The classic wrap dress! I bet that fits almost any body type.
And depending on the fabric you choose, it can be great for all seasons.
So I had to have one. Last week I organised a ladies night out and with a serious lack of winter dresses in my wardrobe, I had my deadline to get me sewing.
This dress was very easy to sew. As a lot of bloggers will concede, the hardest part of this exercise was actually getting a good photo taken.
(My indoor self-portrait skills need a bit of practice.)
It's a pattern from the La Maison Victor magazine. I used a Tencel Jersey from Froy & Dind and I love it. The design is pretty simple, but I like how they added the shoulder pieces.
It's just so comfortable! I did make a change after I finished it: I put new longer straps on so that I can wrap them around the waist, instead of just having a bowtie on the side.
This just works better for a pear like me.
Unfortunately, this pattern was from the European version of the magazine and to date it has not yet appeared in the English version.
So since it's not readily available I had a look around for other wrap dress patterns that are designed for knit fabrics.
So here are 5 for you, including fabric suggestions.
This is probably the most similar pattern to the one I sewed, except for the shoulder pieces. I love how it has the wide strip along the neckline which gives it a more modern look.
Suggested fabrics: Tencel Jersey
MaaiDesign now stocks patterns from Named, but when I ordered them I forgot to include the Olivia wrap dress. What was I thinking?
Named Patterns put stylish twists to classic designs. This wrap dress has a tulip shaped skirt, ends below the knee and comes with pockets!!
Suggested fabrics: Recycled PES
This is a more classic wrap dress. It has some tucks around the front and long ties.
Suggested fabrics: Solid Cotton Jersey
This wrap dress comes with a trendy collar and includes several options so you can create it to fit your body type perfectly.
Suggested fabrics: Cotton Jersey
This dress seemed to have taken the internet by storm recently. I keep seeing it pop up on Instagram all the time! It's definitely different from the other wrap dresses listed here but it's such a beautiful design I had to include it! And I did order this one in, so the paper pattern is available in the store.
This is a sleeveless dress but you can download a sleeve add-on for free. See all the details here.
Which one is your favourite?