This skirt was supposed to be sewn Mother's Day weekend. I had the fabric washed and the pattern picked out, but it just didn't happen. I honestly forgot how busy May can be. I thought if I could get to May 9th, I'd be gold. More like May 29th, in reality. So it goes. Over the weekend, one week later than I was planning on getting it finished, I was really bummed that I hadn't sewn this skirt. I attacked KCWC style – cut out Saturday afternoon, sewn a bit on Sunday and finished between 3 separate sewing sessions of 20 to 40 minutes as time allowed yesterday.
I love the other Everyday Skirt that I have in my closet. It is one of the items in my wardrobe that gets worn again and again so choosing this pattern again was a no-brainer. Also, Liesl's patterns are extremely well-written and go together so smoothly. They are a total joy to sew.
The fabric is one of Anna Maria's new Loominous yarn dyes (Headlines in Grape) and, boy howdy, is it ever lovely! It is lightweight and beautifully soft with lovely drape – basically, perfect for clothing. After washing, it reminded me of a madras. I was a little stumped as to how to best use the stripe with the side panels on the skirt. It drives me absolutely crazy when patterns don't match on the seams! In the end, I decided to cut the side panels and the pockets (which you see a tiny bit of at the side panel seams) on the cross grain to make them a design feature. It was a good call! I love the end result and can't wait to wear my new summer skirt!