Hello everyone! I hope that everyone had a great Valentine’s Day and welcome to my day on the Jocole Blog tour! I am always up for sewing for myself a little bit and Jocole was one of my first pattern companies that I ever purchased from. So I am super excited to sew up some of the patterns I have never used.
I originally asked to sew up the Ladies Peplum Top to pair with the Ladies Skinny Pants. So I picked out my fabrics and the first decision I made was to exaggerate the high low hem of the peplum top. I extended the back almost six inches and redrew the curve to ensure it match the front. For the pants, I used a stretch twill that I have had in my stash for a long time from Fabric.com. (I love to buy my fabric there now that the shipping is so fast!) And shortly after beginning, I was modelling my Jocole outfit.
Did you see that amazing fishtail I am rocking? Let me zoom in on it for you!
But alas, I was not in love. I loved the pants and the shirt but not as a set…. I ugh-ed and groaning through the pictures and decided to change things around. So I pulled out my Jocole arsenal and decided to add the ladies knit pencil skirt onto the peplum to make it a dress. Then I realized I was having a fabric crisis. So I had to creatively colorblock that skirt to make it the ultimate high fashion! 🙂 And alas, the dress was born.
Add in my favorite pair of black booties and I was feeling fabulous in my urban jungle!
I ended up using the above the knee length and wasn’t feeling too self conscious about it. And that fishtail hem was still looking amazing.
That is what I love most about Jocole patterns! The versatility of the patterns and the flexibility of mixing and matching! So grab one or a few of the patterns for yourself. And before you leave, don’t forget to spread the love!
Be sure to check out all of the blogs on this tour! Which is your favorite so far?
Feb 8- Larissa from Connected By a Thread
Feb 9- Tibeca from Sewing by Ti
Feb 10- Robin from My Little Lady & Gentleman
Feb 11- Patricia from Sew Far North
Feb 12- Linda from Sew Happily Ever After
Feb 16- Amy from Wally and Grace