Are you ready to be wrapped up in holiday joy? I know I am. With Mood’s brand new wrap skirt pattern you can be holiday-ready in no time! This skirt will quickly become that perfect go-to look for the fall and winter seasons. Try yours in a heavy Ponte knit or opt for some texture as I did with a luxury rib knit.
1. Print, tape, and cut out pattern.
2. Cut out both fabrics.
3. Clip all your notches where indicated on pattern pieces.
4. Mark your darts. Using a tracing wheel/paper might be a little hard to see, so use a pen or chalk instead. Pin and sew.
5. Get your belt pieces and fold them in half, keeping the right sides together. Use multiple pins to secure the faux leather. Turn right side out and press using a press cloth and a low iron setting. Now topstitch using a 4.5 stitch length.
6. Take one of your skirts and sew the faux leather on both sides. Use a lot of pins as this particular pleather stretches. Once sewn, topstitch using 4.5 stitch length. (Make sure you pin with right sides together and darts down.)
7. Where the notches are, place your small belt on the right side and the long belt on the left side and pin in place. Now place your other rib knit square with right sides facing in and sew the other side of the faux leather and topstitch, including your belts.
8. Now that your other fabrics are right sides together. Pin around the entire square leaving an opening at the center back seam. Use the stretch stitch on your machine to sew the top and the bottom. Make sure the seams match evenly. Remember to use a lot of pins as this knit will stretch.
9. Turn the skirt right side out and pin the opening shut. Then, hand stitch using a slip stitch.
10. Press your skirt at the top and the bottom. Then press the faux leather using a press cloth and a low heat setting on the iron. Topstitch the faux leather on the sides as close as possible to the seam. Place multiple pins on the sides to make sure that the faux leather panels are even.
11. Fold over the waist as indicated on the pattern. Stitch your button hole through all four layers. Since many machines won’t sew 1.5″ buttonholes automatically, use the zig-zag stitch on your machine. Set the length to 1.0 and the width to 3.0 and stitch.
12. Add your belt buckle by threading through the buckle.
13. Fold the belt loop under and pin. Stitch over your previous topstitching using a 4.5 stitch length. Make sure you are getting through all the layers; you want the front to be secured down.
14. Machine tack, or hand tack the end with the small belt, stitching directly over the previous topstitching. I would suggest hand cranking your machine or using a leather needle for this part as the thickness might snap a regular needle in half.