Oh how I do love a wrap dress.
When I saw this dress from Long Tall Sally I was inspired.
I had some knit fabric (gifted) in my stash that would be ideal. Now knit fabric strikes fear into my heart; I'm not good at sewing with it and it makes me nervous and sweaty. I know where I stand with woven fabric, but knits are an entirely different beast! I'm trying to overcome my fear and improve my technique one garment at a time.
For this dress I used Kwik Sew pattern K3489 which is a knee length dress. I extended it to be maxi length and added length to the sleeves (standard for me!). I also added about 3 cm (just over an inch) to the bodice, however it was too long and I had to take it up. This fabric seemed to grow as I sewed and after first wear I had to re-hem it as I was stepping on the bottom. Knit fabric witch craft I tell you!
I am happy with the dress as it's very comfy, however I still may take it in a little in the body.
|A windy day is less than ideal for wearing a wrap dress!|
|Oh so glamorous! Trying to hold my dress closed and hair blowing in my face!|