Reversible Wrap Skirt
Project by Stephanie Marsh
You will need:
2 x 2.5 - 3M main skirt fabric (depending on width of fabric) 1 x 1M fabric (yoke and ties) matching thread
First, I took measurements of my waist, hips and finished length of skirt. From the diagram below, I made a paper pattern to use to cut out the fabric. I also decided to make the skirt slightly longer so the main panels were 55cm.
Note: 1 used 1.5cm seam allowances throughout.
4 front panels (2 in each of the main fabric (remember to make 2 right and 2 left panels)) 2 back panels 2 back yokes 4 front yokes (remember to make 2 right and 2 left panels) 4 ties
1. Sew the side seams together on the main panels, press seam open (there is no need to neaten the raw edges, unless the fabric frays easily as all edges are enclosed).
2. Sew the side seams of the yolk pieces together, leaving a 6cm gap on one side seam on each set (this is for the tie to go through, remember it will be opposite side on each piece). Press the seams open.
3. Sew the top of the main pieces to the bottom of the yolks, right sides together, press the seams open.
4. Take the tie pieces and place 2 right sides together and sew around the long side, the short side and then up around the other long side, leaving the short side open. Repeat with the other 2 pieces.
5. Trim the seam allowances to 5mm and clip the corners.
6. Turn to right sides out, carefully poking corners, press the seams then press the ties flat.
7. On one of the skirts place the ties 3cm down from the top on either side, tack in place.
8. With right sides together, match yolks and seams pin all around the skirt and yolks. Sew all around leaving a 10cm gap on the hemline for turning through (be careful not to catch in the ends of the ties).
9. Trim seam allowances to 5mm, clip corners. Turn right sides out. Carefully poke out corners and press seams flat then press the whole skirt.
10. Ladder stitch the gap and the opening for the ties closed.
11. Give the skirt a good press.
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Made by Stephanie Marsh for The Craft Cotton Company 2020