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