(Fake) Woven Wrap Skirt

A few months back I came across the website Kollabora. It was started by a few people involved with BurdaStyle and has a similar online community vibe for crafters/sewers/knitters. I’m still not sure how much I like it as a resource, but when I came across one of the skirts I knew I had to buy the fabric and make something similar (for skirt click here).

I ordered the fabric online from Mood and I had expected the navy and white to come from the woven nature of the fabric. I was surprised to learn that the woven/wintery look is actually screen printed onto a navy fabric which is hard to tell even in the pictures I posted, which is why I called it the ‘fake’ woven skirt. Either way, the fabric is still beautiful and and very soft.

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I didn’t want to completely copy the Kollabora skirt so I chose a slightly different pattern – a (very easy) wrap skirt from Vogue Pattern 8835.

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I whipped up this skirt in just one night! The pattern was really easy to follow and I didn’t have to change the sizing at all and it fit dead on. The hardest part was matching up the patterns at all the side seams but I managed it pretty well I think.

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The only part that I don’t love is the yoke…it tends to stick out at the junction with the skirt – maybe I didn’t trim the seam allowance enough?

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In this picture you can see what the back of the fabric looks like and where the wrap comes around to in the front.

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The back of the skirt.

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Sorry, no pictures of me wearing it yet. I think it is a tad too long as it goes past my knees and I think my mom described it well when she said it would look ‘matronly’, which is does. I think I’ll raise the hem line a bit before I wear it again.

Overall I really like it and can see myself using the pattern again. Unfortunately, I have a bunch of this fabric leftover but not much on the selvage where the pretty elaborations of the pattern fall. I’ll keep it in my stash until I can think of something to do with it!

 

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  • Trudy Kloos

    Very cute indeed

  • http://www.danvillegirl.blogspot.com Linda L

    That is a lovely use of this fabric.