Color Blocked Wrap Dress

Added Oct 7, 2013

by MegH

Toronto, Canada

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This is the latest dress that I made for my September Mash Up, and it turned out better than I had hoped for! I love the way my color blocked pieces looked together once sewn, but figuring it all out and making sure I cut my pieces the right way was a little tricky (let’s just say I had some recuts to do). For this dress I used our lovely Knotted Dress pattern, where I only altered the hem length and front extension width. Instead of making a ‘knot’ on the front of the dress, I decided I wanted to make it into a wrap style and add a little hardware. I loved this industrial buckle I found and thought it would make the dress look a little edgier (and more Meg like).

This dress is meant to be sewn in a knit fabric, so I used black and forest green stretch jersey. The fabric store called this Barcelona jersey, and I loved the weight and feel of it. It was so soft and just stretchy enough. I would give this pattern a 10 out of 10! I sewed this in a size 40 for myself, and I didn’t have to do any fitting alterations afterwards except the hem length because I am petite. I love the way this dress hugs my curves and I know I will get a ton of wear out of it this Fall/Winter season.

To see more images and my complete sewing process, be sure to check out my mash up here.

Also, thanks to Julian Michael Majewski for photographing me, and Brad Biederman for the awesome graffiti backdrop.

Material Notes

Medium weight stretch Barcelona Jersey

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Feb 9, 2014, 07.21 PMby Mary Athey

    Now how did miss this beauty?? The dress is fabulous meg. I love the colour blocking and the photos are sply wonderful. I love grafetti pics and yours are stunning. Great job x

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      Feb 9, 2014, 11.30 PMby MegH

      Thanks Mary!

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    Oct 8, 2013, 06.55 AMby Deeba007

    Fun and Nice :-)

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      Oct 8, 2013, 12.11 PMby MegH

      Thanks!

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    Oct 8, 2013, 06.23 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous dress! the combination is great and I like the belt as well :)

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      Oct 8, 2013, 12.12 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much! The belt is my favorite part :)

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    Oct 7, 2013, 11.57 PMby ndimi

    Really fun dress, and such an unusual color combo. Nice!

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      Oct 8, 2013, 12.13 PMby MegH

      Thanks!

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/color-blocked-wrap-dress?image=345861