dress, handmade wardrobe, indie patterns, knit, resewlution 2014, sewing, stenzo knits, wrap dress

Wrap Dress (Onion 2037)

After posting about this semi-fail dress, a reader suggested trying out the wrap dress by the pattern company Onion (I can’t find a webpage, but you can purchase pattern 2037 here or here).  After dragging my feet about buying another dress pattern, I bit the bullet when I found this lovely Stenzo cotton/ lycra fabric from L’oiseau Fabrics.  It just seemed like the most perfect fabric for a Fall wrap dress.

As I expected, the pattern directions are all in Danish, with no English translation (that I could find, though I’ve read rumors…) and no drawings.  After extensive online research about the construction of the neckline/ wrap tie junction, a couple hints here and there helped me along (which I can’t find now…ergh).

The pattern was quick and easy, and well drafted.  There are some fit adjustments I have to make for my own shape, but I can definitely see many more of these in my future (especially since I just bought a new serger…I’ll make introductions when she arrives and impresses me 🙂  The only changes I made are to reduce the sleeves to 3/4 length.

The neckline is a wide band, which I completely love.  Feels nice and secure (reduced the length by about an inch to make sure it was snug), though it could maybe be pulled a little tighter at the back neckline–we’ll see after I wash it.

There is a small opening in the side seam of the dress (I put it on the right side) and the ties wrap around twice, ending up in the back–makes a bit of a waistband in the front, which I like a lot.

I love the feel, weight and quality of this fabric.  I’ll be definitely be buying more Stenzo knits…probably for another one of these dresses 🙂

Sewing Resewlution 2014, November garment #2
Oh, the trouser pattern and garment are done for pattern drafting class (actually,  I sewed two pairs of wool trousers this week using that pattern) and submitted for grading…photos soon!  
(my sleeves are equal length, don’t worry!)

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