A simple wrap skirt should be a staple in every fancy lady's wardrobe. They're easy to wear, flattering on most body types, and simple enough to finish in one sitting (or two if you have short nappers). This pattern is also versatile because you can turn into into a maxi by adding length. Wear it with a boyfriend tee for a casual look or dress it up with a sheer button-up for an evening out.
Sometimes getting the correct hem line can feel tricky if you don't have someone to measure you while standing straight. I suggest using another favorite skirt length to help as your guide or to hold a measuring tape or ruler to your side and looking in the mirror at your inch marker and then applying that to your skirt length.
If you'd like more volume in your skirt simply add another 8"+ to your width and if you like something a little less voluminous simply take away a few inches for smaller gathers. I suggest using a moveable cotton for your first try and then moving onto fabrics that float and move like rayon or crepe.
As always I suggest testing your first sewing project on inexpensive fabric such as a thrifted sheet or white broadcloth. This way you'll build your confidence and mistakes won't cause you to ruin that fabric you've been hoarding for the perfect project.
I'd love to see your Home Made projects linked in the comments below so please feel free to share! If you enjoyed this project you might also be interested in my Home Made Lace Top tutorial.
Outfit Details: Vintage button up, thrifted. Wrap skirt, handmade by me. Wedges c/o ModCloth. Vintage purse, thrifted.