city stroll wrap skirt sewing pattern
This simple wrap skirt has great style. It includes pockets, a curved hem, and a hem facing that makes for a clean and elegant finish. You’ll love how this extremely versatile skirt dresses up or down.
This simple wrap skirt has great style. It includes pockets, a curved hem, and a hem facing that makes for a clean and elegant finish. (The hem facing is also a great place to add a pop of contrast color.) The invisible closure on the skirt is made with buttons. You’ll love how this extremely versatile skirt dresses up or down.
Suitable for light- to medium-weight woven fabrics with moderate drape like chambray, lightweight canvas, sateen, twill, wool suiting, crepe, and brocade. Use self fabric or a lightweight lining fabric for the pocket bag and hem facing.
Coordinating thread, four 1/2" or 5/8" buttons (or three buttons and one large hook and eye), and lightweight woven fusible or sew-in interfacing. Optional: In place of making the hem facing, you can use 1" single-fold bias binding or 1/2" double-fold bias binding. (If you use packaged bias binding, you will only need a piece of lining approximately 12" long by 20" wide for the pocket facing instead of the suggested amount of fabric for the facings.)
size 0 2 4 6 8 10 Fabric A, 44" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards Fabric B, 44" Fabric* 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard Fabric A, 58" Fabric 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard Fabric B, 58" Fabric* 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard size 12 14 16 18 20 Fabric A, 44" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards Fabric B, 44" Fabric* 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard Fabric A, 58" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards Fabric B, 58" Fabric* 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard
* Pocket lining and hem facing.
size 0 2 4 6 8 10 Waist 27 1/2" 28 1/2" 29 1/2" 30 1/2" 31 1/2" 32 1/2" Hip 37" 38" 39" 40" 41" 42" Length* 17 1/2" 17 3/4" 18" 18 1/4" 18 1/2" 18 3/4" size 12 14 16 18 20 Waist 34" 35 1/2" 37" 39" 41" Hip 43 1/2" 45" 46 1/2" 48 1/2" 50 1/2" Length* 19" 19 1/4" 19 1/2" 19 3/4" 20"
* Measured from center back.
English System Pattern
0 32 1/2" 25" 35" 2 33 1/2" 26" 36" 4 34 1/2" 27" 37" 6 35 1/2" 28" 38" 8 36 1/2" 29" 39" 10 37 1/2" 30" 40" 12 39" 31 1/2" 41 1/2" 14 40 1/2" 33" 43" 16 42" 34 1/2" 44 1/2" 18 44" 36 1/2" 46 1/2" 20 46" 38 1/2" 48 1/2" Metric System Pattern
0 83 64 89 2 85 66 92 4 88 69 94 6 90 71 97 8 93 74 99 10 95 76 102 12 99 80 106 14 103 84 109 16 107 88 113 18 112 93 118 20 117 98 123
Average rating: (4.8 of 5) based on 17 reviewsLovely and funReviewed by Liesl O. (Verified Buyer) on 07/19/2020This pattern was very quick and fun to make! I made the size 12...it fits my waist perfectly and at 5'1" it hits me just above the knee caps. I used a plaid fabric for the skirt and a matching solid for the pockets and hem facing. It turned out beautifully!! Thank you!Was this helpful?Quick projectReviewed by MZ (Verified Buyer) on 12/10/2019This was a simple pattern to follow and turned out nicely. Using bias tape for the hem made it even easier. I did have a little trouble with the waistband matching the skirt pieces, but I was able to ease it together. And I love the pockets!Was this helpful?City stroll happyReviewed by Chris Colavizza (Verified Buyer) on 03/12/2018I wanted to actually make something quick for summer. City Stroll skirt came together in an afternoon and it's perfect. Pockets, easy for the beach, perfect for just going out on a hot sunny day. Love the finished project and am planning my next one in wool, with a lining using my building block dress book.❤💚💙💛1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Awesome SkirtReviewed by Stephanie Boone (Verified Buyer) on 02/22/2018I've been looking for an easy wrap skirt to put on top of bike shorts on cycling trips, and this pattern was perfect. I didn't even know I wanted pockets until I saw the pattern. I did it with a knit fabric and it turned out fabulous. I think I'm going to adjust the pattern and make it fully lined for a second skirt. The instructions were perfect and everything went together easily.Was this helpful?Wonderful designReviewed by Diane Doherty (Verified Buyer) on 01/01/2018I made this for my very active daughter to,wear to work. I also thought it would make a nice Travel skirt. Easy to put together, love the pocket feature.Was this helpful?Quick and fun, with a professional look!Reviewed by Claudia (Verified Buyer) on 11/10/2016I just finished my first City Stroll Skirt. I must say: I am very satisfied with this sewing project, very proud of the result and it was very fun sewing this skirt. I really enjoyed how it all came together. It is easy to sew, not time consuming at all, but still looks so professional and neat! Like all the other reviewers already mentioned. It is all true. The only "hint" I have is: chose a fabric with at least a little drape and not too much "stand". Drape is much better for this pattern than too "sturdy" and heavy fabrics - I believe. It also might help as this is a "wrap skirt" which, naturally, opens a bit when you are sitting with it. I will definitely make a second one.Was this helpful?Very smart and easy to sewReviewed by Cathlene (Verified Buyer) on 10/24/2016I made a muslin before I sewed this skirt as being a pear-shape I tend to find waists are too large if I go for a size based on my hip measurements. I marked the muslin with sizes for