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Welcome to the April sewing project! Such a wrap skirt is an absolute classic and easy to sew and construct. For me, a wrap skirt is the perfect quick warm weather sewing project that we hope to have soon. A wrap skirt allows a variety of design options, so I’ve collected a few design ideas for you below. How do you like this skirt? So that you can share your sewing projects with all of us according to these instructions, I have named the skirt “Calais” and all projects are collected under the hashtag #SewionistaCalais. The best thing to do is to tag me @sewionista so that I can easily find your work and post it in my stories. Calais has a wide waistband and a wide ribbon that is crossed at the back and tied at the front. The skirt has a wide flap at the front so that it doesn’t show too much skin when it is wrapped. The skirt has a swinging width thanks to the darts that are twisted to form the A-line. In addition, the skirt has seam pockets, as pockets simply cannot be missing from a skirt;). Next Sunday I’ll show you how to construct this skirt with the help of a basic skirt sloper.

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Pattern drafting techniques:

  • Wide waistband
  • Wide waist tie
  • Overlap at the front
  • Inseam pockets
  • Darts twisted to form the A-line


There are also many different design options for the Rock Calais. Simply by the type of closure, the width of the waistband and the choice of pockets you can achieve very different looks. I have put together a few ideas for you here, but there are really no limits to your imagination.

So that you can construct and sew your own skirt Merris, you need a well-fitting basic skirt sloper. In my shop you will find a basic skirt sloper in sizes XXS – 4XL (EU 32-48, US 2-18, UK 6-22), which you can print out as a PDF or have it plotted. So that the basic skirt sloper fits you perfectly, I have put together the most common adjustments in this and this blog post.In addition to the basic skirt cut, you need 1x the length + approx. 30 cm for the seam allowances and the binding tape with a fabric width of at least 140 cm from a medium-weight fabric. For the summer I can very well imagine the skirt made of linen, viscose, or cotton. Classic patterns such as stripes or checks also come into their own on the cut. It becomes feminine with small or large flower prints. I will sew the skirt from a white and blue striped fabric, which will give the skirt a nautical look.

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Here is the schedule again at a glance:

  • April 11 Pattern construction skirt Calais
  • April 18 Sewing instructions for skirt Calais
  • April 25 Presentation skirt Calais

Fancy sewing your own version of the skirt Calais this month? Feel free to write your plans in the comments.

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