Teach Me Fashion got in touch with me recently and asked if I would like to try out their new wrap dress pattern. After making Kielo a few times I was really interested to try another pattern that had a similar silhouette.
This pattern is a one size fits most. The front and back pieces are almost identical apart from the depth of the necklines.
It took me a little while to figure out how to fit the pieces on 2.5m of fabric but I eventually got it. The pattern has an accompanying Youtube video that goes through all of the construction of the dress.
This floral lovely is from spotlight and is just perfect for this dress. Thanks Sheridan! The fabric needs to be a lightweight knit, have a nice drape and either be a solid or a busy pattern. The way it is constructed leaves 3 seams at each side. It would be an absolute nightmare to match stripes or a pattern.
The dress is designed to be worn multiple ways.
As a wrap dress the sides tie across the front of the body and tie at the back.
The ties are just the right length and sit neatly at the back . Worn this way most of the dress fabric is concentrated at the centre front.
It can also be worn as more of a shift dress with it tied loosely at the front or the ties tucked into themselves creating “big pockets’.
I really like the big pocket look with a belt.
The only modification I made was to decrease the size of the arm hole by an extra 2″. Unfortunately I did this after I had turned the hems on them. I would recommend trying the dress on before that point to check the fit.
Being a one size fits most I am very surprised at how well it fits me. Though If I was to make it again I would probably take it in about an inch at the centre fold. It is slightly wide on my shoulders.
I love this dress and it is a nice change from the solids that I normally wear. Though I think that until I get comfortable with the print, it will be worn with my favourite red cardigan or denim jacket.
It is a very versatile dress and so easy to wear. I am heading to Singapore later in the year for work and it will be coming with me. It will be a great travel dress.
Teach Me Fashion have kindly donated a copy of the wrap dress pattern for me to give away to one lucky Sew Independent reader. Just simply leave a comment below and I will randomly draw a winner at the end of the month. Good Luck!
Pattern – Wrap Dress
Designer – Teach Me Fashion
Fabric – 2.5m lightweight poly knit from Spotlight