This season, we’ve been inundated with the latest, greatest and most stylish spin on the classic wrap skirt. Worn with shirts, tops, and even elegant bodysuits, this skirt is here to stay. Since the days of frumpy campers and boho-chic are gone, the modern student has a host of choices regarding fashion skirts of all shapes and sizes.

Wrap Skirt
Wrap Skirt
ASOS DESIGN cowl neck midi dress with wrap skirt in black
ASOS DESIGN cowl neck midi dress with wrap skirt in black @£38.00 asos.com

If you want to stand out in a crowd this season, try a geometric print wrap skirt in one of the many bright colours and patterns currently trending. Or, if you want to create a comfy, laid-back vibe, opt for a classic white or beige print that will match anything from a simple sundress to a trendy wedding dress.

 

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ASOS EDITION drape linen wrap front skirt in beige
ASOS EDITION drape linen wrap front skirt in beige @£55.00 asos.com

If you’re shopping locally, take some time to measure your waist, bust, hip, and hip-waist measurements. Now it’s time to turn on your computer and do a bit of searching. Do you want to shop online? Look around! Look for those websites that offer instant pricing on their skirts, whether it’s a wrap skirt, halter top, or spaghetti strap. Use the dimensions you took at home and compare them to the pictures on those sites.

Wrap Skirt
Wrap Skirt
ROSIE WRAP SKIRT
ROSIE WRAP SKIRT @£47.50 kookai.co.uk

Also, consider: Do you want a tape measure for your waist, hip, and/or bust? Are you interested in a halter top with a very high neckline? Does an underwire make a good fit? Deciding how much coverage you need will help you narrow down your options.

Black Floral Print Wrap Skirt
Black Floral Print Wrap Skirt @£11.20 roman.co.uk

How to Sew a Wrap Skirt

Sew your own mini wrap skirt this season. This is a basic design for a DIY wrap skirt that is simple to sew. This pattern is one of my favourites because it’s easy to tailor to any body size, fast to sew, and includes simple sewing skills!

mini wrap skirt
mini wrap skirt

 

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Materials to Sew a Wrap Skirt

  • Sewing machine
Sewing machine
Sewing machine
  • Open embroidery foot
Open embroidery foot
Open embroidery foot
  • Skirt fabric 2-4 yards (depending on your measurements)
Wrap Skirt
Wrap Skirt
  • Thread to match your fabric
Thread to match your fabric
Thread to match your fabric
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pins
Pins
Pins
  • Scissors
Scissors
Scissors

Instructions to Sew a Wrap Skirt

Here is a step by step guide for sewing your mini wrap skirt. Please follow these steps and make your own designer wrap skirt for this summer season.

Bershka satin mini wrap skirt in ecru
Bershka satin mini wrap skirt in ecru @£19.99 asos.com
Wrap Skirt
Wrap Skirt

Step 1

Divide the waist measurement by two to distance the two front parts of the skirt that loop around each other. Since we wanted to make a mini skirt, we decided on a length of 60cm (24in) plus seam allowance.

Step 2

For the back piece, take half of your waist measurement and add 15cm (6in) as the back will be gathered with elastic. The length is the desired length of your skirt – 60cm (24in) in our case.

ASOS DESIGN linen wrap mini skirt in stone
ASOS DESIGN linen wrap mini skirt in stone @£22.00 asos.com

Cutting out

Step 1

From the main fabric cut:

  • Skirt front: cut two.
  • Skirt back: cut one.
  • Ties: Cut two strips 7.5x75cm (3x30in).
mini Wrap Skirt
mini Wrap Skirt

From the elastic cut:

  • Waist elastic: half of your waist measurement plus 5cm (2in) for seam allowance.
Wrap Skirt
Wrap Skirt

The best way to get elastic to fit perfectly is to cut a longer piece and pin it to fit in a comfortable position.

 

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Making the skirt

Step 1

Sew a channel into the top back of the skirt. Thread the elastic through the channel. Stitch a channel in the front pieces to visually match the back, minus the elastic, and press.

New Look ruffle wrap mini skirt in blue ditsy
New Look ruffle wrap mini skirt in blue ditsy @£17.99 asos.com

Step 2

Sew the skirt fronts to the back with right sides together.

Step 3

Curve the lower front edges of the wrap front, using a guide such as a plate for an even curve. Hem both front pieces.

AllSaints Kasa Yermo ruffle wrap skirt in white
AllSaints Kasa Yermo ruffle wrap skirt in white @£99.00 asos.com

Step 4

To make the ties, fold the fabric RS together and stitch all the way down the long edge and one short edge, turn RS out and press. Repeat to make the other tie.

Step 5

Stitch the ties in place with a box of stitching for security. Sew one of the ties to the outside of the skirt at the waist and one on the side where the seam is.

wrap skirt sewing
wrap skirt sewing

Sew a press snap to the other side of the skirt on the inside.

Cotton:On wrap mini skirt in black floral
Cotton:On wrap mini skirt in black floral @£13.45 asos.com

Important Tips

You’ll need to take measurements of the wrap skirt itself. To do this, fold the skirt in half, and press two marks on one side (around the waistline, along the innermost part of the skirt). These will serve as your guide for measuring how much fabric you’ll need.

To determine how much fabric is needed, use your measurements for your dress itself: wrap your waistline and use a formula to determine how much material you’ll need. Remember to leave ample room for the ease of movement you’ll have with your dress. Once you have your measurements, you can easily get an online or local wrap skirt that fits you like a glove.

River Island Plus printed wrap midi skirt in black
River Island Plus printed wrap midi skirt in black @£32.00 asos.com

If you have any questions, ask your tailor. They will advise you on a good fit, which is key to a good wrap skirt. You may find that they will have sizing tables available for your use. This is a good thing if you have questions about finding a size for your skirt that fits. If not, be sure to speak up at the point of contact so that you get a prompt and professional response.

Apricot Ditsy Floral Wrap Skirt
Apricot Ditsy Floral Wrap Skirt @£17.25 marisota.co.uk

Finally, you’re probably wondering how you can actually make a sew wrap skirt.

wrap skirt
wrap skirt

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