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Made by a Fabricista: The Perfect Wrap Flounce Skirt for a Summer Night

Hi there Sewists!!  Let me talk to you about this summer skirt.  Warm summer nights are just around the corner and this fabric is perfect for a wrap skirt. This fabric drapes very nicely and the color is this beautiful vibrant green with small white flowers. This fabric is a Polyester Crepe Blouse Weight Woven

I decided to do French seams. If you don’t know how to do a French seam it’s easy! This is what I did: 

Sew 1/4” seam allowance WRONG SIDES TOGETHER , then,

Sew 3/8” seam allowance RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. (See pictures down below)


The sewing patter I used was Simplicity 8606 View B. No alterations made. This pattern is pretty straight forward. For view B there are a total of 8 pattern pieces. Making the flounce was a little challenging for me because they are pretty big pattern pieces. I don't have a big enough table to cut it all at once. I had to cut in on my floor by sections with my cutting mat underneath. 


For cutting, I recommend using a rotary cutter. I used a 45mm blade. What I liked about this pattern is that it doesn’t require inserting zippers or lining. This is a perfect  sewing project for beginners! 

I can't wait to wear this skirt in the summer! 

I hope you get some inspiration for your next project. Thank you for reading! Until next time!

ANALI  @makesbyanali


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics in the following categories: CREPE & BLOUSE WEIGHTS

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  1. Thank you for the explanation of French seams! Still seems a little tricky, but I will try it!

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