Your FREE JLH Skirt Pattern...

Monday, December 19, 2022

Comfortable and quick to whip up, you'll have a dozen wrap skirt 

beauties in rotation before you know it...

As the holiday season fast approaches, I wanted to give you a little gift to say THANK YOU for all of your support this year.

You can now turn your Isla and/or Jade Wrap Dress patterns into chic, easy and comfortable wrap skirts with their Free Skirt Expansion Packs.

Get your FREE Jade or Isla Wrap Skirt Expansion Packs Now...

Being someone who is instinctively drawn to dresses, having enough simple, easy separates in my wardrobe is something I'm sorely lacking.

I'm going to be focussing a lot more on separates in 2023, so gifting this little expansion pack to you felt like the right place to get the 2023 sewing year off to a great start.

So if you've been meaning to snap up (or you already own) the Jade or Isla Wrap Dress patterns, make sure you grab their free skirt expansion packs as well, so you can get even more use out of your patterns...

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The Details

Whether it's a sleek A-line skirt you prefer or an easy gathered number, the Jade and Isla Wrap Skirt Expansion packs give you all the option you need to extend the use of your current dress patterns.

Both skirts include inseam pockets and fall gracefully to just below the knee. Long tines give the option of a dramatic front or side bow, and these lengths are easily adjusted for your own personal preferences - making them shorter for a less showy bow, or longer to give the option for tying in the back.

There are no additional closures needed for your skirts - the underside tie is threaded through a buttonhole made on your sewing machine, which makes for a quick and easy sew, with no extra fuss.

There is no need to fear windy days either, as the back overlaps almost side seam to side seam on both skirts. Stepped in just a smidge so you can't see the edge of the skirt when looking from the front.


Both the Jade and Isla Wrap Dresses, as well as their Wrap Skirt Expansion Packs are available in the Original and Curve sizes, with A to F cups included, in sizes ranging from an NZ 6 to 34.


A wide range of fabrics can be used for your skirts. The Jade A-line skirt works well across light to mid-weight fabrics like rayons and silks for summer, or wools and corduroy for winter. Choose lighter weight fabrics with some draped for the gathered Isla skirt.

My maroon plaid Jade Skirt is made from a light-weight vintage wool blend, lined with a polyester lining. The mustard gathered Isla Skirt is made from a cotton/linen blend.


Keep an eye out on my Instagram account (if you're already following, you can add me to your Friends & Family list so you don't miss anything) because I'll be posting a quick reel on how to line your Jade Wrap Skirt, just like I've done on my maroon checked skirt here.

Using your Expansion Pack...

These are not complete patterns.

You will need your original Jade &/or Isla Wrap Dress patterns and instruction booklets to use these expansions.

I've designed these expansion packs so that there is no need to re-print your dress patterns. Simply print out the expansion pattern and grab your already printed skirt and pocket pieced from your dress pattern.

These Expansion Packs include a skirt waistband and waist ties, as well as the additional instructions needed for constructing your wrap skirt(s).

Please note that these expansion instructions refer to your original instructions often where techniques and steps are the same as the dress construction - so keep them handy.

The Model

I'm wearing a size 10 wrap skirt in both the Jade and Isla patterns.

You can read more about me on the pattern listing pages here for Jade and here for Isla.

Do you follow me on Instagram?

Why not share your wrap skirts with me? You can tag me or use the hashtags #JLHIsla, #JLHJade or #SewJLH so I can see and share them too.

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