Let Me Introduce You to Janelle! [DIY Skirt]

Hello I'm Janelle, it's nice to meet you! Hey peeps Eryn over at Stylesewme Patterns is at it again. She just released her third pattern in her collection. The Janelle Skirt, it's a sexy skirt for grown folk. I was happy to whip this up along with the other ladies on the blog tour for this new release. Here is the link to the other bloggers on the "Janelle" Tour! Mori was all over that high split skirt.

Now as you can see this skirt is not a complicated project, it has 4 pattern pieces and you can adjust that split according to your taste. This is the perfect skirt for amazing fabric. You can keep it classy or your can bring on the drama. I was going for a little drama right here. This is not a skirt that's going to make the work wardrobe but would be perfect for night out on the town.

The sizing was pretty good. I just had to figure out where to start. I started with a large just in case there were fit issues. Mori is a medium with a 29 waist and a booty, so I usually start with a larger size and make any alterations after her fitting. I was working with a stretch denim and I think I would have been fine with the medium, I had to take off a inch and a half off each side from the waist tapering down past the hips. I pieced together leather scraps for the side front piece and I think it worked out nicely, I was a little scared for a moment. I over-lapped the front pieces opposite from the instructions. I was not about to cover up that leather that I pieced together. That split has drama. I also added a regular zipper insert instead of an invisible application.

Ya'll know I'm extra so I just free handed a top-stitched design on the front denim panel. I was not going for perfection with the stitching so you will see some wobbly stitching and it's all good. So I decided that I would make a top for the skirt. I pulled out my Netti bodysuit pattern and a knit leopard print that I had. I made the bodysuit put it on with the skirt and we were both like "Yuck" I thought the print was more yellowish to match the leather but is was cream and brown and did not match. I will post that later because the pattern was 1-2-3 easy breazy!

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