For my Wanda Wrap dress I chose the elbow length sleeves and a nice drapey black knit (a Rayon/lycra blend) - normally I like to buy fabrics with a print, but the details of this dress are so pretty I thought I would let the pattern speak for itself and make a perfect LBD.
Having been sewing for many (many, many!!) years I can usually predict how a pattern will come together and roughly what the pattern pieces will be like - but this dress is something different and I think Christina of Wardrobe by Me is a genius for designing it!!
Honestly - it's so clever! All the testers remarked on the design as we were sewing up our test dresses, and pretty much everyone got a perfect fit first time.
Only the top part of the dress wraps around (you can tie it as you please - front/back/side) and the skirt has 6 gores, which makes it lovely and flowy, as you can see in my slightly windswept shots above!! Luckily no embarrassing moments, as there is no split in the skirt!!!!
I can't wait to make more versions of this dress, I'd love to do short sleeved one in a floral print for the summer months (although those seem a long way away in the bitter British cold we have here at the moment!) - until then, I think I will be wearing my LBD Wanda for my Christmas do next week.
It's on sale ($9 instead of $12) until the 8th Dec - so get in there quickly!
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