When I made Lila’s Oliver + S Swingset Bridgetown skirt back in August, my sister declared it her all-time favorite and requested a matching skirt for her birthday. I’d been searching around for a good grown-up skirt pattern when I got Liesl’s email with her new line of women’s patterns, which included the Everyday Skirt. The timing was perfect. The pattern was perfect. A twin Bridgetown skirt was immediately underway.
Liesl likens this pattern to a grown-up version of the tried-and-true Lazy Days skirt – it’s quick and simple to sew, comfortable to wear, and one you’ll make over and over again. The Everyday Skirt has some really nice, sophisticated details, like front pockets, smooth side panels, and a flat front waistband – there’s some gathering, but no added bulk, so the fit is relaxed and flattering at the same time. It can be made up in lots of different fabrics, and while the samples were wool and chambray in solids and neutrals, it’s also a perfect candidate for cotton prints.
Sewing from this pattern was so comfortable and familiar – it’s written and formatted in the exact same style as Oliver + S patterns, which for me are the absolute gold standard. Over the years I’ve developed such a trust in Liesl’s patterns, and I’m so excited about this new women’s line. I’ve always shied away from adult sewing, but who knows, that could all change now…
Anyway, Lila was so completely thrilled to be skirt-twins with her aunt – no cajoling necessary during this photo shoot!
You can check out all the new Liesl & Co patterns here – they’re available as PDFs which means either sending them off to be printed in one big sheet or printing and piecing your patterns at home – I’ve only attempted the latter, and while it’s no one’s favorite activity, I will say that I’ve put together my share of PDF patterns, and these come together exceptionally well.
This pattern was provided to me at no cost, but I’ve been gushing about Liesl’s patterns for years now, so it goes without saying that my opinions are my own! Thanks to Liesl for letting me try out the new line, and for making sewing so much fun!
Pattern :: Everyday Skirt by Liesl & Co.