"" the girl who makes things: And that's a wrap

Friday, 12 January 2018

And that's a wrap

I'd never worn, owned or made a wrap dress before, but for some reason I ended up making three last summer. The first was my Kielo wrap dress, then this Ultimate Wrap Dress by Sew Over It, which was so good I had to make another one in blue velvet.

The fabric is jersey cotton with blue and red apple print. It's fairly thick so no lining was needed.

I cut a size 8 with no adjustments as the fabric is very stretchy. The whole project came together without a hiccup. 

To stabilize the fabric I sewed twill tape to the edge of the facing where it meets the neckline and also the shoulder seams. I can't remember where I read this advice, but it really helps to prevent the jersey from over-stretching and gaping at the front. Sewaholic has some great advice on how to do this.

The only thing I'd change about this dress is that it's a little too short on me. I prefer my dresses to be longer nowadays so next time, I'll definitely lengthen it. Apart from that I love this pattern, it's incredibly elegant and lady-like. A great weekend sewing project.


  1. Wowsers! Your dress is gorgeous! I made this dress recently too, and agree that the skirt length is a bit short, as it's the only skirt I haven't had to shorten! Good tip on the neckline too, must remember that.