Skirt-a-Day Sewing Frill Seeker Wrap Skirt + Book Giveaway

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Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day is the third book by the talented Nicole Smith. In the book Nicole shows you how to draft your own pattern for a skirt that fits your body. She shares how to create a variety of skirt styles– from wrap and straight to flared and high-waisted skirts– and then Nicole shows you how to alter these basic silhouettes for 28 unique designs.

Today Nicole and Storey Publishing are giving away a copy of Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day. (U.S. winners only this time. Thanks!) Your comment below enters you to win a copy of the book. You can also download your free PDF copy of the Frill Seeker Wrap Skirt from Skirt-a-Day!

Photo by Peter LaMastro

The Frill Seeker skirt features flounces with soft folds for a feminine look! Download your Frill Seeker Wrap Skirt PDF pattern, and comment for a chance to win Skirt-a-Day Sewing. Tell us your favorite skirt style. Long, short-short, ruffles, flare, straight, A-line… What’s your “perfect skirt?”

See skirts made from the book, enter to win giveaways and more in the Skirt-a-Day Sewing tour (direct links below to all of the Skirt-a-Day Sewing posts):

9/9 – Jane of All Trades
9/10 – The Sewing Rabbit
9/13 – Kollabra
9/16 – Windylou
9/17 – Brett Bara
9/18 – Craft Buds
9/19 – Hodge Podge Farm

All photos by Peter LaMastro.

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164 Responses to Skirt-a-Day Sewing Frill Seeker Wrap Skirt + Book Giveaway

  1. Susan says:

    I wear skirts everyday. Constantly asked if I own any pants

  2. Lisa says:

    I love a classic A-line skirt, just above the knee. It will never go out of style and is flattering on anyone.

  3. Ellen Foster says:

    Skirts are my favorite.

  4. Laurie from Hawaii says:

    Love a fitted gored skirt with a bit of flounce around the hem!

  5. Jess Z says:

    Being petite and thin, I love a great just-above-the-knee length A-line skirt. I also love a tailored maxi length skirt to run errands in the summer. Paired with a cute tank or top, it’s my go to outfit. :)

  6. Lisa G says:

    I wear skirts more and more often, and love a simple A-line, though I can’t wait to try the frill seeker skirt shown above ! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I love longer, boho skirts the best but have made a lot of different styles. The book sounds very interesting..

  8. Vivian says:

    A skirt a day sounds daunting but inviting!

  9. Bonnie MS says:

    I love most skirts upon thinking about them. Tiered gypsy skirts knee length or maxi. And knee length circle skirts would have to be a favorite I think.

  10. Bonnie MS says:

    Oh what a great looking book and fun giveaway!

  11. Pam F says:

    I love skirts. They work much better on me than dresses. I have been mostly wearing pencil skirts lately. My daughter is also a skirt fan. She looks great in a knee length a-line.

  12. Diane Bevis says:

    I don’t actually wear skirts, however I have so many family and friends for whom I sew for and who can’t wait for me to sew up a new skirt for them! Thank you for then opportunity to win this book!

  13. Emme says:

    Love a good wrap around!

  14. Natalie says:

    My favorite skirt is a circle skirt! I love full, twirly skirts:)

  15. Nikki H says:

    I love all skirts, honestly. Although I do feel like I need more pencil skirts in my closet. But wide skirts are more practical. And they all must have pockets :)

  16. Kathleen says:

    Love skirts!

  17. Kathleen says:

    I love skirts!

  18. Jenny says:

    I love knee length skirts with a lot of volume! They are my go to. I like the idea of having a different skirt for every day… That would be incredible. New sewing goal? Maybe!

  19. Lisa says:

    I’ve never made a skirt before, and I can’t wait to start! They look awesome!

  20. Rebeckah says:

    I like knee length pencil.

  21. Jackie says:

    I look best in flared skirts and I need pockets! Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Lisa says:

    Love, LOve, LOVE all of them. They would make a great addition to my (almost non-exitsent) professional wardrobe. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  23. jaime says:

    I like A-line skirts that aren’t too fitted and are a bit flowy! Also love maxi skirts.

  24. Alice says:

    Love your creativity and want to get this book. The kids are getting bigger and growing so fast so they will need more and more skirts made as they become teenagers.

  25. consuelo says:

    Nice book. I love skirts with pockets and would love to be able to sew something like that some day. Thanks for the great post and the chance to win a great book.

