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« on: September 02, 2016 02:21:59 PM »

I love wrap skirts...they grow and shrink with you. And so comfy.

I have a patchwork wrap skirt made by women in Africa out of sun washed recycled fabric in yellows and blues. It's wonderfully worn, faded and unfortunately, falling apart. The skirt was not made very well in the first place and the fabrics are now, after many washings, just too thin. I've patched and sewn and hoped. But now I need a new one.

This is 100% from stash and I wanted a partial rainbow effect, or ombre effect with the patches. It was a bear to figure out and there were a few rip-rips along the way. I miscalculated the hem patches and had to add pieces to fill in.

I also changed my mind on several fabric choices, had to scrounge more and cut way too many blues...no problem, they became the tie belt.

I just love it!

I made a chart, but it still was a lot of figuring out along the way to get the colors to fall in the right places...somewhat. Keep in mind that you want the waist to be able to wrap at least 1/3 to 1/2 the way around you. The front hangs a little flat, so I wrap to get the diagonals in front. Vary the size of the squares or add more to get the width and length you want.


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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016 04:18:57 PM »

This is so beautiful! Thank you for the grid, that's most helpful.
I have many wrap skirts, they are my go to clothing item. Lots of patchwork, lots of silk. I love them so much. I wear them as dresses even. Love, love, love. Can not have enough of them. I will have to plan one now with your chart. Thanks again!

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016 04:12:59 AM »

That is really lovely!  Thanks for sharing how you made it - might have to try making one myself.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2016 07:04:40 PM »

I love this! Your colors flow beautifully. Thank you for sharing your chart.

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016 06:57:57 PM »

That is so lovely!

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016 06:00:49 AM »


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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016 12:00:07 PM »

Love the scrappy happpy nature of your skirt.

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017 07:42:19 AM »

LOVE this!  I'm a HUGE patchwork fan, and I also love wrap skirts.  May have to add this to my 50 projects list for this year Smiley 

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2017 07:47:35 AM »

Looks great! I'm sure you'll be super comfy in it too!

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