This is the second Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap Dress that I've made, but the first one was scrapped due to rubbish fabric. I do love a Sew Over It pattern, as I don't have to shorten the bodice.
There are two different skirt and sleeve lengths on the envelope illustration, but not on the actual pattern. This confused me a bit, but a bit of googling proved a few people had found this. Also the bodice and skirt are all one piece, so there isn't a waist seam.
|Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap Dress|
My fabric is a mid-weight poly jersey from The Textile Centre for £3.99 per metre. I had 2 metres, which was plenty for a size 10. I did shorten the sleeves considerably though.
I also didn't use the facings, as this fabric is a bit thicker, and also I didn't get on well with the facing on this dress. Instead, I used clear elastic, which I attached to the inside edge of the neckline on my overlocker, then turned the edge over, and stitched with a twin needle.
I used this great youtube tutorial by Maria Denmark. I had a few goes on some scraps first, and found that stretching out the elastic first caused the fabric to gather a bit, so I didn't stretch the elastic before sewing it to my dress.
My only issue with this dress is that the front is a bit low, and I had to sew a snap fastener to the front it to keep it closed. Although, having looked at other peoples' versions, it seems to be the way the dress is. I think I might need to make a full bust adjustment in order to raise the top of the wrap, but have no idea how to do this on a jersey pattern with no waist seam. If anybody knows how, or has done it themselves, please let me know. Thanks!
Alternatively, I think I could add a bit to the shoulder seam towards the neck so I could then raise the wrap neckline. Anyway, I have been wearing this with a slip underneath, so it's grand, and it is also my second make from my Make Nine.
Have a great week,