With summer just around the corner, I really needed some light summer dresses that are cool and comfy! This was such a pretty pattern and since it was free, I thought why not! This pattern that was published by SoSewEasy.com. It's available directly from their website or you can download it from Craftsy.com

Printing it off was no trouble and the assembly was pretty straight forward even though some of the pages are numbered incorrectly. It wasn't too hard to figure out how to piece the pattern together! 

I made some modifications, such as leaving off the sleeves and moving the waist up 4" to make it more of a maternity style. I also added about 8" extra to the skirt front so that I could gather it and make it roomy and flowy.

I used a lightweight Jersey, which is a little tricky to work with but the pattern pieces fitted together perfectly even with the changes that I made. I was so pleased with the fit of the bodice front, I was worried that I would have to adjust it to prevent gapping but it fit perfectly! Because I used a really stretchy knit, I made the top in a size Small even though in the measurements I was closer to a Medium/Large. 

There was no pattern included for the belt but I just made a 2 1/5" wide belt that was about 70" long so I could wrap it around twice.  I'm so pleased with how this dress turned out! I can't wait to make it in more colours! 

Melanie oxoxo
 


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01/21/2017 7:45am

The wrap dress materials are simply amazing. I have heard it near my friends but never saw it. Its really very nice to see these pictures and the dress is very pretty with a classy look.

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02/10/2017 5:22pm

Summer is especially warm because during this time that part of the earth is directly under the sun and its rays are focused on the area, drying up ponds and lakes. For most people this time of the year is associated with fun as schools break on holidays and most offices are not fully active. We also think of shorts, sunglasses, swimsuits and many more. Because it's the time of the year where we wear light clothes to prepare our body on the changing weather. I am glad your site is very helpful in choosing a summer clothes. Thank you for this very easy DIY idea.

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