Ruffle Wrap Skirt
Posted on Friday the 10th April 2020 by Jessalli Handmade
I’m so, so happy I’ve finished this skirt. I feel like with everything that’s been going on, this has taken me so much longer to make than usual. I cut this out weeks ago, and then only got 15 minutes here and there to do each step. So I’m just thrilled it’s finally finished and I can swish about the house in it.
The pattern is the famous Simplicity 8606 Wrap Skirt. Thankfully with the sewing bee hype I got my wrap skirt in time to join the parade! I rate this pattern so highly. It’s comprehensive, not over complicated, no fastenings and it’s super pretty. The length however is LONG! I shortened my flounce by about 3”. If you’re making the long version, please bare this in mind as I’m 5’5”.
The fabric I chose was this gorgeous Wildflower Polyester Crepe. It’s super floaty, light and just perfect for this pattern. I feel like a dancer, floating around in this skirt. The print is beautiful and I’m so glad I went with the blue as I think I’ll wear this skirt a lot.
I didn’t make any sizing modifications to the original pattern. I went with their body measurements, so they seem pretty accurate. The only problem thing being the length, which i did have to alter.
I have enough fabric left to make a matching top to go with this skirt. That way I can wear it together like a dress. But I’m so stuck for which one. I was thinking a Ogden Cami might be great. But then I thought a cute, boxy, shirt style blouse would be great. Maybe I have enough fabric for both!?
So my summary; if you fancy a beautiful wrap skirt to dance around in, I definitely recommend this pattern. And with 4 skirt style options, it’s a great pattern to have in your stash. Please be aware, like with a lot of Simplicity patterns, they have a split size range, so make sure you check which size range you’re buying.
I hope you like what I made this month.
Keep well, keep safe and keep sewing. Happy Handmade everyone!