designed by Designer Stitch
Talk about the many different versions to the JoJo, oh my, and on sale for a limited time.
I've had the pleasure of testing the JoJo top and dress for Designer Stitch designs. I made two versions so far.
I am always on the hunt for patterns that include a turtle neck. I recently came back from a 10 day trip to Arizona. It was very cold and it snowed in Arizona, specifically in Seligman (route 66) . I came home still cold and looking for turtleneck garments, I had very few. When the JoJo test came up, I only saw the turtle neck version, lol. The JoJo comes in many different versions.
Shown above is the turtleneck and tunic length version, with long sleeves and cuffs. I made this version from a medium weight sweater knit fabric. Oh, and I do love stripes. I also chose to belt my JoJo. I paired my JoJo with the Alyse taper leg pant, also from Designer Stitch. http://designerstitch.com/?affiliates=12.
I like to accessorize when possible.
Shown in the pic below is another version of the JoJo, it's the dress, with a skirt sewn onto the top. This is made with a cotton lycra for the top portion and the lower portion of the JoJo is a metallic type stretch fabric. I did line the metallic fabric because it was a little thinner than I like. The JoJo is a simple sew and the instructions are beginner friendly. I plan on sewing many more in the near future.
For the dress version of the JoJo I wanted to sew the sleeves to look like an inspiration photo I saw of the sleeves, (love these sleeves), and with a turtleneck option. I cut the sleeve at the 3/4 length cut line and made a longer cuff to add to the sleeve, see pic below.
Different versions of the JoJo, shown below.
Thank you Ann Grose for another fun and on trend design.
This blog post has aff link, which helps to buy fabric to continue to test garments and sew. Thank you