You all know I have a soft spot for wrap clothes. They fit me well, are stylish and comfortable. The only issue of making them during the winter is that layering wrap garments can be a challenge, specially because the volume of the knots.
The fabric was a recent acquisition. I met Amity from Lolita Patterns
for a bit of shopping last week, and this lovely navy knit made is way into my bag. I’m not sure which store in Goldhawk Rd but remember it costed £4.50 a metre.
I made size small and the sleeves are quite large as you can tell by the amount of wrinkles (something most people mentioned anyway) but I wanted to keep the slouchy feel so I didn’t made any alterations on fit. I feel this works for the look I am going for. If I ever make into a real wrap, there is no doubt I would make the sleeves at size xs.
Bodice lengthen by 16 cm (4,5 inches), sleeve lengthen by 5 cm (2 inches).
If you want to follow my lead and make into a top/ jumper, after lengthening the pattern to your size, follow the instructions till step 6 ignoring steps 7 to 10. Instead of cutting the hem bands three times, just cut it once, sew it together and sew it around the waistband as you would a cuff. Follow the pattern instructions and sew the cuff (step 11). This is a very quick make.
This loose fitting top/jumper is perfect for my casual wear, something it was lacking on my wardrobe.
I need to hit the shops to get more of this soft jersey and make a few more versions.
I have a few finished makes waiting to be shown on the blog. They need to be photographed and is either too cold, or dark or raining to allow me to go out and take a few pictures. Considering your comments on this subject too, it seems like a recurrent issue for you also, so I’m sure you will forgive me for building a back log and showing makes out of their chronological order.
As I like to style my makes for the blog as I will be using on my day to day, instead of my nicely styled ‘polished’ look I give you my off duty, dirty hair, with everyday wear make look. Exactly how I been wearing this at home… My new uniform! I cannot tell you how much I love this make and I can see how easy it would been for me to style it up for other occasions.
They don’t normally appear on the blog but this post deserves some goofy faces as one cannot take oneself too serious all the time…