“……to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,the oil of joy, instead of mourning, and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” Isaiah 61:3
I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in 2 weeks. The last two weeks have been very busy and i’ve been working on releasing a pre-fall mini collection for my clothing label Virtuous By Design. Which is exciting!!! but has pulled my attention in other places. However, this week I got a small opportunity to work on this wrap dress. I absolutely love a wrap dress. They are timeless, figure flattering and very comfortable.
I made it to wear to church using Mccalls M7627, view C. I don’t know about you guys but I love getting dressed up for church. Especially when I get the opportunity to make my church attire. The best feeling in the world to me is to go to church and honor God by wearing something that I made with the gift that He gave me.
Below are a few pictures of my make along with a brief pattern review. I want to thank my mom for being my impromptu photographer for this post.
Pattern Description: wrap dress with full circle voluminous skirt. I love this dress!
Pattern Sizing: I made it with a size 18 and graded to a size 20 at the waist, but I should have made a 16 and graded to an 18 at the waist. It really does run large.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loooove the shape of this dress. It is very figure flattering, I’m not always a fan of facings but for this dress it gives it a very clean finish and makes sewing and finishing a breeze.
Fabric Used: 100% cotton. It is an Ankara print that my children brought me back from their family visit to Ghana last summer. The sash I made using a polyester fabric that I intended to use as a lining for another project but the color was perfect and I needed the extra fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: no.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely. This is such a fun dress! I am going to make one for my mom for her birthday. She thinks its pretty.
Conclusion: this was a fun dress to make and I am really happy with it. It makes me feel so pretty.
Well that’s it for now! Until the next time!