Today I’m happy to show you the lovely versions sewn by our tester group for the extension of the Stephanie Skirt. Since we completely regraded the pattern, we tested across our entire new size range, from size 34 to 56. Let’s jump right in!Read More
Sewing Tidbits is the sewing blog written since 2013 by Delphine, the co-founder of Just Patterns.
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Compared to previous years, 2018 was relatively calm for me. I didn't move across any ocean and I didn't birth any human! But I did experience significant changes, some that were to be expected and some that were completely unexpected. On the expected side, my quiet and smiling baby turned into a determined, not to say very stubborn, toddler committed to climbing onto everything (especially me). On the unexpected side, two major changes of responsibilities in my day job have have considerably increased my workload.Read More
One of the issues of blogging only sporadically is to remember to give some contexts to whatever I'm about to say. Over the last few months, I have mentally wrote several posts so I feel like you are up to date with my train of thoughts when in fact, not at all! So let's recap a little.Since moving back to Haiti exactly a year ago, I have moved from one challenging and time-consuming job to another even more challenging and time-consuming one. Who would have thought that was possible?? But possible it was, and this is the situation now... In parallel, I also found that if I thought that being the single working mom of an infant was not an easy job, being the single working mom of a toddler is a completely different game. Basically, I have two very tiring jobs....Read More
I'm slowly climbing out of the overwhelmed single working mom hole although I have to acknowledge that I may fall right back into it at any time. Life has a thing for intently proving me wrong every time I start feeling like things are under control. But before that happens, I'm trying to get as much sewing and photographing done! The skirt I am showing you today has been on my mind since November.Read More
Inspiration & Styling
The Yasmeen skirt was born from our desire to have a statement skirt that introduces a hint of the the over the top feel of the 90's runway shows into your every day wardrobe. Its design lines celebrates women's curves, in a way we hope is reminiscent of the King of Cling, late Azzedine Alaïa.
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While the skirt has definitely a special occasion feel to it, your choice of fabric and styling can transform it completely. For a very dressed up version of Yasmeen, choose a fabric with a sheen to it. The drape will dramatically affect bottom of the skirt looks. In a taffeta the flared bottom will tend to stay out and give a very formal look, while in a more fluid fabric such as silk, the volume will only appear with movement.[gallery ids="946,947" type="columns"]
There are also plenty of ways to make your skirt more casual. In the winter you can try a wool version, to be worn with a chunky sweater, or a leather jacket. In warmer weather, a linen Yasmeen worn will flat sandals will take you easily from the beach to a nice dinner out with a chic resort look.
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Finally, you also have the option of playing with the length. You could experiment with an ankle grazing skirt in an airy fabric for fluttered hem effect. The modern proportion will look very chic whether you pair it with heels or with sneakers for a cool yet polished feel!
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Do you want more inspiration? We collect images in a dedicated Pinterest board for you to look at (and for ourselves!!). Don't forget that you can also check Instagram for #yasmeenskirt since our testers have already started to post their amazing work!!
Are you ready to get started on your very own Yasmeen? Don't forget to share it with us!
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We are so glad to release our fifth sewing pattern just before the end of the year, the Yasmeen Skirt! This skirt is one of the garments we absolutely wanted to release when we started Just Patterns. We love the shaped seam lines that enhance all curves in the right places and make it a super flattering option for when you need to dress up. With a Yasmeen in your handmade wardrobe, you are guaranteed a show-stopping outfit but with the versatility of a skirt rather than a dress.
The Yasmeen skirt is a dramatic maxi skirt with figure flattering seam lines. It is fitted through the hips and starts flaring out above the knee. The skirt features an invisible zipper and a grosgrain inner waistband. Depending on the fabrication and the styling, the skirt can take on a very special occasion look or a more casual vibe.
The Yasmeen skirt pattern follows the updated look of our information package. It contains information about fabric recommendation and PDF printing. The seam lines are no longer printed on the pattern to provide a cleaner look, but notches are strategically position so that you can check that you are using the right seam allowance.The grey sample shown is made from a mid-weight wool tweed, while the white one is silk crepe de chine.
For this pattern, we recommend light to mid-weight woven fabrics with drape such as silk, wool crepe, linen twill, rayon, etc. The quantity of fabric required will depend on the size you make, the final length of your skirt and the width of your fabric. For instance, for a size 46 in 60"wide you need 4 yards.
This sewing pattern is available from size 34 to 46 (see our size chart for more information). The pattern includes:
a layered PDF with 4 printing options (37 pages in A4 and Letter, 2 pages A0 in US Copy Shop 36″x48″);
a cutter’s must;
a pdf layout;
a suggested order of operations.
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Just Patterns products are meant for for ambitious dressmakers who already know the basics of sewing. In addition to the order of operations, we gather useful tutorials and information for each pattern on our resource pages.