Despite it having been quite warm the last couple of days, it is definitely time to shove the summer outfits to the back of the wardrobe and dig out the winter clobber.
Unfortunately I’ve got rid of some stuff that didn’t fit, had holes in and whatever, so I’ve been wearing summery stuff with leggings and a jumper.
After a little bit of though, I decided to start on my handmade winter outfits by making a wrap skirt. The main reasons being that a wrap skirt is very easy, very quick and you don’t need a pattern. It’s also a thing that suits most body shapes.
This is my easy little tutorial for how to make a wrap skirt without a pattern.
You will need:
3 m of fabric. I used cotton drill because it is thick and therefore good for winter.
A tape measure
Chalk or a pencil
Usual sewing supplies, ie sewimg machine/ needle and thread, pins etc
1. Take some measurements! Firstly waist, where the skirt will sit. Secondly hips, at the widest point. Lastly the distance between the two measurements.
Add 10 cm to the waist and hips measurements, multiply by 1.5 then divide by 3.
2. Divide your fabric into 3. Fold the first piece in half. Divide your waist measurement in half. Beginning at the fold, mark your waist measurement along the top of the fabric. Next, mark the distance between your waist and hip measurements on the fold of the fabric. From this, measure half of your hip measurement out from the fold.
4. Using the first skirt piece as a template, cut another 2 pieces the same size.
5. Join the 3 panels at the sides so that the shortest edges are at the top and it is one continuous piece.
7. To make the waistband, cut a strip 12 cm wide and 3 times as long as your waist measurement. You may need to cut 2 strips and join them. Fold in half lengthways and press. Open out and fold the raw edges into the middle. Fold in half lengthways again and press.
8. Find the middle of the waist band and the middle of the back panel of the skirt (the back panel is the middle panel). Matching up the middles, pin the waistband to the skirt. Top stitch along the waistband.
9. Put the skirt on. Mark where the waistband needs to pass through the skirt. Cut a slit, then sew zigzags around it to prevent it from fraying. If you have a buttonhole foot that does buttonholes big enough, you could use that instead.
That’s it! A wrap skirt without a pattern! It’s so easy you could make one up in an evening 🙂