Simplicity 8606 Ruffled Wrap Skirt

So let’s talk about my new favorite wrap skirt. About three years ago, I made my first wrap skirt and fell in love with how simple it was to make one. However, I wanted to find a pattern that would provide me a little more coverage when sitting down because that split in the middle gets a little too wide with these hips and thighs. Thankfully last year, I discovered the Simplicity 8606 skirt that had a curved, ruffled hem that I thought would do the trick. It was gorgeous and it needed to be mine.

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Photo by Chris Ogbonna (@cris_vista) | Shirt – DIY striped button up; Skirt – Simplicity 8606; Shoes – Adidas
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Photo by Chris Ogbonna (@cris_vista) | Shirt – DIY striped button up; Skirt – Simplicity 8606; Shoes – Adidas

I got my hands on the pattern and knew my navy blue DKNY designer fabric (I think it’s a crepe) from Wherehouse Fabrics would make such a lovely skirt. Although it’s in a solid color, the ruffle would make the skirt stand out and add a little more personality to my outfits. It hits me just at the knees which makes it just right for warmer days and yet still appropriate enough to wear at work which is an added bonus.

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Photo by Amanda Le | Shirt – Made by @thatssewmonica; Skirt – Simplicity 8606; Shoes – Dillards

I made this skirt without any modifications apart from omitting the buttonhole opening on the waistband for the waist ties to pass through. I decide to not add it the buttonhole because I didn’t like my interfacing choice. I chose a woven interfacing that didn’t allow the waistband to have the crisp flatness that I desired. Knowing what I know now, I would use a knit interfacing because even though this fabric isn’t necessarily a knit, it has a bit of stretch in it that I think made it tricky for the woven interfacing to fuse to the fabric properly. I plan to replace the interfacing in the waistband and then add the buttonhole once I am satisfied with this change. I also want to turn the hem into a narrow hem as I think it would look better with this particular fabric.

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Photo by Amanda Le | Shirt – Made by @thatssewmonica; Skirt – Simplicity 8606; Shoes – Dillards

Nevertheless, even without making any updates, I love this skirt and think it’s a fabulous pattern. It didn’t take much time to make (although hemming that ruffle felt like forever) and it goes with quite a bit in my closet, including my striped button up shirt that I made a few years ago. Don’t be surprised if you see another one of these skirts on the blog again because it is just that good (and maybe even a skirt in each view of the pattern). Until next time loves!

Love,

Christine

 

 

 

 

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