"Design Is the Silent Ambassador of Your Brand"
Good Morning loves it's Wednesday and I'm ready to jump right into today's post! So grab your coffee, tea or whatever your drink of choice may be and let's dive right in. Last month I was contacted by a fellow blogger and fabulous sewer Eryn Shields regarding one of her recent pattern releases the "Janelle" skirt. While Eryn has released other patterns last year I have to say I was excited that she reached out to me about giving this particular beauty a try. After viewing pictures of Eryn in the skirt I had already decided that I wanted in on the SEXY! So having her reach out to me about giving the pattern a try was icing on the sexy Janelle cake! To be honest the moment I saw the skirt pattern I knew exactly what fabric I was going to use and how I was going to style it. I mean who could ever turn down an opportunity to help another fab sewing blogger and bring your sexy back at the same time. Well NOT ME! As a matter of fact this was just the jumpstart I needed to kick off my sewing for the new year.
I received the pattern earlier this month and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The pattern cover Fabulous, the printed pattern straightforward (sized & marked) and lastly the Instruction booklet nicely done. After looking at the pattern pieces and size chart I knew all I needed to do was cut it out and get sewing! If you've sewn a straight skirt before trust me you won't need instructions, it really is just that simple. However for those of you who are new to sewing Eryn is there to walk you through the process with step by step instructions and photo's should you need them. The skirt is really easy to create in fact I was able to complete it in about 60 minutes from cut to sew. Now the sewing chart is definitely accurate and if you choose wovens with no give you will be just fine. But hey you know me I had to be hard headed and decided to use a denim with some stretch to it. As a result of MY fabric choice minor adjustments in the hip/thigh area were necessary. Although when I think about it I could have cut the medium and avoided any adjustments altogether. LOLL Yup lesson learned!
I ended up cutting a size twelve which is usually my size and outside of taking it in at the hip/thigh area the fit was great! I decided to use a twin needle and denim thread to do my topstitching for an added touch. Now be careful if you do this make sure you get close enough to the edge of the front overlay so that it stays secure and in place. I didn't do this and realized the booboo afterwards but that's what I get for going too fast and not paying attention. Oh well booboo or not I'm still rocking this hell out of this skirt ANYWAY! All in all I love the pattern and will definitely be making this beauty again now that my test run is out of the way. Trust me you don't want to miss out on this one it's definitely a keeper and will do you well across the seasons. So head on over to Eryn's shop page HERE and get your very own Janelle skirt pattern.
p.s. (It's on sale Yall so go get it now)