  26. jessicac says:

    I love tulip skirts!! I also love long maxi skirts! Thanks for the chance!

  27. Nancy Miller says:

    I love more an A line skirt with frills. Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Becky says:

    I wear skirts every day and this book looks fabulous. My favorite skirt is fitted at the hip, 6 gores, and flared at the bottom….which hits me about mid-calf.

  29. Eileen says:

    Love this skirt and would love to have the book and sew every skirt in it!!

  30. What a lovely book! I’m finding that reading through books and seeing all the finished projects really helps me visualize the multiple uses for every pattern! Skirts are always something I can’t see beyond a plain black! LOVE this book!

  31. Ellen M. says:

    I love skirts and I would love to learn to make my own patterns for them. Thanks for the chance!

  32. Jayne says:

    I love skirts. I have always wanted to make one or two, but never felt comfortable taking it on. This book looks like I could actually conquer my fear!

  33. Sue D says:

    Love skirts with pockets.Just about any style except straight. Would love to win this book!

  34. Kristie says:

    I would love this book. I’ve need some new skirt patterns. I like pencil skirts and made a few, but I’ve been biking more lately, so I need a fuller skirt to be able to ride. Thanks!

  35. fenna says:

    I like long, flowy skirts!

  36. Amy Lehman says:

    At the moment, I am in love with the Hi-Lo Maxi skirt.

  37. Cherita says:

    I absolutely love 2 kinds depending on the season. For spring/summer I love tiered skirts-my fav coming a little below the knee. For fall I love circle skirts in a heavyish material knee length or below. My sewing goals are to sew myself a tier skirt in the spring & this fall to do a circle wrap skirt :-)

  38. Jen V says:

    I love an A line that hits just above the knee.

  39. Karrie Smith says:

    I want this book SO bad! I’ve become obsessed with sewing my own dresses/skirts this past summer and I’m JUST beginning so this would be PERFECT! Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Rebekah Walden says:

    Love skirts. Pick me.

  41. Rebekah Walden says:

    My word a lot of people like skirts. I would love to have the book.

  42. kim t. says:

    a-line or flippy, knee length and midi!

  43. Dawn says:

    I love a bit of flounce… And I love those super long wrinkle fabric that are so easy to care for.

  44. Erin says:

    I love an a-line skirt that ends just above the knee.

  45. Carol Kintigh says:

    I love skirts that are fitted in the hip area, and then have a more gathered skirt for that feminine touch. This frill seeker wrap skirt would be PERFECT!!!

  46. Deb says:

    I love new skirt patterns.

  47. Regina says:

    I love a great skirt and I would love to make many of these beautiful skirts.

  48. Gretchen says:

    My go-to skirt is definitely the A-line. Works with just about any fabric and for any occasion.

  49. jonquil says:

    The Edwardian Walking Skirt is my favorite, to date.

  50. Mikki says:

    Love love love all kinds of skirts, but straight or twirly are my favorites! Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Dawn Larimer says:

    Long, straight, knit skirts. Or gentle A-line. They have to at least reach the knee – any shorter and I look ridiculous!!!

  52. mjb says:

    I like something that has a few pleats to hide my poochy tummy, but isn’t huge when I sit down – tough balance to strike!

  53. Shannon says:

    I’ve been working on making an A-Line skirt, though I like my skirts to have a little flounce. I need to figure out how to line skirts though. Slips are not my friend lol

  54. Cat B says:

    LOve an A-line skirt!

  55. Natalie says:

    I love a line skirts for work but fuller circle skirts the rest of the time!

  56. Lynn Wells says:

    Wow! I just love all the varieties of skirts! I would love to win this book to add to my collection :) downloading the skirt pattern to give it a whirl.

  57. Yan says:

    My perfect skirt is a simple a-line skirt.

  58. Anita says:

    A knee length A line is my favorite, also liking maxi this year.

  59. MelodyJ says:

    This looks like a good book.

  60. MelodyJ says:

    I like Pencil skirts.

  61. Paige says:

    Skirts and dresses – that’s what I want to wear all summer! :)

  62. Karen says:

    Love A line skirts!

  63. Mama Lusco says:

    I love maxi skirts. Looks like a great book! Thank you.

  64. Kristine says:

    I need to make some skirts for myself and my daughters – this book looks like a great resource!

