Letters Ultimate Wrap Dress (Pattern Review)


From the moment I saw this gorgeous letters viscose jersey ( which I tested for Minerva – fabric blog post soon to go live on their blog) I knew that I had to make a wrap dress with it. The Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap Dress was my choice. I made this dress twice before ( blogged about here )

Pattern: 

The Ultimate Wrap Dress the most versatile dress to wear. Based on the famous designer wrap (we can’t quote the name!), it will get you through all the seasons. Whether you’re at work, off for an evening out, or running around the house, the Ultimate Wrap Dress can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion. It’s so wearable, we are sure it will become a staple item in your wardrobe.

Made in knit jersey fabric, the Ultimate Wrap is super comfy, easy to fit and brilliantly practical – and also a great place to start if you want to move on from working with woven fabrics. Its simple design means it’s easy and quick to make – and there’s nothing we like more than a satisfying sew!

Sizing: UK sizes 8-20

Fabric: 2 m of viscose jersey

Notions:  30 cm iron on bias tape to stabilise the shoulder seam

Modifications: I cut a size 10. I shortened the bodice between the shoulder and bust by 3 cm (I also had adjust the front facing pieces to account for this). I didn’t really like the rounded look on the bottom of the hem and I wanted the dress to be longer on me, so I lengthened the skirt by 8 cm and squared the front pattern piece.

Fit: ok.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: yes. only because the diagrams on the pattern envelope do not show the rounded line of the front opening as the paper pattern was drafted as.

Watch out for: the pattern envelope does not show that the center front pattern piece is rounded at the bottom, unless this was corrected in the PDF. I have a paper version of this pattern

Make Again?: yes. I still want to make a dress that has contrasting ties.

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