My most recent wrap dress was pretty traditional- but my second wrap project has some cool and new elements: notably the d- ring closure and the super straight silhouette. This is the Utu skirt from Named pattern’s Breaking the Pattern. I have been steadily working my way through this gem of a book.
Wrap skirts - maybe even more than the wrap dress- are a crowd-pleasing wardrobe element. I have owned several- and they were also the run-away FAVORITE beginner sewing project when I was a student. When I went to middle school, female students were REQUIRED to take a sewing class and many chose to make a wrap skirt-remember: no zips and no buttons- but none were as cool and stylish as the Utu.
I love the look of this quick and easy to make skirt. Be forewarned- you will need to curb your gymnastic moves as there isn’t a lot of fabric overlap on this wrap. This skirt looks fabulous when standing at attention- or practicing your mountain pose (Namaste), but pay attention when bending or leaping.
The skirt is high waisted which is adorable on the pattern model- but I am long waisted- and short on the leg front. So I modified the waistline by adjusting the darts.
I had this blue and white stripe in my stash- of unknown origins and unknown – or long forgotten -fiber content. One thing is clear- it is not cotton and it is fairly stiff. The fabric properties didn’t exactly match my idea for the top- but the color was a perfect match for this blue skirt- so I improvised…the sleeves may need modification.