Monday, September 29, 2014

Jocole Blog Tour

Jocole Blog Tour

What a fabulous blog tour we had!  There were some amazing garments made and great blog posts written.  Thank you to all of our wonderful bloggers and to you, our readers, for being a part of the blog tour.  I just wanted to recap the week so you can easily visit the blogs for inspiration.







I just cannot believe the amazing outfits that were created this week!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jocole Blog Tour with Sewing In BeTween

Jocole Blog Tour with Sewing In BeTween

Christie from Sewing In BeTween has a special treat for you today.  She sewed up a very fashionable outfit for her tween.  You have to go see the rest of the pictures and read her review.

Thank you Christie!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Jocole Blog Tour with Sew a Straight Line

Jocole Blog Tour with Sew a Straight Line

Ladies Basic Leggings

Sabra is on the blog today to show you her awesome Jocole Basic Leggings.  Visit Sabra's blog at Sew a Straight Line to see more pictures and a review of her leggings.  Thanks Sabra!

Jocole Blog Tour with Sew a Straight Line Sneak Peek

Jocole Blog Tour with Sew a Straight Line

We have a sneak peek of tomorrow's blog post.  I can't wait to show you more of Sabra from Sew a Straight Line and her Jocole Ladies Basic Leggings.

Eeep!  Awesome running leggings!  I can't wait to see the whole post tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jocole Blog Tour Sewing Mama RaeAnna

Jocole Blog Tour with Sewing Mama RaeAnna

I love RaeAnna's Jocole Skinny Pants!  Read what RaeAnna has to say about them here.  Thank you RaeAnna for sewing up some awesome pants for the blog tour.  RaeAnna has a giveaway on her blog so be sure to enter for your chance to win 2 free patterns.

Jocole Blog Tour Sewing Mama RaeAnna

Jocole Blog Tour Sneek Peek

Did you see the Yoga Skirt Audrey from Skirt Fixation made?  She has a full review on her blog today and some wonderful pictures to share.  You can also enter for a chance to win 2 free Jocole patterns.  Head on over there now!

Thank you so much Audrey for sharing your super cute skirts with us!

I have a little sneak peek of what is to come tomorrow on the Jocole Blog.  Are you ready for the Jocole Skinny Pants made by Sewing Mama RaeAnna?  I can't wait for you to read the full post tomorrow!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Jocole Blog Tour with Skirt Fixation

Jocole Blog Tour with Skirt Fixation

I am thrilled to bring you Audrey from Skirt Fixation and her adorable Ladies Yoga A Line Skirt.  Go visit Skirt Fixation to see Audrey's post about the skirt and to see more pictures.  Thank you so much Audrey for inspiring us by making such cute skirts!

Tomorrow we have Sewing Mama RaeAnna with a very cute pair of Skinny Pants.  You won't want to miss her post.

Jocole Blog Tour with Very Shannon

Jocole Blog Tour with Very Shannon

I am so thrilled to bring you Very Shannon's version of the Jocole Skinny Pants today.

Aren't they amazing?  Shannon has written a blog post all about our Skinny Pants today, give her some love here and be sure to enter for your chance to win a couple of patterns.

Thank you so much for blogging with us Shannon!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jocole Blog Tour

Jocole Blog Tour

I am so excited to bring a Blog Tour to the Jocole Blog!   We have a pretty awesome line up of top notch bloggers.  I can't wait to share the beautiful creations these ladies have made, truly incredible.

We kick off the Blog Tour with Melissa and Pattern Revolution.  You have to go check out her full post of the Skinny Pants and see all of the pictures, they are gorgeous! 

Thank you so much Melissa and Pattern Revolution for participating and inspiring us to make more Skinny Pants!

Tomorrow we have another blogger to show her fabulous creations, so check back tomorrow to see Very Shannon and her Skinny Pants.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Destiny -- becoming a better you

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

What a great quote and what a great reminder that our destiny is whatever we choose.  

I couldn't decide on a color ... so the printable pdf file has SEVEN.  


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 4

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 4

Pin the skirt to the leggings at the waist.  Be sure the skirt is the correct length.

Mark the skirt/leggings and waistband into quarters.

Pin the waistband to the skirt/leggings by matching up the pins.  Be sure the seam of the waistband is at the back of the skirt/leggings.

When attaching the waistband, slightly stretch the waistband to fit the skirt/leggings.  Congratulations!  You now have a running skirt.  I hope you enjoyed the sew along and I hope you will share your pictures with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 3

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 3

Today we complete the leggings.  Sew the pants as instructed in the pattern but do not add the waistband.

I cut off about 1 1/2 inches off the top of the pants because I like a short waist on my pants. 

Check the length of the skirt to be sure it is the correct length on the leggings.  I placed my skirt so that it just covers the bum.  You can go ahead and pin the skirt on if you would like.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 2

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 2

Today you will complete the skirt portion of the running skirt.

Sew side seams together.  I serged the side seams together.

Finish the hem.  I used my coverstitch machine to finish the hem but you could also leave it raw or use a twin needle.  If you don't feel confident about the length of the skirt, wait to finish the hem.  Once the pants are put together, you can be sure the skirt is the perfect length.

Cut the waistband.  Sew short sides of the waistband together to form a tube.  Set the waistband aside until we finish the leggings.

You should have a completed skirt minus the waistband.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 1

Running Skirt Sew Along Day 1

Are you ready?  Let's get our sew on!

Here is the outline for the week:

Day 1:  Purchase, print, tape and cut fabric

Day 2:  Sew skirt

Day 3:  Sew leggings

Day 4:  Attach together

Day 1:

1.  You will need to purchase the A Line Yoga Skirt and the Basic Leggings to make the Running Skirt.

2.   Print, cut and tape the pattern together.

3.  Cut the fabric for the pants and skirt in the desired size.

- Cut the skirt to the desired length.  I cut my skirt at 13 inches for a size small.  You can cut it shorter later if you decide you need to but you can't make it longer.  

- Cut the leggings at the capris length.

Don't forget that there is still a coupon code at Whimsical Fabric just for Jocole fans!

See you back here tomorrow!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Light from Within -- becoming a better you

I love this quote ... I absolutely love the idea of us having to be lit from within.  Enjoy!

"People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Stained Glass art was found HERE

Friday, September 05, 2014

Vowel Check -- becoming a better you

I was reading The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown ... and she discussed this vowel check.  I LOVE it and wanted to share it with you lovely ladies.

"It's called the vowel check: AEIOUY

A= Have I been Abstinent today? (However you define that -- I find it a little more challenging when it comes to things like food, work and the computer.)
E = Have I Exercised today?
I = What have I done for myself today?
O = What have I done for Others today?
U = Am I holding on to Unexpressed emotions today?
Y = Yeah!  What is something good that's happened today?"