Hi sew-friends! Today I’m very happy to announce the release of the Lela Skirt pattern. If the pattern looks a little familiar, you are correct! I first released this pattern (view A only) in 2015 as the Baseball Skirt. This is one of my favorite patterns, especially for summer and I always felt like it deserved more attention. So, I have renamed the pattern, added two additional views plus the option for a midi-length. Soooo many more options now. And there are more sizes. The original version of the pattern had 7 sizes and this revamped version now has 17 sizes (to match the updated Lou Box Top). Additionally, this pattern is now drafted for a height of 5'10". As always, there are lengthen/shorten lines so that you can easily make a skirt at your preferred length. Seriously, the pattern is better than ever!
One big reason that I love this pattern is that it is very easy and fast to sew (even easier than the Lou Box Top). The Lela Skirt is a straight skirt with an elastic waist and a split hem. There are three pocket options – in-seam pocket, angled pocket and scoop pocket. Plus there are three hem shape options – a subtle curve, exaggerated curve and square. Combine all those options with the two lengths and you can create 18 different designs from this one pattern. The pattern pieces are a Mix & Match style and work in a similar way to the Lou Box Top.
In the video below, I show you all three views in action and talk a bit about sizing and fabric.
The photos above show: View A, midi length in a yellow poly crepe fabric, View B, midi length in a gray linen fabric and View C, knee length in a rayon dot print. The pattern has three main views and the options can be mixed and matched for a total of 18 different designs. See the line drawings below for all the variations.
What if you’ve already purchased the pattern?
There’s no need to repurchase the pattern. If you purchased the pattern directly from Sew DIY, expect an email in the next week or so with a link to the updated pattern. If you purchased from another retailer, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order confirmation and we will send you a copy of the new pattern. If you don’t receive an email with the new pattern, email us and we’ll send you the link.
First off, you can expect blog posts and/or videos about how to select your size, how to sew the elastic waistband and how to sew a curved hem. This is really such a simple sew, that we’ll just be covering
You can also expect more pattern updates. Next, we’re planning to update the Lou Box Dresses patterns. For now, stay tuned for the tester roundup post tomorrow. And, if you do not already own this pattern, it is currently $2 off until midnight Wednesday, June 26, 2019. No code required.
Thank you so much for your support. I truly appreciate it.