The cooler temps have stuck around a tad longer than usual this spring, and I am loving it! Although, that also means I haven’t worn my spring makes very much either.
I’ve honestly never considered a wrap skirt for myself in the past, but after a few students requested a wrap skirt class, I began to research the various wrap styles. I chose the City Stroll Wrap Skirt because of it has pockets, darts, a hem facing, and it can be easily modified for a completely different look- ruffle, square hem, ties, etc.
Liesl’s instructions are concise and clear with illustrations, so a beginner can easily follow along. I made a size 4 without any modifications. The pattern pieces are graded and drafted well, so they went together seamlessly. I lined my pockets with scraps of this Cotton + Steel lawn (aff link), and I used the same fabric for my hem facing. This Art Gallery Fabrics denim (aff link) was a great choice for a summer wrap skirt. I love the drape and weight of this denim; I’m hoping I can squeeze a sleeveless peplum out of my remnant!
I made this Simplicity 1690 top a few years ago (before the blog), and it’s still a favorite during the spring and summer months. It’s a rather quick sew and great for a beginner as well since it only has a couple of pattern pieces. One thing to note, the pattern pieces don’t have the usual 3-4″ of ease typically found in other commercial patterns, so you’ll want to size up for a similar relaxed fit as my version. I sized up to a size 12.
I used an Art Gallery voile that is no longer available, but the floral pattern is still available as a quilting cotton. (aff link) It won’t drape the same, but you could add a dart to give it a little more shape. Unfortunately, the pattern has also been discontinued, but a quick Google search will show various sites selling the pattern as new.
So, have you ventured out of your comfort zone and tried something new recently?
**If you’re interested in signing up for my City Stroll Wrap Skirt class, register here.