This PDF Sewing Pattern is instantly downloadable with clear instructions, photographs & diagrams. The Rookie Wrap Skirt is a simple and classic wrap skirt perfect for all occasions.
Dress it up with heels, or par it down with sneakers for the weekend. Fully lined with optional rear pockets this pattern is not only easy to make but is also a adjustable fit, accommodating all figure types.
For beginners we recommend the external fastening with a button and elastic loop (no need for button holes) but you can also use fabric ties, D rings or a buckle. With a full lining the skirt could also be reversible.
Using plain or patterned fabric this skirt pattern is extremely versatile. We are sure you'll make it up more than once!
This pattern is extremely versatile and can be made with or without the rear pockets and using a huge variety of side fastenings. Instructions cover the how to of fastening:
- Button & elastic loop
- Fabric ties
- D ring
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Please refer to the FABRIC REQUIREMENT CHART as one of the last images on this product listing. You can magnify this image if viewing it on a mobile phone whilst in a fabric store.
SKIRT OUTER FABRIC:
Any form of woven fabric will suit this skirt so have a bit of fun using heavier weight woven fabric for winter and lighter weights (not flimsy) for summer. We recommend cotton and cotton blends, cotton drill, velvet (non stretch), corduroy or even light weight upholstery fabrics. As long as the fabric is not stretch, you can use just about anything.
Our orange floral sample is made up in cotton weave (it is retro fabric we found at a second hand store) and the paisey fabric with border is a heavier nylon/cotton blend. The 2 blue skirts are a cotton and a cotton blend and are heavier weight (but not upholstery weight).
Use a lighter weight woven for the lining. We used 100% cotton upcycled retro sheets because they are cheap and fun and we are doing or bit for recycling.
*Please also note that all (new) fabric should be pre-washed in case of shrinkage. Some fabrics will not shrink but 100% cotton,linen and rayon are almost guaranteed to shrink. It doesn't hurt to be safe and remove any dodgy chemical build up that may have occurred during printing anyway.
Suitable for Beginners. This skirt is able to be sewn with or without an overlocker (serger).
SIZE & FITTING
The Rookie Wrap skirt has a flexible fit due to the wrap nature. We suggest you choose the hip size closest to you on the size chart.
Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer to the last image for size chart and international size comparisons):
Small - (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12 | US 2-4-6-8)
Medium - (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16 | US 6-8-10-12)
Large - (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20 | US 10-12-14-16)
X-Large - (NZ/AU/UK 18-20-22-24 | US 14-16-18-20)
You can view our size chart here.
Please note that the size chart is not the finished garment measurements. We recommend that you also measure your body length and compare to the finished garment length measurements given. To achieve a perfect, individual fit, you may need to adjust the patterns length (instructions included).
WHAT DO I GET WITH MY PURCHASE?
Please note you are purchasing a digital pattern that will be sent directly to your email inbox after payment. You can print this pattern at home on A4 or US letter-sized paper or take it to a print shop for large scale printing (AO size). *You will not receive a hard copy printed pattern.*
Instant download available immediately after checkout includes:
2. PAH Pattern file (PAH=Print at home)
For printing in A4 or US Letter on a home printer. Printing at home is the most cost-effective, and sticking your pattern tiles together to make your full size pattern is easy. Further information for printing at home can be found in our Resources section here.
3. AO Pattern file
AO is a large scale file designed to be printed at a Print Copy Shop. You cannot print this on your home printer as it is too big. If you choose to use this large file you will pay extra to have it printed but you do not have to stick anything together. Further information for printing in large scale can be found in our Resources section here.
You can use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PAH pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.
This pattern was updated on 23 February 2023 with the following improvements:
1. A front facing was added
2. Size range extended from NZ/UK 6-24 (US 2-20)
3. AO large scale file now included