30 Jul Wrap Skirt Pattern – Vintage Vogue
I just love wrap skirts. I love how they drape, fit and look amazing on all body types, covering up flaws and accentuating assets. Worn casual, with flip-flops or dressed to the nine’s, they are so versatile. For my sewing project today, I used a wrap skirt pattern – vintage Vogue 8338 to sew this flowery, feminine number. Vintage, meaning I bought it years ago probably at JoAnn Fabrics, not that I found it in an antique store. 😂“You’ll never miss anything you get rid of”, I’ve heard my husband say time and time again. Bless him. Not always true though. I’m still missing a beloved wrap skirt that I donated a few years back. I’m sure I had a reason at the time, but now I cannot remember what it was. What was I thinking? Since then I’ve been on the hunt for a wrap skirt sewing pattern with a style that I like as well as that ‘ol favorite. (I may be trying out more patterns in future posts, I hope you will follow along!)
Very Easy Very Vogue 8338 Review
Overall, this vintage Vogue pattern is very easy to sew, but the drawings are quite abbreviated so it took me a while to figure some things out. What confused me the most was its basic construction is slightly different than I was used to. It is NOT one long rectangular panel of fabric, it’s actually sewn completely in a circle, as a regular skirt would be. Then it wraps upon itself. Technically it works the same way as a traditional wrap skirt, but the main difference is that there is no “split”. As skirts go, it’s safer to wear, there won’t be anything accidentally showing.
Trim With A Continuous Bias Strip
I followed the pattern instructions completely, with one exception, I used a different trim method. My fabric is very lightweight therefore I wanted a very light trim with minimal bulk around the edges. I purchased a nifty little bias tape maker. Actually, I bought a whole set on Amazon which includes 5 tools, all with different widths. I really enjoyed using it. They would work so well if you wanted to do any project with trim. Use a wider one for more emphasis or a thinner one to keep it subtle. Contrasting trim would be very fun to try also. Sorry to ramble, okay, back to the project.I followed the pattern directions to make one continuous bias strip, then I ran it through one of the bias tape makers above and pressed it with an iron as I went. Obviously, you could do this by hand, but the tool makes it accurate, fast, easy and fun.😁
My step by step instructions are below.
Bias Tape Trim Finishing Instructions
1. Cut a strip of fabric that is on the bias and insert through bias trim tool. Wiggle it to get it properly threaded.
2. Pull straight through. Press the two folds flat as you go.
3. Next, fold the strip in half, inward and press again as you go.
4. Pin the bias trim around the top and bottom of the skirt
5. Topstitch the bias tape in place.
6. Iron the skirt to a beautiful finish!
I hope you will try to make a wrap skirt! They are easy and in my opinion, timeless. This Very Easy Very Vogue pattern is still readily available online at Etsy sites and eBay sites alike, and you can buy it for a song.
I’m so glad you stopped by. Let me know what project you are working on? I’d love to hear!
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