  65. Jenn says:

    Skirts that are fitted at the top but fuller at the bottom. Pockets would be fantastic. I would love a chance to win this book so I could make a skirt lie that. Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. Chelsea says:

    I love skirts that are short with a bit of flounce – something that moves with me. I’m a beginning skirt sewist, and always looking for a pattern to try!

  67. melissa says:

    I do like a-lines and want so badly to be a skirt wearer!

  68. Sheila Barnes says:

    A skirt that affords movement is a must as a teacher. Pockets are required to carry all those supplies a teacher needs at the moment. 28 skirts that fit ME! – what a bonus. Can’t wait to look at the book.

  69. Kim W says:

    I love flare skirts. I have a denim flare that I wear all summer long. It will be a sad when it falls apart. I would love to know how to make my own.

  70. Kim W says:

    I love flare skirts. I have a denim flare skirt that I wear all summer long. The day it falls apart I will be very sad. I would love to learn how to sew my own.

  71. M says:

    Let’s perk up our wardrobe with a few darling skirts. Perfect for the fall tailored fashion trend.

  72. i love skirts, just above or middle of the knee. (longer makes my legs look chopped off!) OR I like them just above my ankle, nice a long and swirly with lots of movement. :) kind of full but slimmer fitting at the hips. nice structured waist. I really like nicely fitting pleated skirts that hit just above or at my knee. they tend to look best on me. but i’m equally drawn to skirts with a slimmer fit thru the hip and gathered tiers or something else to make it nice and full and swirly and fun!

    thanks for the chance to win!

  73. Linda Armenti says:

    My favorite skirts are the ones I can wear playing tennis. It’s an excuse to still wear short skirts at my ripe old age of 56, and the craziest designs, colors and styles are always admired on the court. I’d love to get the book and make my own.

  74. Jansie Martin says:

    I have always been partial to full, 50′s style skirts. Just love them. Thanks for the chance!

  75. Jody says:

    A line, just hitting above knee and maybe with a little piping down the seam lines and / or a ruffle :)
    Invisible zipper, of course, preferably on the side. Light weight cotton. Simple waistline.

  76. Susan V says:

    Any skirt that fits well, has pockets and I can move in.

  77. Deb H. says:

    My perfect skirt sits low on the waist and has a yoke with either a pleated or gathered skirt attached.

  78. Deana says:

    A-line usually works best on my figure, but something swishy and feminine is nice too.

  79. Ann says:

    A-line for me!

  80. Zoeyjo says:

    I love A-lines that fall just below the knee. I’ve been in love with skirts with a yoke made from knit lately – super comfy!

  81. Donna says:

    Can never have too many skirts. Love them with pockets.

  82. Linda W. says:

    I am looking forward to reading this book. I love the idea of design my own skirts with some guidance.

  83. Rhonda Laws says:

    I love a good pencil skirt! My favorite because it is the most flattering!

  84. Abigail says:

    I love the super light weight knit maxi skirt. I live in the south where it’s SUPER hot and I am a SAHM so I can be casual without feeling like a slob in these skirts!

  85. Dorothy Burkholder says:

    My favorite skirt is long with a flair or swirl to it. The book looks wonderful and full of ideas.

  86. Wendy says:

    I love to make skirts!

  87. Jessica says:

    I love making skirts for myself. A line skirts are my favorite! I’d love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  88. Jane S. says:

    I like a longer skirt, and one that is full. They’re comfortable and I can wear them around the house or into town. :)

  89. Kathy says:

    I love A-line skirts that have a flounce or pleat or other interesting detail right at the knee.

  90. Cindy G. says:

    I used to wear skirts all the time to work, but as I gained a bit of weight, pants were a bit more comfortable (and didn’t require pantyhose!). But, now that I’m on a downward trend with my weight, I’d love to be able to wear some cute skirts again. I have a bunch of cute fabrics that I’ve been saving up, and having a bunch of great patterns to use, fit to my size/shape, would be wonderful!

  91. Karen A says:

    I like the classic A-line, preferably knee length.

  92. My favorite skirt is a pencil or a-line. I wear skirts every day and would love this book. :)

  93. Kathleen Troost says:

    Losing weight….guess it is time to sew some skirts and get out of drab slacks!

  94. Flora says:

    I would love to try the wrap skirt and its variations.

  95. Samantha says:

    I love circle skirts for bellydancing. I love skirts that twirl and sway in the wind. Thanks.

