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What's a wrap!

Added Sep 7, 2012

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia






What is a wrap? Just a piece of fabric that has had some hemming done right? I made this one to go with my couture-ish dress, it is made out of the lining I put on the dress and the colour is a beautiful contrast to the main garment. I usually really like the selvedges on fabric and often despair at cutting them off. This time, i incorporated the selvedge into the wrap and added some decorative stitching at the place where the weaving process was obvious. It is also the first time i have used Susan Khalje’s rolled hem technique (don’t know how to reference it here sorry, but it is in a Threads Magazine (old) available online), I am very happy with the end result.

Material Notes

Cellulose acetate lining (am hooked on cellulose-based fabrics, they look beautiful and have a lovely draping quality).




Garment Type

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    Sep 7, 2012, 04.41 AMby ndimi

    I love that fringed edge, it’s gorgeous!

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      Sep 7, 2012, 06.11 AMby jennyrecorder

      The selvedge is often the most lovely bit of the fabric (I think!).

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    Sep 7, 2012, 02.50 AMby schnui

    Lovely wrap Jenny and that rolled hem looks so neat. I will have to look at that tut. How is your couture dress going? I still haven’t started mainly because I want to make something else instead. I have started on a Chanel jacket look alike and a dress maker friend marked all the alterations on the calico muslin that I made, so hopefully it will be a cinch to sew up.

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      Sep 7, 2012, 03.58 AMby jennyrecorder

      Hi Marjorie, I haven’t started either because the third toile took sooooo long and incorporated so many of the couture elements, I feel I have kind of made it already! Still have all my lovely fabrics to make the real thing, but the next dress I make will be one of the sleeved flapper dresses that came out a couple of months ago. I love the Chanel-ish jackets, what colour is yours going to be?

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