The McCall's Pattern Company has decided to do a Wrap Dress sew a long and I thought it was an excellent opportunity to get back into posting.
If you are interest in joining the sew-a-long, The McCall Pattern Company has several designs to choose from and you can find the pattern selections here on their Pinterest page:
McCall Pattern's The Wrap Dress
I have decided to make my entry Butterick 6054:
I have two stretch crepe fabrics to choose from, one being a beautiful light coral and another a pretty deep blue/purple color.
I continue to go back and forward on which, I have just two yards of the blue fabric, which is the right amount I needed for the dress. The coral fabric, however, I have three yards and am thinking maybe I should use this fabric with a pattern that will use all three yards. Waist not want not as they say :-)
Actually I was hesitant to make Butterick 6054 because it has a simular waist design to McCalls 6884 which I have already sewn:
The blog post of this project you can find here:
However, a girl can never go wrong with a dress that fits and flatters, am also hoping the shoulder design of Butterick 6054 is enough to make it stand on it's own.
Of course both of these patterns are made for knits but if working with knits makes you hesitate in joining the sew-a-long, know that there are other options to choose from. One of my favorites is Butterick's 5030:
It has various collar and sleeve options to choose from and is beginner friendly.
Now if you are a more advanced sewer then maybe you would like to pick the Ralph Rucci dress Vogue number 1239:
Which ever you choose have fun with the project and if you like your work take a pic and post it here on McCall Pattern Company Fan Gallery Board on Pinterest:
You can also tag your work on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag: #wrapdresssewalong.
Well that's it for now, next post I will up date you on which fabric I choose, until then, just remember to always to keep yourself together one stitch at a time.