fabric and styling inspiration for the everyday skirt

Well, this week has gotten way from me! We’re in the middle of so many things right now: S has a chorus concert tonight, we’re both preparing for our first violin recital on Monday, the sew-along for the Butterfly Blouse starts next week, and I leave for Quilt Market early tomorrow morning. Lots to do, but it’s that time of year when everything happens at once, isn’t it? In any case, I wanted to highlight the Everyday Skirt today.




The Everyday Skirt isn’t a new pattern. In fact, many of you already own and love it! But now that the pattern is also available in paper format I thought we should give it a little attention again. After all, when you see the darling versions of this skirt that Jaime at Fancy Tiger is sewing up (here and here) it’s sort of irresistible, isn’t it?

Here are a few quick ideas for you before I run off to pack my suitcase.

Wear it with the Maritime Knit Top, of course! These two styles couldn’t be more perfect with each other. I love all three of the skirts in the photos below: the blue and white print, the cream-colored version, and navy with white polka dots would all be versatile and adorable. Of course, you can’t go wrong with chambray, either.




Here’s an outfit I assembled when we first released the pattern, and lo and behold, it features a shirt closely resembling the Maritime Top!




Choose a cute printed fabric for your Everyday Skirt. I love the floral print with a graphic tee. And the printed “bias” gingham skirt is darling, too. You could make a similar floral top by embroidering the Maritime Top, come to think of it….




Here are a few more skirt ideas for you. I still love the graphic simplicity of a good windowpane check, and the mixed shirting patterns on the middle skirt are so fun. You could upcycle some old workshirts for a similar look. Meanwhile, the oceanside scene on the right makes me want to take a trip to Italy or Greece. (But then, I’d take a trip to Italy or Greece anytime….)




Here is another outfit inspiration I first assembled when we released the Everyday Skirt pattern. The orange T-shirt sort of reminds me of our Bento Tee pattern. You too? I just washed this polka dot double gauze skirt this morning and can’t wait to wear it again!




You can find lots more inspiration for your Everyday Skirt on the Liesl + Co. Flickr page (many great version there!) as well as our Liesl + Co. pattern styling ideas Pinterest board. (I really need to think of a snappier, shorter name for that board. Any suggestions?)

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with some Pinterest picks and links. Have a great day!


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  1. Fiona

    As always, Liesl, lots of lovely, fresh and stylish combos and ideas. I haven’t had a chance to write that I’m particularly pleased with the Gallery tunic/dress. I have been waiting, and hoping for a long time for O + S to design something like it as ‘shirtmakers’ are my favourite style, and suit my figure (short, and rectangular) style, best. I know Lisette has a shirtmaker but I really like the new one for it’s breezy, “now” style.

    I hope you enjoy the Quilt Market, and thank you and your team very much for the new patterns in paper.

  2. Megan

    I’d love to see a sew-along or tutorial on how to add a lining to this skirt. I have made a couple (from the digital pattern), but only wear the one made from a heavier weight fabric because the thinner ones (admittedly in a light color, too) seem to need a slip, which doesn’t make it feel like an ‘everyday skirt’ I can just pull on and be comfortable in. Thanks for considering!

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