I've always wanted a wrap dress. The one I made a couple of years ago made me look too chesty so I gave it away. This one doesn't have a waistline seam so I decided to give it a try.
I chose Size 2 for this one. Remember that sizes represent the measurement of the finished garment in Silhouette Patterns and the measurements for size 2 gave me 4" at the bust so that seemed safe.
I made a muslin and used the front side piece for a D cup. The only changes I had to make were as follows:
I curved in the waist 1/4 " on each side seam
I sloped the shoulders 1/4 "
I narrowed the shoulders about 1/4" as wellI narrowed the upper chest 1/2" by curving in the armscye to just above the notches both for front and back.
This is my dress.
The fabric is a weighty poly lycra.
I only interfaced the collar and not the front facing which was the same pattern piece as the front of the dress.
The dressed is closed with ties at the left side
and on the underside there are suppose to be ties closing the right side as well.I chose to sew in the ditch on the right hand side rather than use ties and that worked well
One of the best things about this dress is that it does not gape, not at all. You don't have to fidget with the neckline or worry that you'll show too muck. Love that!
My garments don't get a lot of wear and tear so I chose to use Steam-a-Seam to finish the hem. If you give this product lots of steam and plenty of heat, it lasts very well.
I'm very happy with the fit of my wrap dress. I'm really appreciating Silhouette patterns and the way they are drafted.
I've also just made the Yoga pant and they fit with only one change. I raised the waist by one inch. ( They are white and the first thing I did when I put them on was to spill coffee on the front.)
I'm looking forward to wearing my new dress to church this Sunday.
Well I hope you'll find time to sew this weekend.
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