Added Jan 23, 2010
I’ve always wanted a sleek, basic, black wrap dress, but ready-to-wear options never work on my figure. I sewed this up in wool doubleknit using a pattern adapted from Vogue 8379, surely one of the best drafted patterns I’ve ever worked with! I graded down two sizes to a 4 (smallest size the pattern came in was 8), made a small bust adjustment, and took a lot of fullness out of the skirt to give it less flare and a sleeker silhouette, and also shortened it several inches at the hem. Black wool doubleknit is a dream to work with and is plenty soft against the skin.
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Black wool doubleknit, fusible stretch interfacing.
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