dear stella everyday skirt

today i’m guest posting over on the Dear Stella Design Blog with a fun project using fabric they sent me (lemme tell ya – getting emails out of the blue offering free fabric is pretty much a sewing blogger’s dream!).

i guess it wasn’t totally out of the blue – i did visit the Dear Stella booth at Quilt Market this spring wearing Washi Two made out of Dear Stella fabric – which i thought would be uncool, sort of like wearing a band t-shirt to their concert.  but in the land of Quilt Market, apparently displays like that are met with excitement and photo requests and offers of fabric months down the road.  😉

anyway.  they sent me three fabrics of my choice and this is the first – it’s from their confetti sparkle line, pretty much the most perfect holiday fabric ever (GOLD METALLIC POLKA DOTS, YO).  i knew it had to turn into a liesl + co everyday skirt right away!

confetti sparkle everyday skirt

and nope, i didn’t suddenly shape-shift – these photos are not me.

i didn’t realize until after the skirt was mostly sewn that the style wasn’t going to work with my pregnant belly, so i asked my sister-in-law to model for me.  she was the ideal modeling candidate, having just given birth to her fourth child 3 months ago…hehe.  but seriously, she looks amazing, right??

confetti sparkle everyday skirt

head on over to the Dear Stella Blog to read more about this skirt, the fabric it’s made with, and see more photos, too!

i can’t wait to get sewing with the other two cuts and show those to you…one will be the perfect Christmas dress for Em, and the other is sort of the launch point for an entire bedroom design!  all in due time…

thanks so much for having me, Dear Stella!

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confetti sparkle is shipping to stores now – here are a few online resources for Dear Stella fabric – drygoods designhawthorne threads,, and over the rainbow on etsy, which looks to have some of the confetti sparkle line in stock already!

you can also check out their “where to buy” page for a store near you to check it out.  it’s so pretty in person and i loved sewing it.  even though it’s quilting cotton, it seems to lend itself really nicely to apparel.


10 thoughts on “dear stella everyday skirt

  1. sewcharleston says:

    Love this skirt and the fabric! I have made a bag and a skirt from this collection! I can still think of more things I would like to make with it!

  2. kim says:

    I love that material but wait– 3 months post-partum after #4?? S looks amazing! I was a “9 months up, 9 months (+) down” kind of mama when it came to pregnancy weight gain. She really looks beautiful and so does the skirt. 🙂

  3. Jeni says:

    Wow, I love this! The colors are so beautiful together. Kristin, do you think it’s possible to add width to this pattern to make the skirt a little more full? I have very little experience sewing adult patterns and definitely shouldn’t be hacking into things, but I would definitely prefer the look if it were, you know,…flouncier. 🙂

  4. gail says:

    She sure does look fabulous!! Great fabric, great skirt – is she going to let you steal it back after the baby arrives?? I don’t know if I would 😉

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