Skirt SewAlong: Denim & Flowers

wrap skirt reversible

Confession: I’ve been putting off starting my skirt.

I don’t sew clothes often. The few things I’ve sewn for myself to wear have not been great. So although I agreed to join in the sew along, I was nervous.

Today I forced myself to start.

wrap skirt reversible

Surprisingly, I’m really very happy with the result.

The fabrics are cute together – an embroidered denim and a floral cotton. I didn’t have any ribbon for the waist band so I made my own. I skipped the pocket altogether.

reversible wrap skirt

What I learnt:

  • If you can join the pattern together, you’re more than half way there – it is tricky! But you’ll only need half the pages – half is the easy skirt and half is the advanced skirt. I made the easy one.
  • Fold the fabric in half with selvedge edges together before you cut your pieces. Then you can cut two pieces at once.
  • If you choose denim like I did, don’t forget to switch to a denim needle.
  • Pinning before you sew is important.
  • I wish I had added another inch when I adjusted the pattern to a larger waist measurement. It would have created more wrap over in the front. Next time I’d add more in the front panels than the back panels.
  • See how I created my waist band over at The Crafty Mummy.
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Tonya Grant (236 Posts)

Tonya is the voice behind TheCraftyMummy.com. She dabbles in lots of different crafts – patchwork, quilting, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, knitting, crochet and sewing. She also writes about blogging and social media.


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  1. I, too, would have added more to the front. And I didn’t know there was such a thing as a nim needle, but I think I’ll be due for a new needle after this project.
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  2. It looks great Tonya, I am not sure if I will get to share my skirts before I go away tomorrow. My grandparents are staying at my house and sleeping in our bed so that they can look after our kids. So every thing is being cleaned within an inch of it’s life! Even the top of the door frames are being dusted.
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  3. What a cute skirt! I was going to join in the skirt sewing marathon, but couldn’t get the fabric I wanted locally :(
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