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Switch up that plain skirt to make something the fashion bloggers would envy!
Take a simple pencil or a-line skirt, do some easy pattern drafting and adjust the shape to create a stylish faux wrap silhouette, inspired by street style.

Posted by shaunimagnifique from Leeds, England, United Kingdom • Published See shaunimagnifique's 7 projects »
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You Will Need

Pattern paper
Ruler Pencil
Skirt pattern
Additional matching fabric
  • How to sew a hand sewn skirt. Faux Wrap Skirt Pattern Hack - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose a base skirt pattern. If your skirt isn't already a-line alter the side seams of the front and back skirt pieces, taking them out slightly from the hip down, as shown by the dotted lines in the picture.
    Lengthen the back pattern piece of the skirt to the finished length you would like, plus seam allowance. The front will remain shorter.
    Cut the facings or waistband as usual.

  • How to sew a hand sewn skirt. Faux Wrap Skirt Pattern Hack - Step 2
    Step 2

    The starting point to make the faux wrap pieces is to trace the altered side seam edge of the existing front and back pattern pieces.

    They only need to be deep enough to meet at the centre front top of the skirt, with a little bit extra added to allow room for hemming. It is almost an exact copy of the back skirt pieces, (without darts) but I trimmed around 3cm from the bottom corner, diagonally to the top centre front corner, to give that diagonal line where the pieces don't completely meet in the middle.

    Hem the top and centre front sides of your faux wrap skirt before construction.
    Hem the bottom of the front skirt piece before construction.

  • How to sew a hand sewn skirt. Faux Wrap Skirt Pattern Hack - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew the skirt up as normal, with the addition of the faux wrap pieces sandwiched between the front and back skirt when sewing the side seams.

  • How to sew a hand sewn skirt. Faux Wrap Skirt Pattern Hack - Step 4
    Step 4

    Finish the remaining raw edges (the bottom of the skirt and faux wrap pieces). Hand stitch the faux wrap pieces carefully in place at the centre front. Alternatively you could attach a bow or another feature where they meet.

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