Tuesday, July 22, 2014

That's a Wrap!

I am a champion multi-tasker. I love embroidery and hand-sewing. While doing stationary tasks, I'm usually  stitching something up. Some people find it difficult to have many plates spinning, but it keeps me sane. When I find clothing that can serve multiple purposes, I get really excited.

My vintage Simplicity 7497 reversible maxi wrap skirt is a wonderful pattern to do double duty.

This skirt requires 7 yards of fabric, three and a half for each side. I searched my stash and found this Robert Allen Baja Damask home dec fabric I was holding to make a maxi skirt.


For the flip side, I wanted a fabric of similar density and found an unused shower curtain in my stash. 


This pattern was very easy to sew. It was tedious at times however, because the seams are so long. I decided to use white cotton in my stash for the waist tie. I wanted it to look like two completely different skirts when worn.

Here is the completed skirt. I have it paired with a jersey halter, I reviewed here.



The wonder of this skirt, is that it can also be worn as a halter dress.

There are many other ways to wear a wrap skirt to get more versatility. Given that this is a double layer of medium weight cotton, my options are limited. I am in love with this great wardrobe builder. 

If you want to make your own, New Look 6215, Kwik Sew 2954, Mccalls 5430 are currently available patterns. There are others available on Etsy. Cut the pattern out twice, one in each fabric choice. Stitch the interior seams together. With right sides together, raw edges even, sew sides and bottom together leaving the top open for turning. Press and sew waist band as directed on your pattern. 

Happy Sewing,


  1. Cute, cute, cute! Fun and sew versatile...not to mention a little quirky. Love it!

  2. This is amazing! I love clothes that have multiple functions! I just found your blog thanks to Deepika of Pattern Review. We had the Boston PR Day this past Sat. and I was wearing an Alabama Chanin shirt, so she passed along your PR user name and blog to me. I can't wait to check everything out!

    1. Hi and welcome! I was so jealous I could not be there last weekend. I had a blast meeting Deepika in Austin. I will check you out to and see your creations on PR.