Earlier this year Colette Patterns released the Wren dress pattern. Although I had planned on saving this lovely for spring, (j'adore version 2,) I found some good quality tan, cotton-blend jersey that was calling me to make it into a winter version.
I would advise that if you sew this up for yourself, you should definitely baste the bodice to the skirt before doing any real sewing and try it on. I adjusted the placement of the front wrap quite a bit to get a flattering fit for my figure. The beauty of this bodice is that just like you can adjust a wrap dress to hang just right on you, you can similarly adjust this bodice before sewing.
I also raised the neckline in the back about a half inch, just for personal preference. I sewed most of it on my serger, but double needle hemmed the sleeves and bottom hem using wonder under tape. I am loving what a difference using this tape makes in getting a professional looking hem on a home machine. I had no tunneling, stretch, or skipped stitches, and the brand I bought,(Dritz,) washes out and does not leave a residue on your needle. Fabulous stuff.
This pattern makes a very wearable addition to my daily wardrobe. I can style it vintage:
What are you up to this winter?
The contents of this blog are property of the owner unless indicated otherwise. Please do not use or copy without permission. Thank you.