Introducing the Wrap Skirt

Posted by Freya Gilbert
on October 04, 2021

We want to say a big WELCOME to our new pattern - the Wrap Skirt !  This is a super quick make and a fairly simple style but it’s packed with skill building techniques.

 wrap skirt modelled by maxine

It’s available in MHW sizes 1-9 which includes a new size which we have added into our range for this release, meaning this pattern and all patterns going forward will fit a 90cm/36” to 140cm/55” hip., many of which we’ll be adding tutorials and tips for right here on the blog. Find out more about these later on in this post.

This dart-free simple wrap style is the perfect introduction to some fab techniques that will take you from sewing newbie to skilled-up sewist! With French seams, narrow curved hems, concealed button fastening and self-fabric ties, there's so much to learn and we can't wait to show you!

wrap skirt modelled by tracy

 Download The Wrap Skirt as a PDF pattern now!

The Wrap Skirt is designed for life - and walking!

We're pleased to confirm after extensive testing (walking to and from our studio!) there'll be no surprise flashing with this full coverage wrap!

We’ve also got you covered with clear, photographed, step by step instructions to help you construct your perfect wrap skirt!

You'll learn how to create beautiful French seams, a delicate narrow hem, attach a waistband and create long ties without tying yourself in knots! We’ll be sharing close-ups of some of these technique here on the blog.

wrap skirt modelled by zareen


Have fun with new-to-you fabrics

If you’ve not sewn with lightweight, more slinky fabrics before, this is a great pattern to try them out. It requires 2m of fabric for the size 1-8 and 2.6m for size 9 so it’s not going to break the bank if you choose one of the beautiful viscoses we have in stock.

If you need a helping hand working with woven fabrics take a look at our guide here

As with all My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns, you will find a beautiful instructions booklet included, with clear, step by step photographs to guide you through making your skirts.  We've included really clear instructions for all the new techniques that this pattern introduces you to to build your confidence.

On the My Handmade Wardrobe Blog you will find tutorials for everything we couldn't fit in the instructions - from how to use PDF patterns to how to measure your body for dressmaking.  

 Download The Wrap Skirt as a PDF pattern now!



wrap skirt modelled by sarah


Sizing Advice

This pattern is the second in our range to include a new size 9 which will fit up to a 140cm hip. We are really pleased to be able to make our patterns available to a wider audience and we are striving to keep progressing with this.

It vital when sewing your own clothes to take accurate measurements of your body, and not rely on the sizing you expect to buy on the high street. This is why we’ve switch out the usual sizes (eg, 8-22) for our own system of numbers 1-8. You have to measure yourself to pick your size!

Our size range fits from a waist 66cm or 26" to 109cm or 43".  Check the size chart below to choose the right size for you.

 MHW size chart

All that’s left for me to say is - "that’s a wrap!"… (sorry I couldn’t help myself!)

 Download The Wrap Skirt as a PDF pattern now!

Happy Sewing!

Sarah x