I have been looking for the perfect floral skirt for quite some time now. The problem was finding the perfect fabric. I could never seem to find a pretty floral that wasn’t either sheer, or had the right amount of lightweight drape that I was looking for. So imagine my excitement when I happened to stumble across the perfect floral silky rayon floral fabric while shopping at my local Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store. It was all heart eye and dancing lady emojis from there. This fabric was, and still is, 100% PERFECTION! I have tried and tried to find it on-line so that I can link you to it, but they do not have it listed. So it seems to only be available in-store, which is a bummer. But if you an find it, by the bolt I am telling you! I am going to go back and beg for more if I can.
And after sewing up the BurdaStyle #112B wrap dress (post coming soon on that dress), I knew I could easily alter that pattern to make the skirt of my dreams.
Ruffle Wrap Skirt DIY
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How to sew a ruffle wrap skirt
- Skill level: Advanced Beginner
- Time needed: 3-4 hours
- 3 yards very lightweight fabric, with a lot of drape (like rayon)
- BurdaStyle wrap dress #112B pattern (affiliate link)
- Basic sewing essentials
- Cut out the following pattern pieces: front and back skirt, back waistband, left and right ties.
- Also, cut out (3) 10” long x width of fabric ruffle pattern pieces.
- Measure 7” up from the bottom hem on the back skirt, and cut new hemline.
- Repeat step 3 for front skirt pattern hem, arcing up at the bottom front, but NOT removing 7” from the front center.
- Place front and back right sides together at side seam, pin and sew. Finish seams.
- Place ruffle side seams right sides together, pin and sew. Repeat for both sides, creating a long strip of fabric. Hem side seams and bottom. Sew a gathering stitch along the top edge of the ruffle and gather ruffles evenly.
- Starting 1/2” away from the top of the skirt, pin ruffled edge to outer skirt edge right sides together, stopping 1/2” away on the other side. Sew and finish seam.
- Sew waistband and ties together as instructed, leaving the opening in the right side seam.
- Place front and back waistband right sides together. Pin along the upper edge and side seams and sew. Turn right side out and press.
- Place the front of your waistband right sides together with the top of your skirt, matching up the waistband seams with the skirt side seams. Pin in place and sew. Turn waistband up and press raw edges inside. Sew around to secure.
And you are finished!
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