Gingham Midi Wrap Skirt: Simplicity Sew Simple A8682
Happy Thursday everyone! If any of you are like me, you may be on the fence about letting go of some of your favorite summer prints because of a little change in the weather. Fortunately, gingham is trending as a summer and fall essential pattern. Now truth be told I would wear it even if it were not (I mean look at this skirt), but if being trendy is your thing you can rest assured because gingham is definitely on trend. Of course, it's easier to make a switch from summer to fall if you pick a versatile gingham color such as black, navy, or red. Pair those colors with fall shoes and accessories and your good to go.
Speaking of gingham versatility, please give hobby lobby a round of applause. My local hobby lobby has an entire section dedicated to gingham, so as soon as I decided that this wrap skirt would be made in gingham, I only had to make a brief trip to hobby lobby. Y’all know I used that 40% off coupon, so I ended up with four yards of fabric for less than $20 (#winning).
I used Simplicity Sew Simple A8682 to create the wrap skirt. Disclaimer: I have only seen the sew simple patterns at Walmart. I am not sure if Simplicity discontinued this line, but the company doesn't sell Sew Simple patterns on the website. Regardless, the great thing about this sub-brand is it only cost $.99 at Walmart. The pattern itself is straightforward and beginner friendly. It consists of 6 pieces: a skirt front, a skirt back, waistband, right tie end, left tie end, and pocket. So if you come across it at your local Walmart I recommend purchasing it. I cut the size 12 and made one modification, which was shortening the skirt length by three inches. My only dislike is be the pucker in the pocket region that arose after I attached the patch pockets. This is my second time sewing a wrap skirt, but I like that this pattern has a button hole on the waistband. When you wrap the skirt, you will insert the longer strap through the buttonhole. That will help the waistband lie flat when it is wrapped.
I paired this skirt with my red DIY bodysuit, which I reviewed here. I wore this to work and styled it with Mixed No. 6 Trissa Pumps in solid black to make the gingham pop. This look can easily be dressed down by exchanging the pumps with a pair of all black or black and white converse. Hope I have inspired you to throw a little gingham into your fall wardrobe. Until next time, XOXO!