Janelle Skirt by Style Sew Me

Right after Christmas I got an exciting surprise in my inbox – Eryn from Style Sew Me asked me to participate in the Janelle Skirt Blog Tour. I was so smitten and so excited that I said yes without thinking twice about it. Janelle Skirt is not your typical pencil skirt. She is very form fitting, hits you below your knee and features a high mid thigh opening. This skirt screams sexiness and confidence, yet manages to remain very classy and elegant. Just look at Eryn modeling it, it truly is not for the faint at heart!

I am not a pencil skirt type of gal. Don’t get me wrong, I love them! I think they look fantastic, but I have not worn one for a few years. I kept entertaining an idea of making a pencil skirt for a while, but I was yet to start on one. Janelle jumped out at me as a perfect opportunity to go ahead and finally make one.

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Pencil Button-Up Skirt

I am in serious catching up mode here. As a matter of fact, I was sure that I have already written all about this skirt! I had to check my posts twice to make sure that I actually didn’t. I do that all the time, I don’t respond to my texts or emails because in my head I already have. Same with blog posts I guess. I’ll do better! Promise.

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Chi-Town Skirt

I have some serious catching up to do on the blog. I have some new makes I absolutely have to photograph and write about and yet I still have a couple more I haven’t written about! I’ll do my best with writing posts in the next couple weeks, but unfortunately I am not as passionate about writing as I am about sewing. I’d much rather spend all my free time sewing, even if that means I am eating my dinner made out of leftovers over kitchen sink. Thankfully, Shaun doesn’t mind it. Yet. Keep reading “Chi-Town Skirt”

Rosari Skirt


I have been seeing button front skirts everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE! At first they reminded me of a black denim skirt I used to have back in grade 9. I loved that thing to death and wore it all the time. I wore it so much that just a thought of a button front skirt gave me shivers at first. Then I kept seeing those skirts… and seeing them more… At first I thought “no way!” but then it changed to “hmmm… funny how the fashion comes around..” and then I went full on into “I must have it!!!” mode.

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Burda Pleated Skirt


I think in all my time sewing I’ve made more skirts that I could ever imagine. I started sewing with skirts. I made pencil skirts from my mom, I made simple gathered skirts for me… As a matter of fact, now that I am thinking about it, my very first me-made item for myself was a skirt. I was about 8 years old and I managed to sew by hand a simple rectangle skirt with a fold over elastic casing. By hand! I don’t think I would ever do that again…

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Frankie Tryout – Take 2

Frankie Skirt - 2-1I love wearing skirts in summer! It’s easy, light and super breathable. I don’t have to worry about tights or boots. It doesn’t get better!

This skirt was my second and final version as part of pattern testing for Frances from Muffin Head Patterns.  Frances asked us to make a muslin version and a final version. Even though I made my first muslin a full on lined wearable muslin with pockets (can you even call it a muslin at this point??), I decided to still go ahead and try this skirt a second time.

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