Last year McCall's hosted a wrap dress sew-along and I was thrilled at the prospect of sewing another wrap dress. But I didn't get my act together because I was trying to figure out how to change the current wrap dress patterns into my dream wrap dress.
I love the simplicity of the bodice on this vintage DVF dress pattern. The patterns in my stash (Vogue 8896 and 8379) have gathers or pleating that I really didn't want as part of the next wrap dress design. And even though vintage Vogue 1548 is easily found all over the web, it is not a pattern that fits within my sewing budget. So enters vintage Vogue 7014, a Koko Beall design, circa 1999.
I found this pattern over at Etsy.com a few months ago and love that it has long sleeves, pockets, no waistline seam and it did not cost an arm and a leg. It is also rated "very easy," what's not to love. Good-bye Diane, hello Koko! I just found another pattern to swoon over.
My fabric, found at Fabricland, is a 100% polyester animal print knit. It is a light-weight knit that appeared with the spring fabric selection earlier this year. It will be perfect for when the weather warms up even though I made it with long sleeves. The fabric was pre-treated with a tumble in the washing machine and dryer and it handled the synthetic heat setting on the iron quite well.
Fabric: 3 metres 100% polyester knit
Twill tape: 0.40 metres cotton twill
Interfacing: 1.6 metres fusible interfacing
Pattern: OOP Vogue 7014
Thread: I used quite a bit of thread with this project. I finished off a spool of serger thread and one spool of thread on the sewing machine. All those double stitched seams.
Needles: 90/14 Stretch sewing machine needle and hand sewing needle.
Additional Supplies and Tools: Sewing machine, serger, walking foot, scissors, thread clippers, cutting table, pins, measuring tape, seam ripper, coffee, and good tunes.