  96. Lesley says:

    i think the best skirt for my body shape is an A–line

  97. Tracy says:

    Oh my gosh, I love skirts. I wear them like others wear jeans and shorts. The skirt in any style is a wardrobe essential in my humble opinion!

  98. AngieSue says:

    I love a classic pencil skirt – in all sorts of fabrics.

  99. SueBE says:

    I have recently rediscovered skirts and would love to sewi a few of my own.

  100. Rozina D. says:

    I love to make simple Aline skirts but would enjoy the chance to learn more. Thanks!

  101. LeahMaria says:

    I am a teacher and my own personal “uniform” is an A-line, knee-length skirt with a pretty top. I am always looking for cute new skirts to add to my collection. I really would like to try the Frill Seeker pattern.

  102. Deb says:

    I love A-line skirts with pockets. Gotta have pockets in my skirts.

  103. Sara Russell-Scholl says:

    Pencil skirt that falls right above the knees, with pockets if possible. I am a petite and have shortie legs. The longer I can make them appear the better! Thanks for chance to win, this book looks awesome!!

  104. Annette says:

    Ruffles all the way!

  105. Taryn O says:

    I love a pencil skirt and anything classic that you can wear for multiple occasions. I love skirts with one medium ruffle/pleated layer around the edge too!

  106. Ann says:

    I love wearing skirts. I like them knee length and a bit swirly.

  107. Catherine says:

    My ideal skirt would be somewhere between an A-line and pencil. And long enough to wear to work!

  108. brooke says:

    I am loving the pencil skirt these days! Thanks for the giveaway.

  109. Meg says:

    I had a pencil skirt that was SUPER flattering . . . unfortunately, moths liked it too. :( Still looking for its replacement!

  110. Caroline says:

    Looks like a great book. I’d love to make a great fitted skirt:)

  111. Tamra says:

    What a lovely book.

  112. Heidi says:

    This looks like a great book! Thanks to the publisher for the free pattern!

  113. Audrey says:

    I love any type of skirt, and one for each day of the month is my kind of wardrobe!!! Pockets make them perfect too :)

  114. DianeY says:

    I love a skirt with a flounce or ruffle at the bottom, very much like the Frill Seeker shown above

  115. Kerry says:

    Right now, I am in a maxi skirt rut. :) But I also like A-line and tiered skirts.

  116. Heather B. says:

    I’m kind of a sucker for a comfy and relaxed gypsy-style skirt with ruffled layers… a fun weekend skirt!

  117. DianeY says:

    I love a shortish skirt with a flounce or ruffle at the bottom.

  118. Heather M. says:

    A line skirts are the best its so hard to find patterns in my size

  119. KarenH says:

    My favorites would be a straight/pencil or an a-line for the most part. This looks like a great book, thanks for the free pattern download!

  120. Melissa says:

    I prefer really long, flowing skirts the best. Pockets are a must for me, too:) Thanks for inspiring me to use some of my beautiful voile and linen!!!

  121. Katie in Texas says:

    I have just started wearing skirts and don’t have enough of them! I would love to make some skirts… and variety is so much more fun. Thanks for the chance!

  122. lynne says:

    LOVE skirts!!

  123. Amber says:

    I’ve loved my a-line skirts lately, but I do really like the red high-waisted one in the photo!

  124. Frances says:

    I love all skirts, but my favorite and most versatile would have to be an A-line skirt hemmed just above the knee. I love that A-lines can be worn with sneakers, sandals, boots – really any kind of footwear! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  125. How fun! I love to wear skirts. In Phoenix, where it’s so warm most of the year, a skirt just above knee length with a tank and pair of flip flops is comfortable and easy.

  126. ang says:

    a line :}

  127. Samina says:

    I wear skirts virtually daily, so I’m eager to get my hands on this book. I’d love to win a copy, but I’ll buy one if I don’t!

  128. Tsigeyusv says:

    Skirts are my favorite item of clothing. I have a few reversible ones; great for travel! Pockets are highly desired, too. Nothing too short for work. About the knee is great.

  129. Natalie says:

    Skirts are such a satisfying garment to make. They seem easier to fit than most things, so they are a little more “instant gratification” than other garments! I prefer an A-line or pencil style, myself :)

  130. Christine M says:

    I usually wear dresses as I can’t get skirts to fit. Maybe I should try making myself one.

