Monday, June 28, 2010

Wrap Skirts = Summer

Every Summer I get an urge to make myself at least one new wrap skirt. I'm addicted to them. I have about ten, some of them thrifted, most of them handmade. I always find vintage patterns for wrap skirts, and even though they're probably the easiest thing in the world to draft a pattern for, I always buy them. Here are a few of my faves, both vintage and new:

This Summer, the urge hit me again. I've been carrying a big piece of this fabric around for about three years now (I bought it here in Portland, then moved it to London, then brought it back - crazy, right?). I didn't quite know what I wanted to do with it, so I defaulted to a wrap skirt, from the pattern on the bottom right. The results:

Some wrap skirts are front opening. This one opens from the back. Though I fear the moment when I'll leave the bathroom with the back of the skirt tucked into my underpants is inevitable, I still appreciate being able to cross my legs without it flopping open. I lined it with a black cotton.

This would be a really quick sewing project, except that I'm an extremely slow sewer. Every seam is french, everything sewn is basted first. In the end, the skirt took me about two weeks, but judging from how long I've had previous skirts I've made, it'll help me keep future Summers all wrapped up!


sew nancy said...

cute skirt.
i'm always worried about my wrap skirts opening but they are so great.
i like the style and fabric you chose for it

GroovyMoments said...

Too cute! I think I even have that pattern. Awesome. I just bought a super sweet bit of fabric from a sale bin and just couldn't decide what it was for, but you have inspired me :)