I’m working on stepping up my fashion game here. OK, I’m trying, anyway. Luckily for me, it’s the ladies’ turn for the Bundle Up sewing pattern sale from Pattern Revolution! The sale just started today, and I get to help kick it off with my Petal Perfect Skirt from Little Lizard King!
So my oldest is starting junior high next year, and I’m feeling like maybe if I’m this old, I should start dressing like a grown up. Maybe it’s time to move on from poorly fitting tees and capris? Did I wear trousers and a casual blazer to accompany her to the open house there? Yes, I did. Did they fit well? No, they didn’t. Do I sew? Um, yes, why else would I have a sewing blog?
But moving on from nerdy tees doesn’t mean I have to start dressing boring. So I skipped my original idea of making this skirt in Go With Everything Basic Black, and went with this mint green stretch vegan leather from Girl Charlee instead. I’d used it before for a jacket here, and I knew how fun it was to work with! Seriously fun.
I mixed a couple things up from the directions to use it. First of all, I didn’t need to hem. Secondly, I pleated instead of gathered to make the material come together more cleanly. I also topstitched the side seams to hold them nicely in place. This is a super fun pattern that feels comfortable, is easy to make, and will totally up your style game! And it will look awesome in Go With Everything Basic Black too. In fact, I’ll probably make one of those as well.
Get more details on the bundle at bundleupsale.com!
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Lots more examples of what everyone’s been working on to show off these great patterns will be coming all throughout the week! You don’t want to miss them, there’s some seriously great sews here. You’re going to want ALL of these patterns by the end!
Rest of my outfit:
Winter Wear Givenchy Blazer, pattern coming soon, in vintage seersucker
Self-drafted reversible wrap tee with side ruching, clearance ITY fabric from Fabric Mart.