Rookie Wrap Skirt (Youth)
A simple and classic wrap skirt perfect for beginners.
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 buckle. With a velcro internal fastening and full lining the skirt could also be reversible.
Using plain or patterned fabric the pattern can make up a skirt for every day wear or dress it up with heels for special occasions.
>DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Confident Beginner (3/10).
>SIZE OPTIONS: The Rookie Wrap Skirt PDF pattern is available in sizes 10-16 years with 2 different purchasing options:
A. Print-at-home (on A4 or letter paper). When you purchase this pattern you receive all YOUTH SIZES 10-16 years. Use the Adobe layers feature to print only the size you need (instructions included). Refer the Size Chart for help if you need. The Womens Rookie Wrap skirt is available here.
B. School Packs (for printing on A4 or letter paper). You can choose a Class Bundle of 30 or 10 downloads. Learn more about class bundles here.
>INSTANT DOWNLOAD available immediately after checkout.
Opening the file in ADOBE READER will maximize the pattern features (Layers feature will allow you to print only the size you need. You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support).
- 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.
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).
This pattern comes in all YOUTH SIZES 10 to 16 years.
Click here for help with finding your size.
- 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