Every spring I head to Ventura, California for our annual Craftcation: Business + Maker’s Conference. Ventura is one of my favorite California beach towns because the temperature is pretty much in the mid 70s year round, it has a great downtown filled with restaurants, shops, bars and historic buildings and somehow it’s still held onto this old-school relaxed artsy California beach town vibe. Despite the fact that I spend almost two weeks there every spring, I don’t get to really experience the town the way other tourists do because I’m working long hours for Craftcation. So, last year I decided to have my 40th birthday there so I could finally have a chance to experience the awesomeness of Ventura first-hand (instead of via our Craftcation attendee’s Instagram feeds).
I rented a house right on the beach and packed everything I could possibly need (ie: half of my closet, all of my board games and (of course) a TON of art supplies. At the end of the week, I realized that although I had used most of my art supplies, most of the clothing I’d brought was still in my suitcase. Aside from my bathing suit, the thing I wore every single day was a vintage wrap skirt. It was the perfect thing to throw on for morning beach walks, watching the sunset at night and everything in between. This summer I’m headed back to Ventura (I’m making this trip an annual occasion with family and friends) and now that I know what actually gets not only taken out of my suitcase but worn daily, I’ve created this simple pattern for a DIY easy to sew wrap skirt. I LOVE this pattern because it’s easily adjustable to any size body (even kids), quick to sew and only requires basic sewing skills!
For the full tutorial, head over to Bernina’s blog, We All Sew.