In today’s sewalong post, we are sharing a video that takes you step by step through the process of sewing the elastic waistband of the Lela Skirt pattern. This skirt is very beginner friendly because it’s easy to sew and easy to fit due to the forgiving elastic waistband. If you haven’t read it yet, check out yesterday’s post about selecting your size. And then click through to watch the video and learn all of our best tips for sewing an elastic waistband.Read More
Today’s post is going to be pretty short but I feel like the question of selecting one’s size came up a lot during testing so I want to make sure I have the info in one place. (I did talk about sizing a bit in the intro video so I recommend watching that if you haven’t already.) The Lela Skirt is a straight skirt that is fitted at the waist using elastic. The drawstring element is optional as it’s really the elastic that does the work of keeping the skirt on your body.
We recommend selecting your size based on your hip measurement. It’s a good idea to measure your hips when standing up and sitting down as our bodies often change when in different positions. This skirt is designed to have 6” of ease at the hips for all sizes and 16” at the waist. So even if your waist is a few sizes larger than your hips, you’ll likely not need to grade between sizes.Read More
Today, I’m so pleased to share a few photos from the group of lovely sewists who tested the Lela Skirt pattern. I’ve always loved this pattern (both the construction and the final result) so it’s great to see other people enjoying it. It’s such an easy skirt to make but also has a lot of different design details to keep a more advanced sewist interested. I think this would also be a great skirt to make for a friend because it doesn’t require a lot of time or fabric and it’s really easy to fit. Now, let’s get on to the tester versions. Check out all the photos and lovely testimonials. P.S. A big THANK YOU to all my testers for their help.Read More