Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jocole Blog Tour

Jocole Blog Tour

I am so excited to bring a Blog Tour to the Jocole Blog!   We have a pretty awesome line up of top notch bloggers.  I can't wait to share the beautiful creations these ladies have made, truly incredible.

We kick off the Blog Tour with Melissa and Pattern Revolution.  You have to go check out her full post of the Skinny Pants and see all of the pictures, they are gorgeous! 

Thank you so much Melissa and Pattern Revolution for participating and inspiring us to make more Skinny Pants!

Tomorrow we have another blogger to show her fabulous creations, so check back tomorrow to see Very Shannon and her Skinny Pants.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Destiny -- becoming a better you

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

What a great quote and what a great reminder that our destiny is whatever we choose.  

I couldn't decide on a color ... so the printable pdf file has SEVEN.  


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 4

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 4

Pin the skirt to the leggings at the waist.  Be sure the skirt is the correct length.

Mark the skirt/leggings and waistband into quarters.

Pin the waistband to the skirt/leggings by matching up the pins.  Be sure the seam of the waistband is at the back of the skirt/leggings.

When attaching the waistband, slightly stretch the waistband to fit the skirt/leggings.  Congratulations!  You now have a running skirt.  I hope you enjoyed the sew along and I hope you will share your pictures with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 3

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 3

Today we complete the leggings.  Sew the pants as instructed in the pattern but do not add the waistband.

I cut off about 1 1/2 inches off the top of the pants because I like a short waist on my pants. 

Check the length of the skirt to be sure it is the correct length on the leggings.  I placed my skirt so that it just covers the bum.  You can go ahead and pin the skirt on if you would like.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 2

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 2

Today you will complete the skirt portion of the running skirt.

Sew side seams together.  I serged the side seams together.

Finish the hem.  I used my coverstitch machine to finish the hem but you could also leave it raw or use a twin needle.  If you don't feel confident about the length of the skirt, wait to finish the hem.  Once the pants are put together, you can be sure the skirt is the perfect length.

Cut the waistband.  Sew short sides of the waistband together to form a tube.  Set the waistband aside until we finish the leggings.

You should have a completed skirt minus the waistband.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 1

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 1

Are you ready?  Let's get our sew on!

Here is the outline for the week:

Day 1:  Purchase, print, tape and cut fabric

Day 2:  Sew skirt

Day 3:  Sew leggings

Day 4:  Attach together

Day 1:

1.  You will need to purchase the A Line Yoga Skirt and the Basic Leggings to make the Running Skirt.

2.   Print, cut and tape the pattern together.

3.  Cut the fabric for the pants and skirt in the desired size.

- Cut the skirt to the desired length.  I cut my skirt at 13 inches for a size small.  You can cut it shorter later if you decide you need to but you can't make it longer.  

- Cut the leggings at the capris length.

Don't forget that there is still a coupon code at Whimsical Fabric just for Jocole fans!

See you back here tomorrow!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Light from Within -- becoming a better you

I love this quote ... I absolutely love the idea of us having to be lit from within.  Enjoy!

"People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Stained Glass art was found HERE