  131. Nicole says:

    I think the most flattering skirt I have made myself is an A-line, but most of my rtw skirts are pencil or straight. I particularly like the “Sunday” skirt above–long with the high waist. I would love to experiment with some of the styles in this book!!

  132. Liz A says:

    I would love a copy of this book. I like the above the knee A-line skirt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  133. felicia says:

    Oh I love all skirts! Lately I’m loving the maxi skirts especially with pockets. They are so easy to throw on and you can still play with the kids without worrying about exposing too much :)

  134. Heidi says:

    I like skirts of all kinds but knee length ones are probably my favorite. I really like ruffles too!

  135. Emina says:

    I love skirts – they are so feminine and versatile piece in the wardrobe. I Like skirts hitting just a touch below the knee, wrap and A Line would be my favorite styles.

  136. sangeetha says:

    I love this book – it has some great ideas

  137. Taryn B. says:

    I’m still searching for my perfect skirt, but nothing too tight and I like an elastic waist.

  138. Karen W. says:

    My favorite skirt is a knee length a-line.

  139. Karen W. says:

    This looks like fun. I’d love to win the book!

  140. Diana says:

    I love the look of pencil skirts but I wear a-line the most often. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a great book!

  141. Dana says:

    I’m a big fan of knee-length A-line skirts. Looks like a great book.

  142. Becky says:

    I’d love this!

  143. Tammy says:

    I think the type of skirt that flatters me the most is the A-line skirt.

  144. Elizabeth says:

    I like A-line skirts, too…..pockets are a must. I have this book on my Amazon wish list, so I’m getting it one way or another!

  145. Elizabeth says:

    I line A-line skirts, too, pockets are a must. I have this book on my Amazon wish list, so I’m getting it one way or another!

  146. Sherrye says:

    I don’t sew clothes (I’m a quilter) but I’m ready to learn. So tired of not being able to find anything that fits in the stores. This book sounds perfect to start! Love the look of A-lines but think my body type is more of a flared!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  147. Ang says:

    I love to make a-line skirts – so simple! I would love this book, the ruffle skirt is so cute.

  148. Lee says:

    Looks like such a great book! I love a flare skirt myself!

  149. Tatiana says:

    My favorite skirt style is the A-line, I think is a very flattering style…

  150. Missy Steiner says:

    Skirts are so fun to make and wear! I love the fact anyone can find a skirt style or two that looks terrific on them.

  151. ChristinaK says:

    This looks like a great book! Storey publishes such nice books.

  152. Diana says:

    My favorite skirt is something I discovered this summer … a ruffle skirt. So fun and flirty!

  153. BrandiS says:

    I’d love to own this book :)

  154. Marty Blow says:

    I love pencil skirts in fall and winter and a-line in spring and summer. My favorite type is one that makes me look devastating. ;)

  155. Sonya says:

    I’m definitely always excited to try a new skirt. And if I’m lucky, it’s wearable AND flattering when I’m done!

  156. I love to wear skirts! And I’d love a copy of the book to enhance my wardrobe! My favorite skirt is an A-line with inseam pockets in a printed fabric. I mostly wear them in the office so comfort and function is a must.

  157. Carolyn says:

    My perfect skirt is a pencil skirt.

  158. Kim says:

    Love the idea! Can’t wait to get started!

  159. Brenda says:

    This book looks so great, it might even get me to wear skirts more often!
    Thank you so much for the Frill Seeker pattern, I just love a skirt
    with a sassy hemline

  160. Serena says:

    I like A-line, must have pockets, below natural waist, and below knee-length. I have a skirt like that that I have literally worn threadbare.

  161. Melanie C says:

    I love pencil skirts!

  162. Wendy Wolfe says:

    My all-time favorite skirt is the A-line. All lengths are good depending on the fabric mostly.
    It just looks nice on almost anyone if made properly. Very fun to dress them up a bit too!
    I’m currently thinking about making some wrap-rounds of upcycled materials…so many possibilities!

  163. Katherine says:

    My favorite skirt is a simple, traditional a line. The tailored look suits me. Also, it can dress up or down, depending on the fabric and shoe pairing. All a girl really needs is a fresh pair of spanx. :)

  164. Mary says:

    Ooh, yay! As much as I love circle skirts, they’re kind of irksome to sew and not super practical. I’ve found myself being quite find of half-circle skirts in their stead. And always some kind of pockets!

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