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Added Sep 28, 2013

by sew4my3

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






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!

MORE PHOTO HERE: http://sew4my3.blogspot.com/2013/09/sewactivepatterns-knit-wrap-dresswrap.html

Material Notes

Dress/Top pdf pattern can be bought for $9.99 here: http://www.mindbodyandsew.com/shop/face-the-sun-wrap
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




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey



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    Sep 29, 2013, 07.50 AMby liliv-1


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      Sep 29, 2013, 10.41 PMby sew4my3

      Awe… thank you!

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    Sep 29, 2013, 12.57 AMby schnui

    This is a lovely dress and looks gorgeous on your daughter. I bought a dress (DVF) in Hong Kong very similar to this and paid a fortune, so I may just buy this pattern as it really is a great style to wear.

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      Sep 29, 2013, 04.18 AMby sew4my3

      Thank you for the compliment and wow on paying a fortune! Just as a quick tip: the little binding around the edges would look great with a complimentary color of fabric. If you sew this dress, message me and let me know as I would love to see your version.

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      Sep 29, 2013, 09.07 AMby schnui

      I will definitely message you and thanks for your tips.

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