Wrap Skirt made from a Circle Skirt

In case you missed this post a couple of weeks ago on The Crafting Chicks.

One thing you will notice about me on this blog is that I love to make skirts.  They are one of the first things I learned to make as a teenager, and I love them because there are a million possiblities.  And now that I have an 11 month old crawling EVERYWHERE, I love them even more because they are a one nap project.  YES!

And circle skirts. Well, they are just up there on my skirt list.   Probably because they are one of the first things that I started sewing when my daughter was born, after pillowcase dresses, and simple elastic waist skirts.  They are fast, perfect for any age and very cute on.  Another YES!

And today I am showing how to take this simple circle skirt pattern and turn it into a wrap skirt.  Easy and fun….and perfect for any sewer.

Ok, first you have to make a circle skirt.  If you do not know how to do that, click HERE or HERE.  Just follow the tutorial for CUTTING out your skirt only.  (Although I learned to do it with a tape measure and pins, more like this tutorial…so choose whichever one you like :)

Allright…let’s get started.  (Ok, I am switching fabric on you….this fabric below is a darling skirt….it just didn’t photograph well.  And I am secretly kind of glad because I then made the melon colored one that Iam in LOVE with.  So summery and fun.)

(Let me clarify…cut your waistband triple the length of the TOP of your skirt–where you cut out the radius)

I center the waistband so the ties are equal.

(If you have never worn a wrap skirt  click HERE to see how to put one on.  It will give you more of an idea of where you want your buttonhole.  I usually put mine near one hip.)

There you go!  Enjoy your wrap skirts!  I made myself a tan linen one and I LOVE it too!  So, make yourself a couple as well!!!

33 thoughts on “Wrap Skirt made from a Circle Skirt

  1. This looks like an awesome skirt! I make circle skirts for myself and my daughter so I can’t wait to try this one out! I have a question, though, since I haven’t made a wrap skirt before…where exactly does the buttonhole need to go and do you need one or two? Does the waistband go through it? Sorry, these are probably ridiculous questions but if you could take a picture of the waistband when it’s done, that would be helpful. :)
    Thank you for your wonderful blog and great ideas!

  2. Nicole,

    I just put in a link where you can see a You tube video of someone putting on a wrap skirt. It should give you an idea of where to put your buttonhole and how to tie one on.

  3. Briana….

    Sorry there is a note under the picture because I didn’t explain it well. It whould say triple the waist section that you cut using your radius measurement. The strips should be VERY long. (Mine was 60 inches long….)

  4. Okay so the total waist measurement X3, not just the 1/4 measurement you did to cut out the circle right?

    Also, how much does the waist band overlap? do you insert the skirt so it goes all the way to the fold of the waist band and sew or insert it so it just overlaps like 1/2″ for the seam allowance?

    Maybe if you have a pic of the finished skirt unwrapped??

    Thanks so much!! I LOVE this and can’t wait to make one. That melon one is beautiful.

  5. I love this skirt but I’m sorry how do you know how big to cut your skirt ant at what angle. Did I miss something?
    Thank you.

  6. I have one question, do you have to make the inside radius of the skirt larger than your actual waist measurement so that it will overlap when you wrap it?

    1. I didn’t because I was making it for a girl whose waist and hips are exactly the same….if I were making it for me I would definitely add a couple of inches, because most women have hips (me included ;)

  7. I didn’t because I was making it for a girl whose waist and hips are exactly the same….if I were making it for me I would definitely add a couple of inches, because most women have hips (me included ;)

  8. I know Michelle asked already, but I’m still confused. If you don’t add extra measure to the waist, won’t the skirt open up too much when you walk? Whatever I did (probably wrong) made it look much more like an apron than a skirt. The seam just flapped open when it was on and tied. How do I avoid that?

    1. Angie,

      You need to make it to at least the widest part of your waist (or hips) measurement, but might want to add 5 or so inches (to that measurement before you divide out to make the radius) to make it overlap more. The one above overlaps about 3-4 inches on my daughter.

  9. Angie,

    You need to make it to at least the widest part of your waist (or hips) measurement, but might want to add 5 or so inches (to that measurement before you divide out to make the radius) to make it overlap more. The one above overlaps about 3-4 inches on my daughter.

  10. Lovely tutorial! Do you think it would be possible to wear a 1950s petticoat underneath it? I’ve just bought one for my soon-to-be-3 year old daughter, and want to make a skirt to go over the top so she can look just like me in my own petticoat and circle dress combos! Thanks in advance!

  11. That’s really nice. I’ve done makeovers with a few shirts and skirts as well. I like your wrap skirt. It’s ideal for a work outfit. I’ve made shorter more casual skirts. One of them was a lovely wrap skirt. I decided to wrap that because the shirt was light and airy. Good ways to save on clothing.

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