Here’s the final product of my Wrap Dress Assembly Line, and, dare I say it, the crowning glory. I made the dress using Milly London jersey from EmmaOneSock which I scored ages ago, and then sat on in terror of ruining it. I would occasionally visit it in the dead of night, and whisper “my preciousssssss” but then my temporary-sewing-room-housemate got annoyed, so I had to stop. My new attitude: if I’m pawing over it in my stash, far better to actually wear it and enjoy it.
So, another wrap dress it was, this time with full length sleeves, giving me the option to wear it all year round. If you’re wondering about those adorable shops behind me: they’re around the corner from my apartment, and sell $18,000 necklaces (srlsy) and $500 lobster tufted pillows. Much better to just photograph in front of them for free!
I ran out of fabric to do my usual self neckline binding, so instead I used leftovers of the StyleArc Rosie ponte to make a contrast trim as a “design feature”, and I actually really like the effect. Perhaps I should accidentally not buy enough fabric again in the future. Please forgive the apparently uneven hem in these photos… I swear it’s OK when I’m standing up straight! Either that, or I should only walk on slanted sidewalks from now on.
So there we have it. Another wrap dress which I will undoubtedly wear into the ground, and one step closer to wrap dress perfection. I’m not quite sure where Peak Wrap Dress lies, but I’m willing to bravely soldier on on behalf of the International Sewing Community to find out. You’re welcome.