Ankle-Length Wrap Skirt Patterns (Easy Women’s Sewing Ideas)

Make your own SKIRT! Be inspired to sew a long wrap skirt with these cute and easy ankle length wrap skirt patterns.

I have a collection of ankle-length wrap skirt patterns to inspire you to create a skirt that reflects your style. So grab your sewing stuff, and let’s start a project!

If you enjoy creating stylish and versatile pieces for your wardrobe, you’re in the right place.

Ankle-length wrap skirts offer timeless elegance and effortless charm, and they can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Whether you prefer a flowy bohemian style, a ruffle edge, or a more straight design, these patterns will encourage you!

These graceful and feminine skirts are a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. With today’s ideas, you can create your very own collection.

Step outside your comfort zone and experiment with different fabrics and styles today!

How Do You Style a Wrap Skirt?

Styling a long, wrap skirt is easy and fun! The beauty of a wrap skirt is that it can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Pair it with a fitted t-shirt, crop, or tank top for a casual look, or dress it up with a tucked-in blouse. Next, wrap the skirt around your waist, ensuring it’s secure but tight. You can tie it in a bow or knot at the side or back, whichever you prefer. If the skirt has a pattern, pair it with a solid-colored top or vice versa for a balanced look.

To jazz it up, add a simple medallion, statement necklace, or dangly earrings, or keep it simple with a cute bracelet.

When it comes to shoes, a heeled or flat sandal is an excellent choice for a laid-back vibe. Try a nude colorway for the most versatility. A closed-toe heel can elevate the look for a night out. Consider adding a denim jacket or cardigan for a chilly day for extra style and warmth.

Wrap Skirt Outfit Ideas

Below is dreamy inspiration from Anthropologie. If you change your mind about sewing a skirt, you can also shop their styles by clicking the photos.

Maeve Wrap Skirt ruffle wrap skirts

Pair it with a tank, tube top, graphic tee, halter or asymmetrical top, or a flowy bohemian blouse for a casual, laid-back look.

If you want a more polished outfit, choose a delicate peasant blouse, fitted button-down shirt, tailored blouse, or a sleek camisole.

Remember to accessorize with sunglasses, fun shoes, a belt, a hat, statement jewelry, or a bag to complete the outfit.

My Skirt Pattern – Simplicity 8133

Here is the easy-to-sew great pattern I chose. This beginner skirt gives you specialized, easy-to-follow instructions for first-time sewers.

Learn to cut a pattern, sew a shaped waistband with a tie end, sew a patch pocket, and apply trim.

Simplicity Pattern 8133 has a sewing skills rating that is “very easy.”

Ankle Length Wrap Skirt Patterns

Check out these eight fabulous sewing patterns from various commercial brands that will have you making a cute skirt and feeling stylish in no time.

Click the images to purchase the patterns. Paper pattern and PDF pattern downloads are available. Affiliate links in color.

Simplicity S8612 easy-to-sew sewing level
Know Me Pattern ME2013 This pattern is not on Amazon yet.

Sewing Supplies Needed

To make an ankle-length wrap skirt, you will need these sewing supplies. Here’s a list of the essentials.

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Fabric
Thread
Pattern
Sewing Scissors
Rotary Cutter
Sewing Layout Board
Safe Cutting Surface
Pins and Needles
Sewing Machine
Tape Measure
Seam Ripper
Iron and Ironing Board
Elastic
or Zipper as needed

Remember to check your specific pattern instructions for any additional supplies required.

What is the Best Material for a Wrap Skirt?

Many options exist when choosing types of fabrics for a wrap skirt.

Your fabric requirements and the types of fabrics you choose depend on various factors, such as beautiful drape, texture, season, and occasion.

Find fabric store ideas (online and in-person) in this mini skirt post.

I chose this soft and sweet multi-stripe seersucker in a coral mandarin colorway from Stantex. It is 55% cotton and 45% polyester, so it wears well and does not wrinkle much.

Here are eleven mid to lightweight fabrics that would work well for your wrap skirts.

Cotton
Linen
Silk
Chambray
Rayon
Denim
Jersey
Wool Crepe
Velvet
Tencel
Chiffon

Wrap Skirt Modifications

You do not have to follow the DIY wrap skirt pattern exactly. Instead, give yourself the creative freedom to modify and customize your wrap skirt according to your preferences.

Use the retail pattern or print the pdf sewing pattern and make adjustments.

Here are a few ideas.

