Wrap and tie

Achieve the per­fect fit with a wrap dress, nip­ping you in at the waist and skim­ming gen­tly over the hips.

Sew Ideas - - Contents - pro­ject by JEN­NIFER JA­COBS

This is one of the most flat­ter­ing dress styles, com­fort­able to wear and in­stantly el­e­gant

Wrap dress

Apart from this be­ing one of the most flat­ter­ing styles, low-main­te­nance jersey makes this dress su­per com­fort­able to wear and easy to throw on for an el­e­gant look in an in­stant.

Size: one size only, to fit size 10 Dif­fi­culty: in­ter­me­di­ate Time: two days

To make

NOTE All pat­tern pieces in­clude 1,5cm seam al­lowances. 1 Draft the pat­tern pieces on pages 6466 onto dressmaker’s graph pa­per. Cut out all the dress pieces from the fab­ric and trans­fer all the pat­tern mark­ings.

2 On the back bodice and back skirt piece, stitch the darts closed. Press to­wards the outer seam.

3 Plac­ing the right sides to­gether, stitch the front and back bodice pieces to­gether at the shoul­der seam. Press the seam al­lowances open.

4 Set in the sleeves, eas­ing the sleeve cap to fit into the arm­hole.

5 With right sides to­gether, sew the side seams of the bodice. On one side, leave 4cm from the lower edge un­stitched. This will later form the slit through which the sash will pull to tie the dress.

6 Stitch the front and back skirt pieces right sides to­gether at the side seam. Press the seam al­lowances open.

7 Match­ing darts and side seams, sew the bodice and skirt to­gether at the waist­line.

8 Turn the seam al­lowance to­wards the in­side and fin­ish the neck­line and side edges of the skirt.

9 Fold the tie piece in half length­wise, right sides fac­ing. Stitch one short side and the long side. Turn through to the right side and press. Re­peat for the other tie piece.

10 Sew the ties onto the short edges of the front bodice, tuck­ing the raw edges in­side the open end of the tie band for a neat fin­ish.

11 Press all seams and fin­ish the slit for the tie on the side seam by hand.

12 Hem the lower skirt edge and the sleeves.

Model: He­lena from Full Cir­cle. Make-up and hair: Lyn­dall from Su­per­nova.

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