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.
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.