Maria Denmark Rachel Wrap Dress


Maria Denmark visited London on holiday last year. We spend a fantastic day exploring the V&A, obsessing about fashion exhibitions, talking all things sewing and fabric shopping of course. Maria confessed that a wrap dress pattern was in the works. Immediately I was excited. My ‘signature style’ I exclaimed.


There is always a space for wrap dresses in my wardrobe. They signify the ultimate stance in elegance and comfort. I think is a shape that suits so many body shapes (in my humble opinion). Talking about what was the pattern identity it was clear the world “simplicity” was a must. How many of us busy bees want wearable, simple to sew patterns that can be sewn in a few hours. A pattern to fit a busy work/ life schedule.


I’m sure you are curious to know my notes regarding size & alterations. I sewn size 38 and fits me well. The pattern is very grown up in the original length. I wanted to reduce just a little but went a bit rotary cutter mad and bummer, it turned out a bit too short. I think 4 inches came off but I’m not 100% sure.mariadenmarkwrapdress5

Few notes: Pattern doesn’t come with the seam allowances included. PDF is fairly easy to assemble. The ‘side bands’ are cut to your preferred lengthen so no template included.

Recognise this fabric? Same Liberty jersey used on the pattern envelop. Both fabric and pattern were a gift from Maria. If you have the privilege to spend some time with her you will notice how funny and knowledge she is.  I love our twin dresses.

The fabric is so lovely but it loose it’s colour when stretched. Luckly only the back of the wrapping band on this dress. This is my first Liberty jersey project so I’m unsure how common is this problem with their fabrics.

*Mom- in-Law has taken this pictures at Gold Hill, Dorset.

  • looks amazing, I am always super scared of jersey.

  • Sol

    I agree with you! this dress is so elegant and comfortable. I like it so much

  • stitchedupsam

    This looks lovely Rachel. Wrap dresses are definitely “you” and the colour looks fabulous. I might have to give this pattern a go myself, I’ll add it to “the list”!

  • I have to agree that a wrap dress is the ultimate in elegance and comfort. This is no exception – it looks lovely! My Spring/Summer sewing plans have a wrap dress included and I hope it looks as lovely as yours.

  • Looks gorgeous on you! I like the shorter length.

  • Your dress is beautiful. I love the fabric and the color.

  • I love the style of a wrap dress… Too bad the style doesn’t love me! Your dress turned out beautifully! And so sorry about you cutting it a little too short. This still looks great on you though!

  • This is absolutely lovely! Summer sewing is over in my parts of the world, but I’ll definitely keep this on my list for next year!

  • This really suits you! I love the cut of this dress.

  • Margo

    Love this dress! You always look so lovely.

  • Love this… a DVF style wrap is definitely on my to-do list!