I have been wanting to make a wrap skirt for a few months now. Ever since I made my Midi Flounce Wrap dress back in June, I knew I wanted to make a Flounce Wrap Skirt! I just love how wrap dresses and skirts look on my figure. The flounce is such a fun element and makes a garment look very feminine and romantic.
Recently, I’ve also become obsessed with the color Camel. I like neutrals to begin with, but I always avoided brown because of my skin tone. After making my coat and flannel, I realized that browns are a great color so I decided that it is my official shade for Fall 2019!
With my love for ruffly wrap skirts and newfound love for wearing shades of brown, I created a Camel Flounce Wrap Skirt using the Simplicity 8606 Wrap Skirt Sewing Pattern (View D) in a Camel Viscose Linen Noil from Blackbird Fabrics. I was able to find some inspiration for this skirt on Pinterest and you can see my inspiration board here.
I am SO in love with how this skirt turned out! I made zero adjustments to the pattern because I was able to use the “short” skirt version (View D), which ended up being midi-length on me. Sometimes being short has it’s perks.
I also committed to making this skirt look flawless. The first technique I used is a French Seam finish on ALL my seams. I partly chose to do French Seams because we are in the middle of a move and I didn’t want to pull out my serger, so laziness is part of that. But since the skirt is fairly loose and flowy, I don’t want the serged seams to show when I sit down. Using a French Seam makes it look clean and finished if you were to see the inside of the skirt.
As for the hem, I chose to hand sew a blind hem. I’m so glad I chose to do a blind hem because the flounce drapes very evenly. Since the hem is so long, it felt like a slightly daunting task but I was able to accomplish it in about 1.5 hours while watching TV.
The last finishing touch was to finish the waistband by hand sewing down the “wrong side” of the waistband. I wanted to ensure that the waistband would lay nice and flat and to guarantee I enclosed the waistband seams. Sometimes when I machine sew waistbands or collars, I get frustrated because I don’t catch all the fabric and it feels bulky. Again, I did my hand sewing while watching TV so it was an easy task!
Overall, I am SO happy with how this skirt turned out! This is definitely going on my “tried and true” patterns list and I can’t wait to wear and style this skirt year round.