A CONVERTIBLE WRAP SKIRT
DOUBLES YOUR CREATIVITY
Beginner Pattern Time: 2– 4 hours Complexity: Easy
Advanced Pattern Time: 4– 6 hours Complexity: Medium
1. CHOOSE YOUR FABRIC
Your first step is fabric selection. Keep in mind that you’ll see a peekaboo
of the second fabric from time to time, so you may want to find 2 fabrics that
complement each other. Select a patterned fabric that’s lightweight, preferably
a woven cotton. An overall random print works best and doesn’t require any
additional yardage for aligning stripes or plaids. For the solid fabric, look for a
light- to medium-weight denim, twill, or canvas. Thicker fabrics are much more
difficult to sew and don’t drape as nicely. Avoid stretch knits or sheer fabrics
(no one needs to see all your seams).
NOTE: Don’t forget to
pre-wash your fabrics,
including your ribbon
trim, before you make
that first cut. You only
have to make this mistake once and then
you’ll never do it again.
2. CUT OUT THE PATTERN PIECES
Download and print the pattern from
craftzine.com/06/wrapskirt. The pattern was sized for a 30" waist,
just below the navel. To enlarge or reduce to fit your measurements, follow the guidelines on the pattern
pieces. The finished length of the skirt is 25", but can also be adjusted as necessary. Pin the pattern pieces
to the fabric, aligning the grain line on the pattern to match the grain line of your fabrics.
WRAP SKIRT PATTERN
* Sew all seam allowances 3" unless otherwise noted in
the sewing instructions or on the pattern.
* Refer to pattern pieces for cut quantities and grain lines.
Illustration by Andrea DeHart