Happy Friday! Here’s a skirt I actually made back in October around Halloween. You know, during those glorious days in the fall when it’s warm enough to wear boots without tights. It’s the Liesel + Co. Everyday Skirt, and let me tell you what, it truly IS an everyday skirt. Let me tell you a little secret: IT HAS AN ELASTIC WAISTBAND. But, not in a frumpy-dumpy way–in an awesome-no-elastic-in-the-front way!
I love how this pattern is drafted to give you a flat waistband in the front, elastic in the back, and flat size panels for a more flattering, less frumpy fit. It also has pockets, which are always a win. I’ve worn this skirt A LOT since I made it last fall. This winter, I’ve been rocking it with tights. The cotton ikat fabric I used from Michael Levine is a great versatile mid-weight that works well for all seasons. I have dreams of making an army of these skirts in chambray, ikat, cotton sateen, linen . . . well, you get the picture. I actually made up one for this winter in a lovely wool that I’ve also been wearing constantly since I made it.
The only change I made is lopping off close to 4″ of length before hemming. I don’t know if I’m just wicked short (which, I’m 5’5″, so I don’t think I am crazy short?) or if this pattern is made for really tall people or if this pattern assumes you’ll use a deep hem. I think I did a 1″ hem. In any case, this is relevant because if you’re shopping for fabric for this skirt, you’ll end up using a lot less than the pattern demands if you lop 4″ off the bottom. You might want to measure the pattern pieces before you spend some unnecessary dough on more fabric than you need.
This pattern gets two thumbs up from me. Extremely satisfying sew that is a super basic addition to your wardrobe.