Welcome to the very first Curvy Sewing Collective sewalong! We’re going to be tackling that most beloved of garments, the wrap dress. I am a total wrap dress obsessive: they are my daily uniform because they look fantastic while feeling like secret pajamas, and there’s no need to try to coordinate anything except your shoes. In fact, I started sewing so that I could make wrap dresses, and I’ve definitely fulfilled my vision!
For this sewalong, I’ll be taking you through the steps to make your own wrap dress. The instructions will also work for other wrap garments like a wrap top or wrap skirt. The key things are that it’s made out of a knit material, and that it closes by ties that wrap around your waist (no buttons or zips!)
If you use that pattern, you’ll be able to follow along exactly. However, there are also lots of other very similar wrap dresses you can use, and the sewalong should still be work for you.
A few posts on choosing a pattern, and buying your supplies will follow shortly, and then you’ll have two weeks to gather everything together before we start. But don’t worry – the sewalong steps will remain on the site in the future in case this schedule doesn’t work for you! I’ll be here to answer your questions, and at the end we’ll have a gallery of all your finished creations. Even better? There will be some prizes! More to follow…
You can download the Wrapalong button for your blog here:
- September 10: Choosing your pattern
- September 11: Choosing your fabric
- September 12: Gathering supplies
- September 29: Sewalong begins!
I can’t wait to make wrap dresses with all of you!