Added Sep 28, 2013
SewActivePatterns Knit Wrap Dress/Wrap Top Pattern Review
This style of dress is very appealing to me because of ease of dressing with
a flawless look and the variety of fabrics available in knits. The pattern is not
complicated in it’s design. However, since it does not include line drawings
or photos of steps I would not recommend for a beginner (Designer has added diagrams since reviews and would be appropriate for beginners). If you are an
intermediate sewist, it does come together rather easily.
The instructions are written in a conversational manner. I think it would
make most sewists feel comfortable. Overall the pattern is well written., with
just a few suggested changes for clarification. There were a few times when
attaching the binding was not clear without rereading a few times. This part
could have been addressed a little better so you understood that these
pieces will be showing on the outside of the finished dress/top.
This pattern has no images or diagrams, but since reviews has added diagrams. I do believe that photos can sometimes make a pattern easier to understand although diagrams can do
the trick. The pattern relies heavily on understanding garment construction.
The pattern pieces are labeled and easy to understand.
Like I stated earlier, this is a easy little dress for a Intermediate sewist. It does come
together rather easily, but you have to be ready to take your time and read
the instructions carefully. You also need to be able to sew a very straight
line to attach the binding/trim strip. Just take your time…
The fit seemed a little on the small side but not un-wearable. I made the XS
for my model, U.S. sizes 0-2 and body measurements were at the lowest
part of the measurements on the sizing. My model wore a lace cami under
the dress for modesty but could be worn without. Sizes range from XS (0-2) to XL (16) and can be made into a top as well.
Overall this dress is fun to sew and will get easier the more often you make
it, as with any pattern! Take your time and sew slowly and precisely. I am
very pleased with the finished dress and am sure you will be too!
Dress/Top pdf pattern can be bought for $8.00 here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/164091316/knit-wrap-dresswrap-top-pdf-sewing
My fabric was from fabric.com "Laguna Stretch Cotton Jersey Chevron Yellow here: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0302031/laguna-stretch-cotton-jersey-chevron-yellow
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