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Pleated Wrap Dress

Added Jan 10, 2009

by doarkface

Boston, Massachu...






Wrap dress with pleated detail at the waist. This was my third garment…I started messing around with different methods of finishing seams/hemming, some of them with good outcomes. The hem of the dress is a baby hem, but the stitching ended up warping the material a little, so there’s this wavy effect. The top shoulder seams are flat felled, because the rest were french seams, and I figured that hey, while I’m at it, I can try flat felling this seam. It ended up messing with the drape, especially where the seam meets the sleeve. Bummer. Also, I’m not sure if this is the material or the pattern, but it’s kind of unflattering at the waist area, as it adds a bulky tummy lump. Maybe next time I’ll try shortening the bodice a little, and see if it’s a matter of where the waistline hits on my body.

Bad lighting. :(

Material Notes

The label on the material at the store said it was some sort of poly jersey…but when I got home, it ended up being some sort of other knit. Oh well, it’s still got a nice hand, which is what matters.





Burda Fashion pattern 115

Miss Kitty for helping out with the photos.


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    Apr 22, 2009, 11.39 AMby carottesauvage

    Diane Von furstenberg’s wrap dresses suck in comparaison to yours… really :)

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    Jan 12, 2009, 03.23 AMby erdronen

    from what i can tell, it’s really cute! i love wrap dresses though, especially in jersey! great job! i like the pleat details and i’d love to see better pictures if you ever take them!

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    Jan 10, 2009, 01.25 PMby bola

    The dress looks great to me. I love the colour and of course I love working with jersey too. I like the pleat detail and I don’t think it looks bulky at all. Great make!bx

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