August 12, 2015
We are currently wrapping our first group project SHIRTDRESSES in the ThReD and Needles sewing group. We will be posting pics of our completed projects on August 31st. If you have missed the details on how to join in, you can click HERE and click on ThReD and Needles. The link will take you directly to the Facebook page.
I am personally excited about the next group exercise of making a wrap dress. This is the perfect project to transition to after completing our shirtdresses where we have buttons and buttonholes! Since The McCall Pattern Company Wrap Dress Sewalong, I have intended to make another dress. I think that for my next dress, I will make a combination of a knit and woven…not 100% sure yet…but those are my initial thoughts.
If you are interested in joining and sewing along, here are a few patterns that you might consider:
For starters, the new McCall’s pattern M7185 is a GREAT option! The silhouette with the straighter or full skirt would be a great option for any size. Fabric choices for this pattern should not be as fluid as an ITY or jersey knit. I would recommend a double knit, ponte, neoprene, cotton poplin, denim, or silk twill. My personal favorite option is VIEW D. (I think that this is the pattern that I will be using??)
Very easy silhouette. Perfect for a beginner. Click HERE for the link to the V8646 to the pattern.
Vogue V8784 HERE is a great silhouette with the pleat detail in the front. The pleating gives a waist forgiving and bust enhancing detail that I am sure that we can all appreciate!
I like this silhouette for several reasons. The silhouette is an easy to sew silhouette. Also, there is no waistline which can be easy for fit and wear. Click HERE for link to Burda pattern 6759.
And of course if you are lucky enough to the own an original Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress pattern (btw…I am jealous…just kidding), you should absolutely use that pattern!
For helpful hints on fabric, fit, patterns, etc….you can check out the sew along for The McPattern Company HERE.
Join us in the next sewing project. You have some time to gather your materials and make a decision on pattern (or patterns if you decide to make more than one). We will reveal our completed projects on September 30th.
Will you join us?