Sharlene's Wrap Dress in Premium Viscose Lawn.

Posted by Kim Burley Jones
on December 12, 2021

This months' Crafty Bloggers' Club post is from Sharlene.  You can find more of her makes on Instagram @sosewdressmaking

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to be back on the Crafty Sew and So Blog. The last skirt I made for the Crafty Sew and So blog was a massive success and I receive so many compliments every time I wear it. So it was an easy choice to make the My Handmade Wardrobe Wrap Skirt this time. I find skirts such a versatile piece in my wardrobe. I am drawn to plain fabrics for tops so a printed skirt is always a nice way to add a pop of interest to my outfits.

 model wearing a wrap skirt designed by My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns

Sticking with the previous theme of making a skirt that can easily transition in between seasons I chose the Lunar Spot Viscose Lawn. This Viscose is on the higher end of the price scale but oh my! It is worth every penny! It has a lovely weight for this time of year and is perfect for a skirt, it is buttery soft and has a wonderful drape.

The skirt pattern has some lovely details and comes together very easily. The inside is finished with French seams and the instructions for doing a rolled hem on a circle are very detailed. This would be perfect for a beginner who wants to learn more about seam finishes.

model wearing a wrap skirt designed by My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns

I always read through the pattern instructions before I even lay my fabric out. I think this gives you a better idea of what to expect from the pattern and the entire making process usually goes a lot smoother. I knew from reading ahead that I needed to cut interfacing for the waistband while I was cutting the skirt so made sure to do this.

model wearing a wrap skirt designed by My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns

The only part of the instructions I found a little confusing was the position of the button and buttonhole. I put my buttonhole on the ‘loose’ end of the wrap opening, the side without the tie. I then attached the button to the inside of the waistband on the outer wrap to secure this side in place. (*We've updated the instructions to make this step clearer, thanks to Sharlene's feedback - Kim*)

model wearing a wrap skirt designed by My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns

I am so happy with the finished skirt. It is perfect paired with black boots, tights and a grey or black jumper. I will also wear this during the summer with a T-shirt and sandals or trainers. The skirt feels amazing to wear and the quality of the fabric really shines through. This fabric would also be beautiful as a blouse or dress.

model wearing a wrap skirt designed by My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns

Thank you to the team at Crafty Sew and So for inviting me to be a guest blogger again!

Happy sewing,

Sharlene

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