+ The 4 step – draped tulip wrap skirt tutorial

skirt: self-made  top/hat: h&m  shoes: f21
I think I’m really falling in love with wrap skirts. They are easy to make, very cute, and so comfy. I’ve seen this draped tulip dress around and decided to make one. It took a few test runs to figure out the drape, but I finally figured it out and decided to share. Next time, I’m going to make it out of a polyester, and make it fall to my ankles…I better go get started with that before I start on my neglected house cleaning, my husband will love that I’m sure.
Thanks for letting me use your house and taking my pictures meta!

at least 1 yard-1.5 yards of fabric (flowy and light, I chose a light knit so i didn’t have to hem)
ribbon at least 2 times the size of you waist
sewing machine
1. Cut out fabric in the shape of this. Make the length as long as you want the back of the skirt plus 8″or so to make up for the drape once sewn. Make the bottom curve at least the width of your waist times 2, making the top curve even wider.
**The more of an arch on top the more draped it will be. If anything, do less of an arch on top…this is the most draped I would go.
2. Gather the top curve from point to point.
**Optional: hem the bottom curve, I used knit so I didn’t have to because knit doesn’t fray easily.
3. Use at least a 2″ wide ribbon (or you can make a wide fabric waist band from this tutorial), we are using a ribbon because it doesn’t fray. Make the length  your waist + half waist (because of the wrap) + enough for a bow or just a tie. Pin and sew the edge of the ribbon to the BACK gathered part at top, leaving half of what the bow will be out.
4. Fold over to the front side and pin down. Iron if you desire. Sew the edge of the ribbon down over the front gathered edge. This covers the gathered raw edge of the skirt. Now you can wrap and tie and wear!



  1. You wear wrap skirts well! I’ve never pulled one off, worried about my straight hips, but yours looks great with that cool sweater!

    And, um, OMG, that wallpaper! Sooo cool!

  2. Oooh, I need to make one pronto. Thanks!


  3. Hey, can you tell me where you got your wallpaper!? I LOVE it!!!

  4. How fun!! What a perfect wall to stand beside too:)


  5. that looks like orla kiely wallpaper to me and i love it!

  6. I’m so glad I follow you blog right now for this tutorial alone….Since I got back into sewing, or into actually sewing articles of clothing and not just hemming my jeans ;), I’ve been trying to figure out how to make THIS skirt! I’ve ruined many yards of cheap jersey in the process, and now that I have this tutorial I might just splurge on some nice jersey and finally have my perfectly comfortable tulip skirt!

  7. OK let’s get it out there, the wall paper is amazing, but the skirt, the skirt is to die for I LOVE it. Pretty cold here now so I am thinking of making one and wearing with thick black tights and a cosy jumper – thanks for the inspiration (Again) xxx

  8. How cute are YOU?!?!? Pinning this immediately.

  9. LOVE this skirt!

    would be SO cute with colored tights in the winter!

    xo – heather

  10. Perfectly pretty! I agree with Heather above, would be super cute with colored tights too!



  11. Hi!
    Just wanted to comment and let you know what a huge inspiration you are. It is so fun to read all your posts and look at all the gorgeous pictures, can’t wait for your next project!
    You’ve recently got me inspired to redesign t-shirts and I just blogged about making two t-shirts into one long sleeved fitted T. I hope it’s okay that I linked to your page!

  12. I LOVE THIS! I might have to try this… maybe make it a dress?

  13. Love this. The skirt is beautiful and that wall paper…amazing!

  14. LOVE this easy version of your wrap skirt! I will have to do one now, I’ve been putting it off for too long!

  15. Love this skirt, and you look simply amazing!!! So very pretty! Have you done any professional modeling in the past? you darn well could have if you didn’t! Love your site (you are tied with Megan from “Brassy Apple”, she’s pretty amazing also!). I’ve made your square top, and one of your maxi dresses, and they all are so cool! I just love them!! Keep the creativity coming! Cheers!

  16. Love this idea! I’m always looking for comfy chic looks!


    swaney e

  17. Excellent shot!

  18. The skirt is cute, but OMG do I love that wallpaper. Also I love how the name of the skirt goes well with it.

  19. This is such a cute skirt! Now if only you could do a tutorial on how to look so amazing all of the time haha =)

  20. Wow – I love it!

  21. This is a topic that is close to my heart… Take care! Exactly where are your contact details though?

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  23. Made the skirt. It’s super cute., and I was very pleased with the way it looks. The next one I make, I will definitely do the bottom width 2.5xmy waist measurement, because unfortunately the little tulip opens to high for my comfort. This one, fortunately will be gorgeous on my petite friend. It was quick and achievable for this beginning sewer. Thank you!!!

  24. I love that you do themes each month. It makes sewing so much more fun! And this skirt is so perfect for the end of summer. Thanks for sharing a simple pattern!

  25. I can’t wait to make this! I wear dresses & skirts exclusively & am in dire need of some new skirts!


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