Jalie has just released another phenomenal collection of sewing patterns, and I thought it would be interesting to show an adult in the new Joelle pattern. Those who follow me know that I enjoy taking Jalie's skating and gymnastics patterns and bringing them into daywear; Jalie's skatewear patterns often have a lot of lovely design features which work well in casualwear, too. Joelle caught my eye because of the lovely open back combined with the mock collar.
I had some leftover spandex from sewing gymnastics longs for my son a couple of years ago, so I used that to give Joelle a whirl. As expected, the drafting of the pattern is excellent. I sewed my usual size R and didn't need to make any modifications. I haven't sewn an invisible zipper for a long time and I don't have a special invisible zipper foot, so I followed Burda's excellent tutorial.
A coupe of cheeky rear shots. 😉
I don't actually plan to wear this as a leotard- I'm not currently involved in any leotard-requiring activities- but I DO have some plans for styling the lovely Joelle.
Joelle would go very nicely with Jalie's new pencil skirt pattern, Lisette.
And how about pairing it with a long formal mermaid skirt?
Or a full floor length circle skirt?
I definitely have plans for Joelle...
How would you style the lovely Joelle?