DIY Skirt: Janelle Pattern | Fabric: Golden D’Or Fabrics
*Trifling Disclaimer* I made this post MONTHS ago when it was still hot out and never posted it because the tutorial video got corrupted and I never got around to re-filming it. Life!*I wanted to wear the Janelle skirt to the office, but that thigh-high split was not in compliance with anyone’s 9-5 dress code policy.
When I designed this pattern, I had her in mind for girls night out and date night.But, with a quick and easy modification to only one of the four pattern pieces, I made this skirt office friendly, without compromising on style. Win.
The fabric I used is this snakeskin print stretch twill from Golden D’Or Fabrics in Dallas. They have an online store, now. But the selection is massive in store. Just give them a call to order this fabric and let them know I sent you!
This quick modification to the Left Front pattern piece will give you the space to topstitch further down your skirt split to give you a more modest look. The red line is your new extension and the black is your original pattern piece. From the bottom of the Left Front pattern piece, extend by 2 inches. Then, blend your extended line up to your original pattern piece as shown.
All construction steps remain the same.