September 12, 2018

An Essex Linen Everyday Skirt

The Everyday Skirt I made back in March got a lot a use over the summer. With the elastic waist, the pockets and the perfect length, it was so easy to wear and there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to make more. So, when I ordered the knit fabric for my maxi skirt, I ordered some Essex linen to make a second Everyday Skirt too.

I picked the indigo colour linen, aiming for it to go with everything, just like a great pair of jeans. The colour ended up being a little more grey and less blue than I expected, but it still looks to me like it will go with everything.
Essex linen Everyday Skirt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

Essex linen Everyday Skirt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
The linen creases a bit, but it's not too bad. This is after I wore it at church, at lunch and on the drive to the beach.
Essex linen Everyday Skirt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
This was my first experience with Essex linen and I really like the substantial feel of it. It holds the shape of the skirt differently than the rayon does, making it look a little like an A-line skirt whereas the rayon hangs straight down.

I can also see why some people like to use Essex linen in their quilts. It has a fabulous texture and the yarn-dyed has great variation in the colour.

I think I'll still want to make more of these skirts. They're not called the Everyday Skirt for nothing...I could seriously wear it everyday if it weren't kind of impractical to wear a skirt while wrangling toddlers for a living 😊 And as a bonus, it only takes an evening or so to make, except when you keep losing the ends of the elastic while trying to feed it through the casing and then, after finally getting the elastic secured, break a needle on the first stitch of the hem. For my sanity, I had to abandon the skirt that night and finish the hem the next day, lol.

I love the wild rose bushes at this beach and I couldn't resist a few pictures of the roses when Aiden and I went to get the pictures of the skirt. I love how there's every stage from bud to rosehip all at the one time.
Roses | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

Roses | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

Roses | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

Roses | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
What pattern (garment or quilt) do you love to make over and over?

3 comments:

  1. I have found that Essex linen has a great weight and shape and still presses really well. The skirt looks great!

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  2. Essex linen is wonderful and I commend you for making skirts. I haven't in years, but always loved that I could get just what I wanted. There is a shirt pattern I had as a teenager that I wish I still had and could make - I lived in that shirt. Love the pics and yes your rocks/water look much like mine in Maine.

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  3. Love the skirt, looks awesome on you! And love those roses, I wonder if they are the same as the Alberta rose which is the province's flower? I always loved them, but they bloom in Spring. Love the photos by the ocean, ahhh.

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