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We are so delighted to have the opportunity to make the Jocole Yoga A-Line Skirt. I think this is my favorite skirt I’ve ever made in all the skirts I’ve made in my lifetime!
And to think I came so close to not making one for myself! You see, it was like this: late one night I decided to make the Jocole Yoga A-Line skirt for the Jocole pattern tour. (Yes we were given this pattern, but we would gladly pay twice the price for a skirt so wonderful!)
So anyway, it was a dark and stormy night, and I was tired but everyone was asleep and I knew this was going to be a quick sew. So as usual, I printed out my first pattern piece, checked the test square, and when all looked good, I set off cutting and sewing. Now I’ll let you in on a little fact that I didn’t learn for another hour or so. My printer settings were off, but I measured from the edge of the 3 inch block to the edge of the 10 cm block so it looked like it was 3 inches. I was making a skirt that was 24% too small since my printer was set at 86%.
About an hour later my new skirt was finished and ready to be tried on. The skirt was so tight it looked like I’d painted it on with a paintbrush. On my post baby body… Let’s change the subject, shall we?
I returned to JoAnn fabrics the next day and found a sparkly knit orange fabric. This knit is almost sweatshirt weight. Think about your favorite old college sweatshirt that you wore and wore and wore out. This is that kind of knit. Plus is has little sparkles all over it!
Armed with new fabric and new enlightened measuring method, I started over again. One quick hour later, viola, my new favorite skirt was born. The only change I made to the Jocole Yoga Aline Skirt pattern was to lengthen it by three inches. The pattern goes up to forty inches long for tall ladies, but I’m what they refer to as ultra tall. I may have made this skirt a teeny bit too long, but that’s a heavenly change!!!
Aria was delighted to inherit the first, tiny skirt. Come back to the blog tomorrow to find out how I added a lining to her Jocole yoga a line skirt, and also how you could make one for a tween. Not accidentally. On purpose. Because you meant to. Ahem.
I just love it when mistakes turn into treasures! Looking on the bright side, Aria got a new skirt and I got the creamiest, most buttery knit yoga skirt ever! I forgot to tell you one of my favorite things about the finished skirt. I made the tall 16″ fold over waistband, and I love the privacy it gives me when I use the option of having it unfolded for added coverage while nursing the baby!
Then, the rest of the week, I’ll be sharing blog posts about the top and cardigan I’m wearing since it’s Selfish Sewing Week. Also be sure to enter the Rafflecopter give away below for a chance to win 2 free patterns of your choice from Jocole. To help you decide which Jocole Patterns you want, check out the other stops on the Jocole pattern blog tour.