Border Print Wrap Skirt by Gretchen Hirsch

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ITEM # 0565874P65

Border Print Wrap Skirt by Gretchen Hirsch

ITEM # 0565874P65
Print Description

Crafting Time:
3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
Intermediate

DESCRIPTION +

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Gertie by Gretchen Hirsch collection border print fabric
  • Gertie Collection Fabrics- Sateen Rose Dot Fabric/Butterick Pattern B6167
  • 1" wide grosgrain ribbon
  • Thread to match fabric & ribbon
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron & pressing suface
  • Hooks and bars (2 sets)

DIRECTIONS:

Cutting:
Cut out a rectangle of fabric whose dimensions are found as follows: For the width, divide your waist measurement by 3 and add this figure to your waist measurement (round up to the nearest quarter inch); multiply this number by 3 (e.g., divide a waist measurement of 30" by 3 to get 10, add the result to 30 to get 40, then multiply by 3 to get 120"); finally, add one inch for seam allowances. For the length, use the desired finished length of the skirt plus one inch for seam allowances. Note the placement of the border print: for the skirt shown, the rectangle was cut out slightly above the finished edge of the fabric to make sure some of the grey polka dots were visible at the top and not too much of the leafy green print was visible at the bottom.

Cut 1" wide grosgrain ribbon of length determined as follows: Divide your waist measurement by 3 and add this figure to your waist measurement (as you did for the skirt above). Then multiply this number by 2. (e.g., divide a waist measurement of 30" by 3 to get 10, add the result to 30 to get 40, then multiply by 2 to get 80"); Finally, add one inch for seam allowances.

1. Hem the long lower edge and both short edges of the fabric rectangle. To do this, press the raw edge in 1/4", and then another 1/4", creating a doubled-up hem. Stitch along the fold of the hem, pivoting at each lower corner.
2. Gather the upper edge of the skirt by running two rows of long stitches. The first row of gathering stitches should use a 1/2" seam allowances and the second row should use a 1/4" seam allowance. Pull up the bobbin threads to gather the material.
3. Apply the waistband: fold the grosgrain ribbon in half lengthwise and place a pin at the halfway mark. Pin the ribbon to the skirt upper edge on the wrong side of the fabric, placing the pin mark at the left finished hem edge. The lower edge of the grosgrain should just cover the gathering stitches. While pinning, pull the gathers to fit the ribbon. On the right finished hem edge, turn under the short end of the ribbon 1/2" to hide the raw edge.
4. Stitch along the lower edge of the grosgrain ribbon. Trim down the skirt seam allowance to reduce bulk.
5. Fold in the remaining length of ribbon to hide your raw seam allowance, so you create a doubled-up ribbon waistband. Pin in place, and turn in the short end of the ribbon 1/2" to hide the raw edge. Stitch all the way around each edge of the waistband, pivoting at each corner.
6. Try the skirt on, overlapping right over left at the front. Pin the waistband closed where it feels comfortable and mark where the skirt overlaps.
7. Take the skirt off and sew two sets of hooks and bars to close the skirt.
8. Make a bow out of the grosgrain with tails that extend to the hem of the skirt. Hand sew the bow in place where the skirt overlaps.

REVIEWS

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<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="64785709"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Border Print Wrap Skirt by Gretchen Hirsch" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Kitty</span> from <span itemprop="name">Gorgeous and easy</span> <span itemprop="description">Yet another easy and beautiful item from Gretchen! This skirt will quickly become the most worn item in your closet. I love how versatile it is. Easily pair it with a tight black t-shirt and some rockin' retro chunky black boots and you've got a hip and trendy outfit. Next day slip in a buff or white cashmere sweater set and tasteful low heels and you are quickly transformed into Jackie Kennedy or Audrey Hepburn. However, the best look is your own - the one you create with meaningful accessories and your own beautiful self. Thanks Gretchen, for this rosy gem of a skirt idea!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-09-27</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2015-09-27" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="219290766"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Border Print Wrap Skirt by Gretchen Hirsch" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">grandma margie</span> from <span itemprop="name">just as i wanted</span> <span itemprop="description">iwanted another border print skirt. first time i have seen one that is a wrap skirt. love it. i am terrible at math, but this was easy to understand and do. thanks joanns and thanks gretchen hirsch!!!!!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-07-21</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2019-07-21" /> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2019, m_9, d_19, h_16</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.13</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_2</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_0565874P65, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_joann</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getReviews, 104ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">reviews, product</li> </ul>

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

DIRECTIONS:

Cutting:
Cut out a rectangle of fabric whose dimensions are found as follows: For the width, divide your waist measurement by 3 and add this figure to your waist measurement (round up to the nearest quarter inch); multiply this number by 3 (e.g., divide a waist measurement of 30" by 3 to get 10, add the result to 30 to get 40, then multiply by 3 to get 120"); finally, add one inch for seam allowances. For the length, use the desired finished length of the skirt plus one inch for seam allowances. Note the placement of the border print: for the skirt shown, the rectangle was cut out slightly above the finished edge of the fabric to make sure some of the grey polka dots were visible at the top and not too much of the leafy green print was visible at the bottom.

Cut 1" wide grosgrain ribbon of length determined as follows: Divide your waist measurement by 3 and add this figure to your waist measurement (as you did for the skirt above). Then multiply this number by 2. (e.g., divide a waist measurement of 30" by 3 to get 10, add the result to 30 to get 40, then multiply by 2 to get 80"); Finally, add one inch for seam allowances.

1. Hem the long lower edge and both short edges of the fabric rectangle. To do this, press the raw edge in 1/4", and then another 1/4", creating a doubled-up hem. Stitch along the fold of the hem, pivoting at each lower corner.
2. Gather the upper edge of the skirt by running two rows of long stitches. The first row of gathering stitches should use a 1/2" seam allowances and the second row should use a 1/4" seam allowance. Pull up the bobbin threads to gather the material.
3. Apply the waistband: fold the grosgrain ribbon in half lengthwise and place a pin at the halfway mark. Pin the ribbon to the skirt upper edge on the wrong side of the fabric, placing the pin mark at the left finished hem edge. The lower edge of the grosgrain should just cover the gathering stitches. While pinning, pull the gathers to fit the ribbon. On the right finished hem edge, turn under the short end of the ribbon 1/2" to hide the raw edge.
4. Stitch along the lower edge of the grosgrain ribbon. Trim down the skirt seam allowance to reduce bulk.
5. Fold in the remaining length of ribbon to hide your raw seam allowance, so you create a doubled-up ribbon waistband. Pin in place, and turn in the short end of the ribbon 1/2" to hide the raw edge. Stitch all the way around each edge of the waistband, pivoting at each corner.
6. Try the skirt on, overlapping right over left at the front. Pin the waistband closed where it feels comfortable and mark where the skirt overlaps.
7. Take the skirt off and sew two sets of hooks and bars to close the skirt.
8. Make a bow out of the grosgrain with tails that extend to the hem of the skirt. Hand sew the bow in place where the skirt overlaps.