Handmade Sewing Wrap dress

Another Wrap Dress – Simplicity 8735

Happy Monday everyone! I have been very busy but I’m finally back to sewing. I return from vacation and I started by cleaning my sewing area, which by the way is in the living room, so I can make space for some fabric I bought in Los Angeles. My fabric stash isn’t big but fabric starts to pile up quickly so I immediately started sewing. Before I left for vacation I cut a few patterns and the first one on my list was Simplicity 8735. This is only my second wrap dress, I don’t know why because they’re so cute and easy to make. I picked the long version with short sleeves in this Liverpool double knit I got from Fabric.com.

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This dress feautures princess seams, has darts on the back bodice as well as the skirt front and back. This also comes with lenght and sleeves variations along with two skirt options slim or flared. The pattern also comes with separate pieces for B, C, and DD cups, which I think they’re very useful. knit and woven fabrics are suggested for this pattern, I decided to used this lighweight Liverpool Knit and it worked fine. I cut a size 6 for the top and 8 for the bottom, I would size up if using a non-stretch fabric. For refernce my measurements are 33 bust and 29 waist.

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The instructions are very straightforward and easy to follow. The only thing I did differently was adding a 1″ interfacing strip to the front edge of the skirt, this makes hemming a lot easier for me. Knits are the devil and thats all I got say about that. Overall this is a great pattern, I highly recommend it and will definitely sew it again soon!

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