Adjust the Length

This may seem obvious, but if you want a totally different skirt, you can simply make it shorter or longer.

Measure the desired length from your waist to determine where to cut the fabric. Remember to add extra fabric for hemming.

Fabric Mixing

Another option is to use multiple fabrics or prints in your skirt design.

You could create contrasting panels or facings, combine different textures, or use color-blocking techniques.

Mixing materials can add visual interest and make your skirt one of a kind like you!

Embellishments and Trims

Personalize your skirt by adding embellishments and trims. This could include decorative stitching, lace trim, ribbon, or embroidery.

These details can enhance the overall aesthetic of the skirt and make it uniquely YOU.

Add Ruffles or Layers

Consider incorporating ruffles or additional layers to your wrap skirt to add visual interest and texture.

Some patterns include it, but you can also attach a ruffle along the hemline or add a tiered effect with multiple layers.

Change the Closure Style

The wrap skirt’s simple design typically features a tie-piece closure at the waist. However, you can experiment with different closure options.

For example, you could replace the ties with buttons, snaps, or a zipper for a different look and ease of wear.

Pockets

If you prefer skirts with pockets, you can easily add them to the skirt.

Depending on your sewing skills and the desired look, you can choose between side seams or patch pockets by adding a couple of pattern pieces.

Vary the Wrap Style

The classic wrap skirt usually wraps from the front and ties at the side or back. However, you can experiment with different styles.

For example, you could create a diagonal wrap by extending one side of the skirt or a crossover wrap by overlapping the front panels.

Alter the Waistband

Instead of a standard waistband, you could explore different styles. This could include a wide band, a contoured waistband, or a high-waisted design.

Add elastic or adjustable elements to the band for comfort and versatility.

Remember to consider the overall design and functionality of the skirt when making modifications.

If you are making significant changes, creating a mock-up or test garment is an excellent idea to ensure it fits well and achieves the desired look.

With creativity, you can transform a basic ankle-length wrap skirt into a unique and personalized garment.

FAQ

How many yards do I need to make a wrap skirt?

The yardage required to make a wrap skirt can vary depending on several factors, such as length, width, size, and fabric width. However, a knee-length wrap skirt typically requires around 2 to 3 yards (1.8 to 2.7 meters) of fabric. You will need more for a longer ankle-length skirt or a fuller silhouette, while a shorter or narrower skirt would require less.

Are wrap skirts easy to make?

Wrap skirts are easy to make, especially if you have some basic sewing skills. The construction of a wrap skirt is pretty straightforward as it does not require any special closures (like zippers or elastic).

Are wrap skirts slimming?

Wrap skirts are often considered slimming. The adjustable fit allows you to alter the skirt to your shape and size. You can wrap it tighter or looser around your waist, depending on your preference. This is flattering by accentuating your curves and creating a streamlined look. High-waisted wrap skirts give the illusion of longer legs and a more defined waistline, elongating the lower body and creating a slimming effect.

What is a wraparound skirt called?

Wrap or wraparound skirts are known by several other names, depending on the region and cultural context. Below are alternative names from different cultures around the world. Sarongs are used in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Pāreu or pareo is used in Tahiti and other Polynesian cultures. A lava-lava is a skirt worn by both men and women in Samoa. In East Africa; Tanzania, and Kenya, a wraparound skirt is known as a Kanga. Lappa is used in West Africa and in countries like Ghana and Liberia. Dhoti is worn by men in India and other South Asia.

Free Patterns

Discover how to make beginner sewing projects following the posts below.

Hobo Bag Pattern (Free Pattern)
Easy DIY Dog Bandana
DIY Bag Crossbody Bag
Easy DIY Elastic Waist Skirt Pattern
DIY Easter Basket Liner Ideas (with Pattern)
Drawstring Backpack Pattern or Lined Drawstring Bag
Free Wrap Skirt Pattern

Tutorials

Learn how to make all kinds of fun projects with these sewing tutorials below.

How to Make an Easy DIY Basket Liner
How to Make Easy DIY Pillow Covers

More Sewing Pattern Ideas

Find more DIY clothing and accessories styles and patterns in these posts.

They include beginner-friendly sewing projects, too!

Mini Skirt Patterns
Hooded Cape DIY
Easy Summer Dress Patterns
Halter Dress Patterns
Tie Front Blouse Pattern
DIY Crossbody Purse or Bag (Free Printable Pattern)
Crossbody Baguette Style Purse
DIY Child or Adult Apron

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xo,
Cindy

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