ASYMMETRICAL WRAP SKIRT | VOGUE 8956

If you’ve been a part of my community for a while then you probably know that sometimes I squeal when I make a piece that I love. Can I tell you this asymmetrical wrap skirt made me squeal and start modeling? LOL! There was a full runway fashion show scene in my bathroom. Oh my GOSH! I love this skirt so much.

Asymetrical Wrap Skirt | Vogue 8956

Another thing I ALWAYS do before making a new garment is style it. That’s right, I style my garments before I even cut out the pattern. That’s actually one of my favorite parts of the sewing process. I love to imagine what the garment will look like when I put it on my body.

 

I envisioned this skirt with a black turtleneck top and tall black boots. I wasn’t disappointed at all once I got dressed. But first, I wanted to try it on with my SEW Sister t-shirt! I’m really digging that look too, and I can see it with a black leather jacket on cool nights out.

Asymetrical Wrap Skirt
Asymetrical Wrap Skirt
Asymetrical Wrap Skirt

I used Vogue 8956 to sew the skirt. At the time I’m posting this information, the pattern is still in print and available for purchase. When I saw the pattern cover, I fell in love with View A. However, I wanted my hem longer, so I cut the length for View B. I’m really loving View D too, so I may be sewing that up real soon.

I used this beautiful Jacquard Double Knit fabric that I purchased from Style Maker Fabrics  a few years ago. It’s a soft sweater knit but not very stretchy, which is perfect for this skirt. I chose this fabric because I wanted a winter vibe for the skirt. It was very easy to work with. Unfortunately, the fabric is no longer available. But you can click the link at the bottom of this post to find similar knit fabrics.

The pattern is designed for woven fabrics and the suggestions on back of the envelope are as follows: Wool Flannel, Gabardine, and Crepe. If you’re a beginner, it’s okay to substitute knit fabrics for woven. But don’t substitute woven for knits without making adjustments to the pattern.

This was a quick and easy sew for me, so I completed the project in two days. I usually cut on day one and start sewing on day two. Now let me tell you about the best part of sewing this skirt. Are you ready? I used three different machines.

Using the Vibrant Serger to sew the main seams helps to speed the process because it finishes off the seam allowances while sewing the seams. Sewing the darts and under stitching the facings must be done on the Soprano. I could have attached the waistband to the skirt with the serger but whenever a seam will be encased, I don’t bother finishing the allowance. I sew the seam with the sewing machine and trim the allowance before pressing.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to have a dedicated coverstitch machine. Every time I use it to hem my garments, I’m smiling because it does a beautiful job. I used a triple coverstitch for my skirt hem. If you’re not familiar with what a coverstitch machine is, I have a full series with four videos on my YouTube Channel that covers everything about this machine. I’m in love and can’t imagine not having a coverstitch in my life.

Every time I sew something I love, I usually say I’m gonna make it again. LOL! Most of the time I don’t, but I’m thinking about this one seriously. I will be posting a Pattern Review to my YouTube channel soon to share more details about the pattern. And just in case you’re wondering, I am “thinking” about doing a sew along video. No promises–just thinking–but only if there’s interest.

Asymetrical Wrap Skirt

There are so many styling options for this skirt. I like it with the turtleneck and high heels too. Now, I don’t wear high heels the way I used to. To rock these babies, I have to be going somewhere to sit down. LOL! It’s just a shame. I have a closet full of high heels that I used to wear, but they’re only for sitting now. LOL! I know I’m not the only one. The boots are different, though. There’s more support, so I can wear them much longer.

Asymetrical Wrap Skirt

If you’re digging the SEW Sister t-shirt that I’m wearing with the skirt, you can get one for yourself by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!

If you’re a new beginner, or have never touched a sewing machine, my online sewing course is open for enrollment. It’s a self-paced course for those who want to be guided step-by-step with lots of details while learning to sew. I remove all the distractions and focus on the basics so that you can build a firm foundation and master the basics. Once you master the basics of sewing, you will be able to increase your skills with confidence. You can learn to sew this asymmetrical wrap skirt with no problem when you learn to master the basic skills. Click the photo below to get more information about the course and to enroll while seats are still available.

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THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY BABY LOCK. ALL SEWING MACHINES MENTIONED IN THIS POST WERE GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR POSTS. I AM ALSO RECEIVING FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR THIS POST. ALL OPINIONS SHARED REGARDING RELATED PRODUCTS ARE MY OWN.

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This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Trish

    Anita, I love the asymmetrical skirt and the fabric.

  2. CallMeSu

    Sold. Bag it up ma’am Ill take it home. I’m so happy that I came across this post when I did because I am planning a winter trip to NYC and I think this will be the perfect piece to look interesting and polished while still being able to layer underneath and keep warm as I’m out and about outside. Great make Anita!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Su! Awesome! YES! This will be perfect for your trip. Have fun making your skirt.

  3. Lynnette

    Love it!

  4. Carla Leilani

    Hi Anita, yes, yes, yes, that skirt is everything. I Love both looks and a black leather jacket would definitely be a hit!

  5. Pam

    Love this skirt and love your style

  6. Laura

    P.S. I’d love a sew along video for the skirt, using all three machines!

  7. Laura

    What a fabulous skirt, Anita! It looks fantastic on you!

    I bought a Bernette cover stitch machine last year, but haven’t used it much yet. I find it hard to line up the foot on the right side, so that the stitches cover the hem on the back side. Do you find you have the same issue with your Babylock?

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Laura! Please take a look at the video on my YouTube channel on how to use a Coverstitch machine. I show you exactly how to line it up so that you cover the hem on the backside. The link is at the bottom of this blog post.