size 14 to size 10 and went for a size 12 which I then blended to a 10 from hips to waist and I also took out the pockets (they tend to 'scrumple-up' on me) and added 2" to the length. I'm 5'6" and adding 2" took the length at the longest point to my just sitting on my knees. The skirt came out looking lovely, like shop bought, and fits very well and looks very smart when worn. I will definitely be making more in a variety of fabrics/lengths in the future for both work/casual wear. I may even put the pockets back in! Please can you do a tutorial for adding lining or recommend a method for doing so for winter skirts?5 of 5 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Successful sew!Reviewed by Stephanie (Verified Buyer) on 10/04/2016I am returning to garment sewing after many years and my confidence level is not high. I have made a small handful of garments so far and my City Stroll skirt is so far the most successful, I think. The pdf pattern was easy to put together and the instructions were intuitive and helpful. Some things I like: I was able to squeeze the skirt out of a small amount of fabric, there are crisp elements like the faced hem as well as comfort elements like pockets, it came together pretty quickly. This is the only garment I've made so far that doesn't scream "homemade!" and I feel amazing in it. I'm not quite 5'2 so if I put the waistband at my actual waist the unmodified skirt length is probably a bit long on me but I like the skirt hitting in those two places. I don't know what the technical name is for the thrifted fabric I used - I would call it "a soft, bottom weight linen-like cotton". I've already cut out my second skirt and I am also eager to try other patterns from this company. I am truly grateful for the great instructions and the great information.3 of 3 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?fantastic skirtReviewed by Janome Gnome (Verified Buyer) on 08/21/2016Great pattern. Very versatile. Turned out incredibly flattering. Also wonderfully variable with different lengths and fabrics. Very practical in allowing movement without being revealing. I started my second one within minutes of finishing the first :)Was this helpful?Les jolis détails-Lovely detailsReviewed by Juliette Rengeval (Verified Buyer) on 03/05/2016C'est toujours un plaisir de coudre un patron Oliver+s. Taille impeccable, poches parfaites, et si tout est facile à coudre ( peu de pièces, rien de trop technique), les details sont soignés. Vivement une traduction en Français !
It's always such a pleasure to sew Oliver+s.
Fits perfectly, pockets ( oh! pockets! )... If it's an easy to sew pattern, they don't forget nice details.
I do wish for a French translation one of this days !2 of 2 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Lovely and easy to sewReviewed by Tamara on 10/31/2015I made this skirt in a size 10 for my teenage daughter for the recent forum monochrome project. I originally made the 8 but felt it didn't quite come over at the front right so sizing up proved to be successful. She loves it and is comfortable in it. It is just the right length on my her tall slender figure. I would lengthen if you find it too short - it is very easy to do. This style will suit any age, young old or inbetween. I plan to make it again soon.1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Great skirt patternReviewed by Fiona (Verified Buyer) on 10/03/2015Pattern is nicely drafted and the instructions make for a nicely finished skirt. The skirt is pretty easy to put together and so would be great for beginners.1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Easy to sew, easy to wearReviewed by Ann-Maree (Verified Buyer) on 07/24/2015This pattern is excellent. The skirt comes together really easily and the end product looks very professional. It is comfortable and easy to wear and the roomy pockets have plenty of space for a cell phone, tissues or a small purse.1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Simple yet versatileReviewed by Didge (Verified Buyer) on 07/13/2015I made the skirt this weekend. Instructions were very clear and easy to follow, in fact the construction is very simple. The skirt looks smart even though I made it in chambray. I expect I will be making some more of these. I had to concentrate to do the 1/2" seam allowances.1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Great PatternReviewed by Darcy Struble (Verified Buyer) on 07/05/2015I've made this skirt twice and it's the homemade garment that I get the most compliments on when I wear!4 of 4 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?well-written pattern.Reviewed by Lynn on 06/17/2015I am 5' 7" and size 14. It is a little short for work but is fine for casual wear. I plan to make a few more as I am more comfortable in skirts than shorts during the summer.5 of 5 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Love this skirt!Reviewed by Susan (Verified Buyer) on 06/12/2015I just finished sewing this skirt. I am 5'0" and the skirt in size 8 sews up at a nice length for me, not too short. I made it up in a navy cotton gabardine which is a bit heavier weight and it feels great. The waist fits very well and it is nicely finished with the hem facing. The next time I plan to lengthen the pattern and make it longer in a wool for wearing in the fall with boots. It is a delight to sew, quick to finish. I love the way this pattern works up.6 of 6 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?
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