Today, let’s explore ideas for wrap-around skirts for women (DIY patterns).
There are so many fun options. And this is by far one of my favorite styles to wear!
I just love wrap skirts, how they drape, fit, and look amazing on all body types, covering up flaws and accentuating assets.
They are so versatile and can be worn casually, with flip-flops, or dressed to the nines.
Floral Wrap Skirt
For my sewing project below, I used this pattern – vintage Vogue 8338 to create this pink flowery, feminine number.
Throw on a denim jacket or light sweater, and you are good to go.
I paired it with neutral wedges, but it would also work with nude or rose gold sandals. (Here are more ideas for what to wear with rose gold shoes.)
Vintage, meaning I bought it years ago, probably at JoAnn Fabrics, not at an antique store. 😂
More sewing projects here
I still miss a beloved wrap skirt I donated to Goodwill years ago.
There was likely a reason at the time, but now I can’t remember what I was thinking.
This sewing pattern is going to help me fill the emotional void. 🙂
You can still find Very Easy Very Vogue 8338 on eBay and Etsy as I write this post.
If you can’t, I have searched for other similar wrap skirt-style sewing patterns.
Here’s what I found.
DIY Patterns for Wrap Skirts
There are so many modern choices for wrap skirt sewing patterns.
Check out these Simplicity pattern styles; they are so cute.
I’ve also included buying sources below each photo. (affiliate links below)
Simplicity S9048 | Simplicity S9111
Simplicity 8606 Here and Here | Simplicity 8133
Simplicity 8699 | Simplicity 8792
Very Easy Very Vogue 8338 Review
Overall, this vintage Vogue pattern is moderately 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, which is slightly different from what I am used to.
It is NOT one long rectangular panel of fabric.
Unlike other wrap styles, 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, as nothing will be accidentally showing.
So my final thought would be it was worth the extra effort because now it’s easy to wear and put on!
But, if you prefer a flat piece of fabric wrap, choose one of the other patterns. 🙂
More Skirt Pattern Ideas
You may want to check out two other skirt posts on my site.
The first one is a tutorial with a free printable pattern.
Okay, now, back to wrap skirts!
Trim with a Continuous Bias Strip
I followed the pattern instructions completely, with one exception.
My fabric is very lightweight; therefore, I wanted a very light trim with minimal bulk around the edges, so I used a different trim method.
I found and purchased this nifty little bias tape maker!
I bought a whole set on Amazon that includes five tools, all with different widths, and I really enjoyed using it.
This tool would work well for 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!
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 instruction guide is below.
Bias Trim Finishing Instructions
1 Cut a strip of fabric that is on the bias and insert it through a 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 timeless.
This Very Easy Very Vogue pattern is still readily available online at Etsy and eBay sites, and you can buy it for a song.
Finally, if you like this skirt style, check out another wrap skirt here.
I made this green one that is similar to the floral skirt because I love the ease and fit.
I’m so glad you stopped by. Which of the DIY Patterns for Wrap Skirts are you going to try first?
Leave me a note in the comment box below.
I’d love to hear what you are making!
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