Welcome to the ClothSpot Winter Wrap Skirt! Whether you’re planning a classic tweed skirt or a party eye-catcher, we’ve created a kit to help you make your own personal style statement.
You’ll have everything you need to make one skirt – but don’t forget you can re-use your pattern! This classic asymmetric wrap skirt is a style that can be transformed depending on your choice of fabric. It’s time to get creative!
About our Winter Wrap Skirt pattern
The pattern we’ve selected is Simplicity Pattern 8699. We think this design is a good choice for less-experienced sewers. It’s easy to fit and elegant to wear.
The view we’ve used as the basis for our Winter Wrap Skirt is View B.
The style of the basic pattern is a pencil skirt and you’ll have everything you need to create your version of this skirt.
Exclusive ClothSpot Pattern Hacks!
In true ClothSpot style, we’ve added our own special touch – three pattern hacks we’ve devised.
Our first two pattern hacks are to lengthen the skirt and add some width to the skirt at the hem. We think these tweaks bring this classic pattern right up to date for AW19
Our third pattern hack is the addition of a lining to this skirt. We think a lining adds to the structure and drape of a skirt; it also enables it to move over hosiery – which we assume you’ll be wearing since this is a winter skirt.
Your Winter Wrap Skirt kit will include everything you need to carry out both these amendments, including a viscose lining fabric and a link to all the instructions on our website.
This pattern has no zip to insert! If you’re nervous about the two buttonholes you’ll need to sew, then you could always decide to sew buttons on the outside of the skirt and use two skirt hooks to secure the front wrap. But why not use some of your fabric scraps to practice buttonholes and take the plunge!
You can also visit our ‘Style Story’ blog post to find out more about our Winter Wrap Skirt Kit, including alternative styling and fabric options.
Choose from FIVE amazing fabrics!
We currently have our Winter Wrap Skirt Kit available in five different fabrics. You can see pictures of all these fabrics in the image gallery above if you click on the main image and page through.
To find out more about each fabric click on the links below:
Wool tweed options
Wool tweed onions will be supplied either with simple blue buttons (Malham only), wood buttons or self-covered button components. You can see the different buttons in the images. Don’t forget to tell us your button choice in the ‘Notes’ section when you go to Checkout!
‘Thwaite’ shaded mauve & wine wool tweed fabric (the version we’ve made up)
Velvet options will be supplied with self-covered button components.
What’s in the box?
- The fabric of your choice to make up your Winter Wrap Skirt in your size.
- A classy viscose lining fabric to tone with your choice of outer fabric.
- A copy of Simplicity Pattern 8699.
- Thread to match your fabric (with an extra thread to match your lining if required).
- Fusible interfacing to gently reinforce the front wrap as well as the waistband.
- Two snap fasteners to secure the inside of the front wrap
- Details of our Pattern Hack instructions and other guidance on our website.
Choosing and fitting your size
We’ve found this pattern to be true to size, based on the measurements provided. We’d suggest taking the hip measurement as your starting point then adjusting the waist if required; this reflects the adjustments Alice made to fit her version. (She’s 5’6″ tall with 37″ hips and a 31″ waist). This is a multi-size printed pattern so you’ll be able to see the grading lines up and/or down from your size.
If you’re in any doubt about which size to select then drop us a line – or make up a ‘toile’ or trial version in a piece of old fabric first.
**IMPORTANT! Please check the actual measurements below when choosing your pattern size. The sizes below are provided in inches.
Waist – 23
Hip – 32.5
Waist – 24
Hip – 33.5
Waist – 25
Hip – 34.5
Waist – 26.5
Hip – 36
Waist – 28
Hip – 38
Waist – 30
Hip – 40
Waist – 32
Hip – 42
Waist – 34
Hip – 44
Waist – 36
Hip – 46