How are the Halloween parties and spooky decorations going? I painted two pumpkins for my office decorations as we did not have any other “Halloween” decorations up. I’ll put up a picture of both of them on my Instagram if you’d like to see what I came up with.
Ok then, today’s project is on making an asymmetrical wrap skirt. Has anyone noticed that I have been keeping away from zippers lately? It is just to show you that even though like me, you do not fancy putting on zippers, there are ways around it 😁.
What You Need:
3. Skirt Pattern
4. Sewing Machine
First you place your skirt on a fold the material and cut that out three times, leaving 1/2″ of seam allowance on all pieces.
Two of the pieces are for the front and one for the back.
On one piece, measure 2″ + 1/2″ (seam allowance) down from the waistline on the right/left and 4″ from the opposite side of where you measured at the top on the bottom hem line. Draw a line to meet these two points and cut.
Hopefully it looks like the picture below.
For the second piece, the same process above applies but on the opposite side and instead of 3″ from the waist measure 5″ and measure 10″ from the opposite side at the bottom. Also you want to take away at least 3″ from the bottom hem so it is shorter than the first piece. Make sure you cut it opposite to the first piece so the wrap in opposite directions.
Now you join the side seams of the two front with the back and cut the bottom hem of the back to match the different bottom hems of the two front pieces.
Sew the hem on all sides by folding 1/2-1″.
Cut rectangles with width of 4″ and for the length, measure how long is needed to go around you once and over your shoulders.
Mine was 110″ just to give you an idea.
Sew them onto the waistline of your skirt making sure to center it.
Try it on and measure where to place your buttons and button holes to secure your dungarees. You’ll need 4 buttons in all. Use the machine to create the button holes (I will make a “how to” for button holes soon).
That’s it, you can style this piece any way you want. Mix it up this fall and go from daytime chic to nighttime sexy with this under an hour DIY. Keep scrolling to see how I styled mine.
Photography Credit: Raymond Alozie