Project Run and Play, Skirting the Issue…

In case you missed it, the Wrap Skirt premiered as a guest post for the Skirting the Issue Series over at Project Run & Play



Hi everyone! Jessica from Me Sew Crazy here, a Season 2 contestant, and one of the ‘sewalong’ judges for Project Run & Play!

I am honored to be taking part in the Skirting the Issue event, helping children in Foster Care is a fantastic cause. And I applaud Liz & Elizabeth for taking it on this Summer!

That being said, I really wanted to come up with a skirt that would be able to fit multiple sizes. It’s easy to use a skirt you already have on hand as a template. But more often than not – if you are making something for a child that isn’t yours (like one in Foster Care for example), you don’t have that template skirt.

So how do you make something that is guaranteed to fit a child of multiple ages and sizes, without using elastic? I give you my version of the Wrap Skirt…


By adapting the traditional wrap skirt by using multiple buttonholes along the waistband, this ensures a proper fit every time.

And of course, by not using elastic this wrap skirt is suitable to make for any age or size – Child, teen, or adult!

So, let’s get down to business. Making the Wrap Skirt.

If making this for a child, you will need approximately 1 yard of fabric and your basic sewing essentials.

For your free pattern to fit sizes 3 thru 6T, see below at the end of this post.

But I will also show you how to draft your own pattern.

Let’s get started…

Skip the first 2 steps if you are using the free pattern offered




Continuing on with pattern










You may want to add more than one beltloop for the various sizes. This ensures a proper fit and keeps the waist band tie in place.


And there you have it!

A super cute Wrap Skirt that will fit just about anyone…


Thanks so much for having me here Liz & Elizabeth! I have been loving following along with the Skirting the Issue Series, as well as the Flickr friends Series last month. Such good things happening at Project Run & Play. I look forward seeing what is new every day!

And to all of you Project Run & Play readers, I hope you will come on over and say hi sometime…

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For your free 3 – 6T pattern, see below.

Wrap Skirt Pattern


Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    I loved this when I first saw this, the colors just make it so happy, which makes me smile. Thanks for sharing it again. This is going on the list of things to make soon!


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