Simplicity can be deceiving, and it is sometimes the most straightforward garments that hide the most exquisite details! Our Wool Wrap Skirt is as classic as they come, but its simple, timeless shape masks tons of refined and polished details.

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First, the outer fabric is impeccable in Lanecardate’s Lana Cotta Canberra felted wool, but then, ah ha! It is fully lined with Robert Kaufman’s super soft and smooth Cambridge Lawn. Look closely also at the sturdy (and elegant) grosgrain waistband and the delicate ribbon trim along the bottom edge that adds a clean, light finish. Hidden snaps hold the whole thing in place. The end result is a seriously handsome Skirt with a lasting construction. Simply beautiful! -Corinne

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Materials

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Sizes

To fit hips 34-35 (36-37, 38-39, 40-42, 43-44) inches in circumference

Notes

  • Prewash and press the Lining Fabric before starting.
  • For this pattern, the right side of the fabric is depicted in gray and the wrong side is white.
  • Our Lining Fabric, Cambridge Lawn, does not have a right or wrong side, but the pattern indicates right and wrong sides in case you decide to use a different fabric.
  • The right side of the Lana Cotta Canberra wool is the side with the small “V” pattern (as opposed to the side with the ridges).
  • The recommended care of Lanecardate’s Lana Cotta Canberra is dry clean only.

Pattern

Cut

From both the Lining and Outer Fabrics, use the pattern pieces to pin and cut …

One Back (on the fold)
One Right Front
One Left Front

The grain line of all the pieces should run parallel to the selvage edge of the fabrics.

If your Lining Fabric has a right and wrong side (the Cambridge Lawn does not), cut the Left and Right Front pieces with the wrong side of the Lining Fabric facing up.

Cut the Left and Right Front pieces with the right side of the Outer Fabric facing up.

Prepare the Lining

Piece

Using the pieces you cut out of the Lining Fabric…

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Lay the Back flat, right side up. With its wrong side facing up, lay the Right Front on top. Line up the Right Front’s left side edge (marked with a small notch) with the left side edge of the Back. Pin the two pieces together along the side edge.

Thread your machine with Thread B and sew along the pinned edge with a 5/8-inch seam allowance.

Sew along each raw edge of the seam allowance with a zigzag stitch and press the seam open.

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Now, lay the Left Front on top of the Back, right sides together. Line up the Left Front’s right side edge with the right side edge of the Back. Pin the two pieces together along this edge and sew along the pinned edge with a 5/8-inch seam allowance.

Sew along each raw edge of the seam allowance with a zigzag stitch and press the seam open.

This is now the Lining.

Hem

 

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Fold the bottom edge of the Lining ¼ inch towards the wrong side twice, press and pin. Sew the hem down with an edgestitch.

 

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Now, fold one raw side edge ¼ inch towards the wrong side twice, press and pin. Sew the hem down with an edgestitch.

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Repeat on the other raw side edge.

Prepare the Outer Skirt

Piece

Using the pieces you cut out of the Outer Fabric…

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Lay the Back flat with the right side facing up. With its wrong side facing up, lay the Right Front on top. Line up its right side edge (marked with a small notch) with the right side edge of the Back. Pin the two pieces together along the side edge.

Thread your machine with Thread A and sew along the pinned edge with a 5/8-inch seam allowance.

Press the seam open.

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Now, lay the Left Front on top of the Back, right sides together. Line up the Left Front’s left side edge with the left side edge of the Back. Pin the two pieces together along this edge and sew along the pinned edge with a 5/8-inch seam allowance.

Press the seam open.

This is now the Outer Skirt.

Hem

Sew along the bottom edge of the Outer Skirt using a basting stitch and a 1/8-inch seam allowance. (This is a “stay stitch” and will help keep the hem of the Skirt from stretching or flaring out.)

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With the right side of the Outer Skirt facing up, starting at one corner and leaving a 1-inch overhang, pin the 5/8-inch Ribbon to the bottom edge of the Skirt, lining up the bottom long edge of the Ribbon with the bottom raw edge of the Skirt. When you reach the other bottom corner, trim the Ribbon so that there is a 1-inch overhang there as well.

Sew the Ribbon to the Skirt with a 1/8-inch seam allowance. This is Seam A.

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Fold the long edge of the Ribbon toward the Outer Skirt’s wrong side. The Ribbon will wrap around the Skirt’s bottom raw edge and come up just past Seam A on the wrong side. Press and pin in place.

At one overhang, open the fold of the Ribbon. Fold the short edge of the Ribbon around the Skirt’s side edge, towards the wrong side of the Skirt. Refold the Ribbon around it, encasing the short raw edge in the fold. Pin in place.

Repeat at the other end.

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With the right side of the Outer Skirt facing up, sew the Ribbon in place by stitching in the ditch of Seam A, here’s how …

Place your needle in the “ditch” between the Skirt and the Ribbon and sew along this line. The seam will pick up the Ribbon on the wrong side of the Skirt and secure it in place.

Attach the Lining to the Outer Skirt

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With wrong sides together, stack the Outer Skirt and the Lining on top of each other, matching up their raw waist edges. Line up the side seams of the two Skirts and pin together at the seam lines. Continue to pin the two pieces together along the waist edge.

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The Front pieces of the Outer Skirt extend past the Lining on both sides.

Use a basting stitch and a ½-inch seam allowance to sew the Outer Skirt and Lining together along the top pinned edge.

Attach the Waistband

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Turn the garment so that the right side of the Outer Skirt is facing up. Starting at one side and leaving a 1-inch overhang, pin the Grosgrain Ribbon to the waistline edge so that the bottom long edge of the Ribbon runs flush with the basting seam from the previous step. Trim the Ribbon at the opposite corner so that there is a 1-inch overhang there as well.

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Sew the Ribbon down with an edgestitch, sewing through the Ribbon, Outer Skirt and Lining.

Along the last seam line, fold the Grosgrain (and the top ½ inch of the Skirt) towards the Lining. The sewn edge of the Ribbon runs flush along the waistline on the Lining side, and the Outer Skirt has a clean finish. Press and pin the Ribbon in place.

At one overhang, open the fold of the Ribbon. Fold the short edge of the Ribbon around the side edge towards the Lining side of the Skirt. Refold the Ribbon around it, encasing the short raw edge in the fold. Pin in place.

Repeat at the other end.

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Sew the long edge of the Ribbon down with an edgestitch, then sew a line perpendicular to this seam at the two short ends.

This is the Waistband.

Attach the Snaps

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Place a pin through the Waistband on the Lining side of the Right Front flap, about ¾ inch from the side edge. Now, place a pin through the Waistband on the Outer Skirt of the Left Front flap, about ¾ inch from the side edge.

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Lay the Skirt out flat with the right side facing out and the Right Front flap on top, folded at its side seam. Mark with new pins the spots where the original pins meet the opposite flap.

All these pins mark the placement of the snaps.

Alternatively, for a more accurate fit, you can try the skirt on and mark the spots while the Skirt is contoured to your body.

Use the Hand Quilting Thread to sew the ball sides of the snaps to the Right Front flap and the socket sides of the snaps to the Left Front Flap.

Your Wool Wrap Skirt is finished and ready to wear!

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