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Nita Wrap Skirt | Workwear Wednesday

March 23, 2016

It is no secret that I love to sew, but workwear is a new adventure for me.  So, when I saw that Beth of Sew DIY was looking for pattern testers for a wrap skirt, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to make something versatile and be able to put my own personal style on it.  Allow me to introduce to you my very own version of the Nita Wrap Skirt!

Nita Wrap Skirt for #WorkwearWednesday -- Handmade floral linen wrap skirt with a light sweater & gold slip-on's | Delightfully KristiNita Wrap Skirt for #WorkwearWednesday -- Handmade floral linen wrap skirt with a light sweater & gold slip-on's | Delightfully Kristi

This skirt was super simple to make and the pattern was really easy to follow!  The pattern itself comes with three optional lengths – mini, midi and maxi – and three different waist closure options – button, D-ring or tie waist.  I went for a mini with a button closure (I have a love affair with buttons) and used a lightweight floral linen for the material.

The only alteration I made was to add a small hidden snap about halfway down the front slit to make it more appropriate for work.  (I can’t have the skirt gaping open in front of the students!)  I have to say that absolutely love how easy it is to throw on this wrap skirt and dress it up or down.  I also love the faux wood grain button I chose made from recycled plastic!

Nita Wrap Skirt for #WorkwearWednesday -- Handmade floral linen wrap skirt with a light sweater & gold slip-on's | Delightfully KristiNita Wrap Skirt for #WorkwearWednesday -- Handmade floral linen wrap skirt with a light sweater & gold slip-on's | Delightfully Kristi

The details: light speckled sweater (American Eagle) // white camisole tank (Target) // linen wrap skirt (handmade – get the pattern here!) // gold slip-on’s (American Eagle via Marshall’s) // blue quartz stud earrings (Ann Taylor Loft)

Nita Wrap Skirt for #WorkwearWednesday -- Handmade floral linen wrap skirt with a light sweater & gold slip-on's | Delightfully KristiNita Wrap Skirt for #WorkwearWednesday -- Handmade floral linen wrap skirt with a light sweater & gold slip-on's | Delightfully Kristi

I have a quick confession to make – the theme for today’s Workwear Wednesday is actually wrap dresses… but I hate wrap dresses!  Okay, let me amend that by saying that I have yet to try on a wrap dress that I actually like, BUT I am in love with my handmade wrap skirt, so I hope that qualifies!!

If you do want to see two really great wrap dresses, however, please check out Justine of The Thrifty Girl’s Guide and Nout of Sandpaper Kisses to see how they styled their wrap dress workwear looks!

What about you, are you a fan of the wrap dress??  Would you wear a Nita wrap skirt?

If you want to see more of the Nita Wrap Skirt, just check out the #NitaWrapSkirt tag on social media – there are a TON of cute makes!!

As always, thanks for reading!  :)

Delightfully, Kristi (signature)

 

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2 Comments

  • Nout @ SandpaperKissesBlog

    It’s totally okay if you don’t like wrap dresses! I LOOOOOVE the wrap skirt you made. I have some great fabric and I’ve been meaning to sew something but patterns always overwhelm me and I give up. If this one’s really easy, I might be willing to give it a try. I wish we lived closer so that I could get some pro lessons from you :)

    March 30, 2016 at 5:49 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you so much (and thanks for accepting my ambivalence towards wrap dresses haha)! Sewing patterns can be really weird and tricky to follow, especially if you’re not familiar with them (I still read patterns sometimes and I’m like WUT?!). BUT that’s why I love all of the amazing indie pattern designers because they’re typically WAY easier to follow, like this Nita Wrap Skirt pattern – totally easy instructions!

      I would love it if we lived closer, sewing lessons would be SEW much fun!!! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself haha)! ;)

      April 10, 2016 at 1:25 pm Reply

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