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Jocole Yoga A-Line Skirt Review

Jocole Yoga A-line Skirt

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Jocole Yoga A-line Skirt

We are so delighted to have the opportunity to make the Jocole Yoga A-Line Skirt.  I think this is my favorite skirt I’ve ever made in all the skirts I’ve made in my lifetime!

Jocole Yoga A-line skirt

And to think I came so close to not making one for myself!  You see, it was like this: late one night I decided to make the Jocole Yoga A-Line skirt for the Jocole pattern tour.  (Yes we were given this pattern, but we would gladly pay twice the price for a skirt so wonderful!)

Jocole Yoga A-line Skirt

So anyway, it was a dark and stormy night, and I was tired but everyone was asleep and I knew this was going to be a quick sew.  So as usual, I printed out my first pattern piece, checked the test square, and when all looked good, I set off cutting and sewing.  Now I’ll let you in on a little fact that I didn’t learn for another hour or so.  My printer settings were off, but I measured from the edge of the 3 inch block to the edge of the 10 cm block so it looked like it was 3 inches.  I was making a skirt that was 24% too small since my printer was set at 86%.

Jocole Yoga A-Line Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

About an hour later my new skirt was finished and ready to be tried on.  The skirt was so tight it looked like I’d painted it on with a paintbrush.  On my post baby body… Let’s change the subject, shall we?

Jocole Yoga A-Line Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

I returned to JoAnn fabrics the next day and found a sparkly knit orange fabric.  This knit is almost sweatshirt weight.  Think about your favorite old college sweatshirt that you wore and wore and wore out.  This is that kind of knit.  Plus is has little sparkles all over it!

Back of Jocole Yoga A-Line Skirt

Armed with new fabric and new enlightened measuring method, I started over again.  One quick hour later, viola, my new favorite skirt was born.  The only change I made to the  Jocole Yoga Aline Skirt pattern was to lengthen it by three inches.  The pattern goes up to forty inches long for tall ladies, but I’m what they refer to as ultra tall.  I may have made this skirt a teeny bit too long, but that’s a heavenly change!!!

Jocole Yoga A-Line skirt tween size

Aria was delighted to inherit the first, tiny skirt.  Come back to the blog tomorrow to find out how I added a lining to her Jocole yoga a line skirt, and also how you could make one for a tween.  Not accidentally.  On purpose.  Because you meant to.  Ahem.

2 Jocole Yoga A-Line Skirts

I just love it when mistakes turn into treasures!  Looking on the bright side, Aria got a new skirt and I got the creamiest, most buttery knit yoga skirt ever!  I forgot to tell you one of my favorite things about the finished skirt.  I made the tall 16″ fold over waistband, and I love the privacy it gives me when I use the option of having it  unfolded for added coverage while nursing the baby!

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Jocole A-line yoga skirtsSee you tomorrow!


27 thoughts on “Jocole Yoga A-Line Skirt Review

  1. I love that you used a sweatshirt type material. It sounds heavenly!!!

  2. The yoga pants and yoga skirt – I love comfort!

  3. The ruffle leggings 🙂

  4. I love happy accidents! Both skirts turned out so cute!

  5. I love the pattern you used! My favourite style skirt to where.

  6. I’ve had my eye on the peplum and skinnies 🙂

  7. I have been eyeing the Shoreline Knit Tank and the Skinnies. I just love their patterns!!

  8. The leggings or the crossover dress

  9. Love these skirts!

  10. Love both skirts! You ladies look so tall and beautiful! I have several of the Jocole patterns.. but not this skirt! I love it!

  11. Hmmm…it’s too hard to decide!

  12. The peplum top is really cute!

  13. Yoga pants! So much:)

  14. Oh, I can’t decide–if I’m being selfish, I love the ladies’ crossover dress/tunic and the skinny pull-on pants, but my daughter would love the circle flounce dress!

  15. Well I don’t know any other Jacole patterns, but this one looks great! So this is the one I’d love to have 🙂

  16. There’s a cap sleeve tee for women that I’d like to try- I’ve never used one! Your skirts are fab!

  17. I had my eye on the Ladies’ Wideleg Pants, Capris & Shorts and the Ladies Skinny Pants, Capris & Shorts patterns for a while now.

  18. […] As I promised yesterday, I have a tutorial for how to add a lining to the Jocole Yoga A-line skirt. […]

  19. I’ve been eyeing the ladies skinny pants!

  20. I’d love to make this skirt or try the leggings pattern! Both of your skirts look great!

  21. […] when I made the Jocole A-line yoga skirt for Aria and I, Allegra was a bit jealous.  She saw how comfortable they are and how often we wear them, she […]

  22. […] sound familiar to you because we’ve sewn the Ladies Yoga A-Line Skirt three times already!  (Audrey’s, Allegra’s, Aria’s)  Yep, they are that kind of pattern company.  Be sure to visit […]

  23. […] you see here.  Equally comfortable (we know, we’ve made the fold over one for Aria and Audrey’s skirts!)  Or you could use patterned fabric, like we did on Allegra’s first A-line Yoga […]

  24. This indeed looks like a great shirt for a not soo tight belly, especially if I take a relatively heavy knit that can work a bit as a shaper, thanks!

  25. […] widen the shoulders a bit.  I’ve got a couple other cardigans, and only a few things to wear this Julia Cardigan with, so it’s going to have to […]

  26. […] This Sante Fe top  was the 2nd one I made.  And I wore it with my Jocole yoga A-line skirt. […]

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