My SIL and I wore the same navy wrap skirt even though I was pregnant and she was not. Our waist measurements were not close, but we were able to wear the same skirt. It’s a magical skirt!
- Knit Fabric – lightweight jersey with 10% spandex will work the best
- Maxi half circle skirt 3-4 yards
- Maxi full circle skirt 5-6 yards
- Knee-length half circle skirt 3-4 yards
- Knee-length full circle skirt 4-5 yards
- Tips for sewing knit fabrics
Find Your Measurements
- Place a measuring tape at your center back waist and let it hang down. Decide how long you want your skirt to be, and have someone check what the measurement is. This is your skirt height measurement.
- Measure your waist or where you want your skirt to sit. Wrap the measuring tape around your waist and make sure it’s horizontal with the ground. This is your waist measurement.
- Find your radius for the inner waist circle by using the chart below.
Waist or Hip Circumference
Radius for ½ Circle Skirt
Radius for Full Circle Skirt
Use this diagram to cut out your skirt. The diagram on the left is a full circle skirt and the diagram on the right is a half circle skirt. Choose just one!
You will need two cut two of one diagram but make sure they are opposite of each other. Use the measurements you found to get a custom made skirt that fits your body!
- Using diagram cut out two pieces of the half circle skirt or the full circle skirt. Make sure they are opposite of each other when you cut them out.
- Sew the one long seam with a skinny zigzag and right sides together.
- Don’t worry about finishing any of the edges. Jersey fabric gets a nice, soft, rolled edge when left unfinished.
To put on your skirt:
- Find the seam and put it on one side of your waist and hold it there.
- Grab the side that will go across your front and warp it all the way around until it meets with the seam. Hold the seam and one wrapped side with one hand on one side of your waist.
- Grab the other side and wrap it around your back to the front until it meets with the seam.
- Your two ends that tie will meet over your seam. Tie them in a bow or knot.
This skirt is very comfortable and works throughout and after a pregnancy. The navy blue wrap skirt was worn by me AND my sister-in-law who definitely isn’t pregnant.
What kind of skirt would you make with this wrap skirt tutorial?
Learn How to Sew Your Own Clothes
- If you want to learn how to sew your own clothing you need to start somewhere. These are the Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself Before I Started Sewing. They will help any beginner who wants to learn how to sew.
- Then you can read some Tips to Start Sewing Clothing.
- Once you start you’ll get better at using a sewing machine, but you’ll make clothing that you might not wear or love. I made every mistake and this is How to Sew Clothing You’ll Love. (Avoid my mistakes!)
- As you get better and better you’ll need to learn How to Choose Fabric for Sewing Clothes and the Best Fabrics for Sewing Clothing. I recommend fabrics that I love, but you’ll find the fabric you love the best.
- You can use paper patterns which are great to buy on sale or you can use PDF patterns which are great for instant gratification. There are lots of Different Ways to Assemble PDF Patterns so you need to find what works for you.
- Lastly, when you are sewing your own clothing and you are drawn to lots of different printed fabric, you need to learn How to Make a Versatile Handmade Wardrobe + Free Printable so that all the items in your wardrobe can coordinate with another item of clothing and be worn!