Back in January we had our BundleUP for GIrls and there were so many great patterns that we were able to introduce. One of them was the Potato Chip Skirt from Tie Dye Diva (you can see our posts HERE) and it was such a great pattern that was simple, basic, and anything but boring! So Jen kicked it up a notch and made a pattern for the mamas (and grandmas...and aunts...and whoever)! Today our reviewers get to tell you all about the Ladies Chocolate Chip Skirt! (affiliate link)
P.S. Major kudos and high fives to these amazing mamas that decided to Sew THEMSELVES Some Love!
I fell in love with this pattern when I saw the girls version in the last Girl’s BundleUp). After making one for my daughter, I knew I needed one for me! I was so happy when Jen posted her pictures of the women’s version! I have had this Jenny Eliza by Jennifer Paganelli sitting in my stash since it was released, just waiting for a pattern to call me to it. This skirt fit the bill perfectly! I love the symmetry of the main fabric.
I love a pattern with options! This one has 3- an unlined, a lined, and a reversible option! I chose to make the reversible skirt. All the seams are enclosed and with young kids, I definitely needed the pockets! I see a few more of these joining my wardrobe this summer, a fun one for flip flops on the beach, a flirty black one with a pop of color for date night, and of course a few more florals for everyday wear!
Look at how cute this is as a Mommy & Me set?!?! Totally adorable!
I’ll be honest - I can count on one hand the number of skirts or dresses I own (not counting those obligatory ones I’ve worn once and won’t ever again, yet can’t get rid of). I don’t wear skirts on a regular basis but have made it a goal this year to put more time into my wardrobe, to make me feel a little more pulled together, but still have practical clothing that fits my lifestyle. When the opportunity arose to review the Chocolate Chip skirt, I jumped at it because it fit that vision. I’m a mom who is on the go a lot, who juggles a few roles in life. The skirt design excited me because it’s practical but yet more dressy and together than my usual mom-uniform.
It’s a quick sew, straight forward, but with some fun options including piping & multiple versions - those features sold me on the pattern. It has a great shape to - realizes that we’re not a rectangle so our clothing needs some shape. I can see this being a skirt I’ll wear to a casual work event or meeting, and be able to run straight to mom duties without breaking stride. The pockets are a great touch - being able to run a child to t-ball practice & throw phone & keys in pocket is a plus in practicality. The options of the skirt - being lined, unlined, or reversible are great. I made the unlined version, but would do the lined if a fabric needed it (or in the trendy sheer print for the top & solid lining), and have already planned a heavier fabric (corduroy & denim) to take me from fall to winter in the midwest!
I had one blip with the construction which was entirely my fault - ½” seam allowance. That matters when you’re trying to match a waistband & a skirt & you don’t take enough of a seam allowance on the skirt. Simple fix, and next time I’ll do it right from the start!
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