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All About the Everly Skirt

Fabric resources, fitting details, and tutorials to help you build your skills.

Posted in: Patterns • April 30, 2019

Build Your Wardrobe with the Everly Skirt

This might look like a simple mini skirt at first glance, but the Everly skirt has a few details that set it apart. It’s cut on the bias for a flattering, easy fit, and the double-layered design makes it fun to play with contrast fabrics or opacity. And it sews up quick!

Since it closes with an invisible zipper, pick lightweight woven fabrics that look nice cut on the bias, such as linen, chambray, lawn, rayon challis, and silk.

Skye is wearing a size 6 Everly skirt with 1” added to the length. Her measurements are 33 1/2”, 27”, 38 1/2” and she is 5’9”.

Tutorials to Build Your Skills

Don’t be intimidated by a bias-cut garment—here are tutorials and videos to help.

  • A Guide to Working on the Bias: This article is full of tips and tricks for sewing flowing garments.

  • How to Sew on the Bias: In this video on our YouTube channel, Haley teaches you all about how to sew on the bias.

  • A Delicate Matter: Sara Homer shares the best ways to work with delicate fabrics.

  • How to Sew with Silk: In this video, Sarai shares a skirt she made with silk, and all the tips and tricks she used to work with delicate fabric.

  • How to Sew an Overlay: The Everly skirt might have you thinking about adding overlays to all of your skirts and dresses, so check out this article to learn more.

Learn How to Customize the Everly Skirt

Confidently install an invisible zipper on the bias with this tutorial.

The Seamwork team sewed up this month’s patterns along with a bunch of our favorite Seamwork basics.

Add a ruffle to the Everly skirt with this month’s bonus variation.

Shop for Fabric

There are a few things to consider when picking fabric for the Everly skirt. Since the skirt is cut on the bias, you will want to choose a lightweight fabric with some drape. Silk and rayon are delicate options, but this skirt will also work with chambray, yarn-dyed cotton, or linen. If you want a print, pick one that can be cut on the bias or stick with stripes.

Love the samples in this month’s issue? Here is where we sourced the fabric.

Brussels Washer Linen from Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics.

Textured Rayon Challis from Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics.

This Rayon Crepe from Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics is sold out, but you can find similar fabrics in their shop.

Get the Perfect Fit

Everly pattern details

Sizes 0 - 16

About the fit

The Everly skirt is fitted in the waist and loose-fitted in the hip.

Sizes 18 - 26

About the fit

The Everly skirt is fitted in the waist and loose-fitted in the hip.

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