*This is the classic paper pattern version; if you
prefer the print-at-home version, get both A4 and
letter sized patterns in one zipped file here.*
We love a wrap skirt, especially when it’s engineered
so the wrap stays put! Make this one in a medium or
lighter weight drape-y fabric like crepe, linen, panne
or devore velvet, double georgette, or rayon challis.
You could also make this swishy beauty in a knit
fabric like rayon, modal, ITY, silk(y) jersey, viscose,
lightweight ponte, cotton blends, or linen jersey.
Semi-fit, pull-on faux-wrap midi skirt has a flared A
line silhouette, with a shallow hip yoke and narrow
elasticated waist. The back has a center back seam
and is slightly longer than the front. The left front is
cleverly sealed into the side seams for a gape-free
wrap skirt; the right front wrap has a gently curved
edge. Skirt finishes at midi length with a narrow hem.
Wear this with a slim T or blouse tucked in, or try a
slouchier top half-tucked and bloused over the waist.
This gorgeous skirt will look fabulous worn with any
kind of structured jacket...try an oversized boyfriend
blazer, a sporty bomber or a tough-girl biker jacket.
For all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
you’ll need around 2 ½ yards or 220 cm fabric.
You’ll also need enough 1” or 2.5cm wide elastic
to comfortably circle your waist.
That’s it! No buttons, zippers, interfacing...
All fabric allowances are for 60” or 150cm wide fabrics.
This skirt is so cleverly designed, with the yoke and underlay, that even if the wind blows it open, it’s only about “Marilyn Monroe on that air vent” open, which preserves the flowy nature of a wrap. On my hourglass shape, the elasticated waist is obvious, but still not terribly gathered. On a straighter shape it would show up less. I’m pleased with the look.
I measure a size 10 in hotpatterns, but I made the 8, as that has turned out to fit better in most previous patterns, and I don’t wear my clothing at all tight.
We all know how tricky it can be to hem knits, and this is a very long hem job. The instructions give some guidance, but I played it safe and used pressure-sensitive fusible hem tape for a flawless and easy hem. The brand I used is Lite EZ Steam.
I used a dark, solid fabric which, sadly, doesn’t let the lovely wrap feature show up much, but that’s my own fault. I will make this again.