Tried over and over

Hello darlings,

There is always a style that we do it over and over again. For me is the wrap dress!And I have a clear favourite pattern making 3 versions already… this very own remaind unblogged (NL6097). I finished as a possible outfit for London Meet up but realised it was exactly the same pattern I used for the same meeting the year before. Talk about a TNT pattern I feel confident in.
This one I use elastic on the wrap hem as a stabiliser/ A small security measure as I like to put my bag across my body and neckline can be dragged. Did the same with the pockets so they don’t sag with time.
The fabric was from the stash. So soft and delicious… My favourite colours.

I worn this dress quite a lot since I made it.

When you make a pattern a few times there is nothing really to add about construction or fit.
So, let’s talk about what makes a pattern a favourite. For me, the basic pattern shape is flattering, even when I eat the whole tub of Feijoada. It offers numerous variations with a few changes. Works for both print and solid fabric.
 And it has pockets! An outfit is incomplete without it. 
What makes a garment/pattern a true tried and tested?
  • Nothing like a good ole TNT!

  • I love this dress, you look stunning in it.

  • Knockout dress Rachel. I want to make a wrap dress and this pattern looks like a front runner.

  • Rachel, this is stunning.

  • This is lovely! A great TNT pattern! I love a good wrap, or faux wrap dress myself – they’re just so incredibly flattering on, I think, pretty much all women!

  • You always look amazing in wrap dresses! I’m glad that you love them! For me, a style becomes tried and true when I feel like I look good in it, but in an effortless way. Looking put together but without doing a lot of work is essential!

  • If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. 😀 I think a wrap dress is a great option for almost everyone. You fabric choice here is really beautiful and you look very put together.

  • You look amazing, Rachel! I love the fabric!
    I also want to make a wrap dress, maybe, Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap Dress.
    Could you please explain how to use elastic to stabilize the wrap hem?

    • next project I will try to take some pictures to share. You can also use stretch bias to finish instead of facing for the sew over it dress

  • You look gorgeous! Great styling too 🙂

  • Love the fabric – and style: waist, bust is so awsome!!