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I just can’t get enough wool skirts this winter. I’ll often go to the thrift store and sift through the tightly packed rows for retro wool plaid skirts. If you want to buy a simple wool skirt from say J.Crew it’s a fortune!
I have fallen for ones that fit in well with the holiday season- tartans, reds, blacks, whites. So I decided to make a simple holiday skirt pattern so I wouldn’t have to go sifting through those thrift racks anymore.
This skirt can be made with just 1.13 yards! Just be sure that your fabric is 58-59" wide. Most apparel fabrics are. This is a really nice because wool fabric bought at the fabric store can get kind of pricey. Once you get over 1 yard the project becomes cost prohibitive. I always use a coupon. Hancock Fabric has become my new favorite place to shop for apparel fabric. Their patterns far surpass JoAnn’s selection, at least lately.
I bought this cute wool black tartan print at Hancock Fabric. I love the look. It seems elegant enough for a cocktail party but simple enough to wear shopping. It was originally $24.99 but I bought it on sale for $14.99 AND used a coupon. It was $11.25 a yard with the 25% off coupon. This pattern will fit a size 2-8. It’s supposed to sit high at the natural waist and not at the hips.