The Wildwood Wrap Dress is perfect for the office, parties, weddings or when you just feel like wearing a dress. It is a true wrap dress, although with a wide detached, belt. The beauty of this dress is created by the drape of the shawl collar and enhanced by the waist and shoulder pleats. It has generous front pockets, and a slim skirt with a wide, faced hem. French seams are used to construct the upper bodice so version B looks pretty once the sleeves are rolled up. Choose a below the knee hem or longer midi-length hem.
Although it was originally designed with linen fabrics in mind, short sleeve version A also looks great in slinky and drapey silks and rayon fabrics. The dolman sleeve version B works best with more stable fabrics such as linen and cotton.
Dress weight linen, linen blends, cotton lawn, cotton ikat, and dress weight cottons with a soft hand.
Please see the FIND YOUR SIZE tab for fabric requirements
You will also need:
- Lightweight fusible interfacing
- One 3/4"/18mm button
- 42"/107cm of 1/4"/6mm wide twill tape or ready-made ties
- Small hook and eye set
- Fabric scissors
- Iron & ironing board
- Straight pins
- Tailor's chalk
- Hand sewing needle
- Optional tailor's ham
Ability: Intermediate (due to the skirt facing technique and French seamed shawl collar and shoulders).