could do was smile and say…GO GIRL!

Not only is this pattern easy to make (4 pattern pieces), but Eryn has created a tutorial that will walk you through the steps of making this skirt.  In addition to the printed pattern, the Janelle Skirt pattern is available as a PDF.  Both can be purchased by clicking here.    Now let’s get into this week’s DIY look!

I used a stretch woven that I purchased at Hancock Fabrics store (R.I.P).  This fabric has a very slight sheen.  To balance the bold and colorful print, I styled it with a long sleeve t-shirt from Wal-Mart that I cut and turned into a crop top and my favorite black leather jacket that my mom bought me several years ago.

Now this skirt does not require lining, but I decided to add some.  My fabric is bright and printed on the outside/right side; however, it is plain white on the inside/wrong side.  Since this skirt has a split, I want it to look pretty on the inside when I am sashaying  around and the split pops open.  I had a small piece of hot pink lining in my stash that was just enough to accomplish a little prettiness on the inside.  I basted the wrong side of the lining to the wrong side of the fabric piece by piece.  In other words I attached the lining to the fabric to create one piece and then I stitched the pieces and darts together as normal.  For the front insides, I made more of a facing with the actual fabric.

For the size, I cut a large to fit around my lower half, but I had to take the waist in a bit (maybe about 1/2 inch on each side).  For the length, I cut an x-small, because I am short and felt the length for the other sizes would be too long for me.  The cool thing about this skirt is you can adjust the height of the split according to your preference.  Basically, you top-stitch the two front panels along the slanted split to where you want it to be.


Once again you can find the Janelle Skirt pattern by clicking here.

Be sure to check out Anna Zoe’s , Erica Bunker’s , Shari’s from My Daily Threadz, Taylor’s from SewSinCity, Adrienne Nixon’s, and That Black Chic’s versions and styling of the skirt as well, super cute!

Also check out the Camryn Dress that I made by Style Sew Me!

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Yours truly, Tee

20 thoughts on “DIY Janelle Skirt Blog Tour: Style Sew Me Patterns

  1. You look gorgeous. I saw the pattern and wondered if the height of the split could be adjusted! Thanks for that info. Oh and I teared up about Hancock’s, that used to be my store. Great job, Sew Sis 😍

    1. Thanks Je’Tua! Yes, the split height can be adjusted according to your taste! We need to start a #bringhancockback movement, lol!

    1. Thanks Adrienne! Omg! I miss it so much! Every blue moon I find myself about to drive there, until I remember its gone, lol. I was in there on a weekly basis pretty much!

    1. Thanks Lynsey! I did a happy dance when I saw that lining in my stash. I actually remember buying a few years ago with the intent to use it as lining for a bag.

  2. Gorgeous! I love the skirt and how nice it looks on the inside too. I am going to have to get this pattern for sure. You are so talented Tee! You are a beautiful lady, and you model your creations well. I enjoy visiting your blog and can’t with to see what else you have in store for 2017.

  3. Hi I just discovered your blog and let me just say that you are so beautiful. You are a very pretty woman and so talented too. I love this skirt and the whole outfit you put together. I love the way you matched your lip colour to the skirt and those heels. x x x x

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