DIY | ENVELOPE WRAP SKIRT

4.28.2013
Happy Sunday! Hope the weekend treated everyone well! I have been hinting at this DIY for a little while now on Instagram, and I am so excited to finally share the full tutorial on the blog. I can honestly say that this is my favorite DIY of the year. It was inspired by the variety of the wrap skirts I've seen from the runway to more independent designers (here). And I had to recreate it in white, my favorite color of the season, or should I say non-color. Can't wait to make a faux leather and printed one as well. Full tutorial after the break...


Outfit | Blazer by Aqua, DIY Floral Tee, Zara Heels (Similar here), Brandy Pham Bracelet 

Materials: 
- about 2 yards of heavy fabric (I used white denim)
- 10 - 11" open end zipper 
- scissors
- sewing pins
- sewing thread
- sewing machine
- metal snap
- fabric marking pen

Steps: 
1. Cut a length of fabric, about 65" long. Fold the the top lengthwise edge about 1 1/2" down.  Pin in place.
2. Sew this pinned edge.
3. Do the same for the widthwise edge (wearer's left).  Pin and sew this edge.
4 and 5.  Wrap the skirt onto your body like the photos.  Making a slight V shape in the center.
6. Then, fold the other widthwise edge , so that it angles across your body like the photo.  Pin this edge.  Pin this folded edge, to prep for sewing.
7. Sew this edge, and cut the leftover off.
8. Re-wrap the skirt around your body.  Mark where the snap should be placed with a fabric marking pen on the inside of the skirt.
9. Hand sew the snap in place.
10. Pin the zipper in place.  The wearer's right side of the zipper will be placed under the angled fabric edge, and the wearer's left side of the zipper will placed on the topside of the skirt.  Sew in place.
11. Try the skirt on and pin the bottom hem, starting from the wearer's left side of the zipper, and slowing angling the hem to the wearer's right side of the zipper, where I pinned it about 2" below that zipper end.  Sew the hem, and cut the excess fabric off.
12. If you notice that there is too much fabric around the waist, try adding 2 darts equidistant from the center back. A tip I read about from A Pair and a Spare's amazing wrap skirt tutorial (here).




26 comments:

Danka J said...

This skirt is gorgeous! And I love the whole outfit, so crisp and fresh. xx

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Masha said...

I love it! Thanks for the DIY, definately gonna try this!

Camille DiPaola said...

amazing. I am wow-ed!! :) cheers.

Meghan said...

Amazing!
This really turned out great!

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Shona Ecclebec said...

Ah! well done! Need...

Nancy Wong said...

this looks like something even I could make! haha...I love DIY but sometimes, my stuff looks so off compared to the way it looks online! =) c'est la vie...I still have to try this one! =D
xo,
nancy

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Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

That's so fun! And look pretty easy to make. Lovely :)

Michelle H. said...

Oh gosh this turned out amazing! What a fantastic DIY!

Aimee S. said...

Aw thanks so much! The t-shirt is a past DIY. :)

Aimee S. said...

So glad to hear! Would love to see if you try!

Aimee S. said...

Such a great compliment. Thank you!

Aimee S. said...

Too sweet! Thank you Mandy!

Aimee S. said...

Thanks lovie!! :)

Aimee S. said...

Thanks dear!

Aimee S. said...

My fave part too! :)

Aimee S. said...

Thanks Shona! Too sweet!

Aimee S. said...

Thank you! Happy to hear! I hope you try it! :)

Aimee S. said...

Thanks so much love!

Aimee S. said...

: blushing :: Thank you dear!!

Janelle Andrea said...

Okay, you made this look so easy! I might try this in black with a gold zipper :)

AcidDreamsandSugarHighs said...

Looks great! Love it styled with your iron on print top. Loving that your doing more styled shoots too xx

racheeng said...

This is sheer genius! Definitely trying it out when I've the time (: awesome!

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Samantha Baldwin said...

Your DIY outfit looks like a million bucks-literally

Davina Wong said...

Since my shopping-fast for the year, an envelope wrap skirt is something i've been wanting..i'll have to see if time allows for me to try this DIY. you are so clever! did you attend FIDM?

dokimaru said...

Awesome! Guess I'm writing this a bit late, but do you think you could make this in pleather? looking for a good pleather skirt tute

DRK said...

How wide did you cut the fabric? 65" long by WOF 44" or what?

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