DIY Ruffle Wrap Skirt

I have to say I may have changed over into holiday mode only a couple of days too soon, as seen by an impulse to dress like I am going to a tropical island… And I suppose I am in case you count Australia as the biggest island on earth!

If you’ve been following along for a while, you may have discovered that 2017 has become the year of the ruffle — by the prior to and after dress, into the maxi, into the mini, into the gingham skirt, we have experimented a lot this season with voluminous cloth. To round out the year, and also at the last fashion job for 2017, I thought we should stick to what I love so much. A skirt. With an extra ruffle. In linen. All of the things that 2017 meant to me (at a DIY fashion sense anyhow). Enjoy twirling inside this rather number!

Everything You Will Need

  • Fabric

You may trace the design off an existing skirt to the DIY. However, because it is a wrap style,    you will have to separate the front panel to two mirrored front panels and include an additional wrap overlap panel extending in the centre front line. The bottom hem of their front panels may also have to get trimmed in a curve.

The spiral flounce (shown below)  is accomplished by cutting a huge circle and then spiraling to it, using smaller circles as a manual.   The measurements indicated are the diameters of each ring. You’ll be attaching the inner edge of the skirt into the hem.

Start by tracing off of an existing skirt or paper layout, and cut the pieces out from the cloth.


Produce a waistband by cutting two rectangular strips the amount of the top hem of the wrap skirt. We left ours 4cm thick (1.5′).    


Sew the upper seam of the waistband strips, then fold and attach it to the upper edge of the skirt.    


Hand sew some snap buttons into the waistband.


Then we move on to create the flounce. Using the measurements we have provided, trace the spiral flounce pattern onto your fabric and trim, do that twice to create two equal bits.


Sew down both straight edges (shown with a dotted line) to link with the flounce pieces.This will create an impact where the flounce is longest in the back of the skirt,and also shorter at the front.  


Fold in the raw edges at the bottom hem of the flounce and sew, then cut off the excess seam allowance for a cleaner end.


Attach the ruffle to the bottom hem of the skirt. The spiral pattern creates organic ruffles, so you wouldn’t have to do any gathering just like you usually want ruffles.    

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