If you are ready to jump back into sewing for the new year with something quick and easy on the brain, you need to move the A-line Yoga Skirt up to the top of your list.
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Here are Kari and Crystal to show off their adorable creations....
- This review was completed by a 3rd party objective reviewer who received a complimentary copy of the pattern in order to complete the review. Neither Pattern Revolution nor the reviewer received any additional compensation for this review
Hey, it's me again, Kari, popping over from That's-Sew-Kari. I've been busy, busy, busy -- sewing up a storm with pattern testing, customer orders, and making Christmas gifts -- that I haven't had much time to participate in many reviews here lately. I don't think a night goes by, though, that I don't fire up my sewing machine and serger.
I'm here today with a review of Jocole's Girls Yoga A-Line Skirt pattern. This pattern is an all-knit skirt with a cute a-line shape.
- Sizes 18M - Girls 14, and 18" doll
- Two Length options (knee and maxi)
- 4 Waistband options (3 knit: skinny, regular, and fold-over, or elastic waist)
- Can be made plain or chevron using striped fabric
- Links in pattern to make it a Hi-Lo Skirt or Skort
- $8 - Purchase pattern HERE
18M knee length with decorative bow and added ruffle hem
My 2 year old practically lives in skirts -- as in refuses pants -- so I knew I'd be making her the skirt for the review. I'll also admit I planned the entire outfit around her new Minnie Mouse boots. I can't be the only one that does that, right?? So I knew right away that I'd be planning the knee length. Next, I needed to determine what size I'd need. Easy enough, I opened up the pattern and consulted the Sizing Chart which includes child's waist measurement and finished lengths of the skirt (not including waist since there are several options). I determined, for my skinny gal, that the 18m would fit her great and the finished length was right in line with all of her store-bought skirts so I didn't need to cut at a longer size to accommodate for her non-18m height.
|Perfect for traipsing through the pine needles|
|Side view: Cloth diaper underneath|
|So much joy packed into this petite little girl!|
|Three cheers for Jocole!|
Here is some of the awesome stuff about this pattern:
- Super quick sew! I had mine done in under 30 minutes.
- Lots of size options. The girls pattern includes sizes 18 months to size 14 and also has an 18" doll pattern, then there is a women's pattern for XS-XXXL.
- Two length options, maxi and knee length. Three waistband widths and an optional elastic waistband.
- There are options for a full A line skirt and for a slimmer cut skirt.
- There are tons of helpful tips for sewing with knits.
- There are no pictures, but really great diagrams for each step.
- The pattern has a size chart to help you choose which size to make.
- There is a yardage chart so you know how much fabric to buy.
- Only one pattern piece! There is a second rectangle piece and a chart for the measurements of that.
- Lots of really great photos of the finished skirt for inspiration.
- This is a pattern that even someone with beginner skills would have no trouble completing.