Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wrapped Up in Dresses

The Simple Crocheting Book Giveaway is still going on through July 20th, 2012.
This week I made a few wrap dresses but this time for me.  
I made the belt wider and added a loop on one side as well as the hole on the opposite side. This allowed me to adjust the belt better across my frame.
I serged the raw edges, then ironed and double stitched around the entire dress. 
Here are the (2) belt ties and the (4) pockets. 
I used the pocket template from the Colette Iris Shorts pattern.
I hope your week is going well!


Corrine said...

Very nice Leah. Wrap dresses are so great for summer. I like the idea of serge and double stitch. Did you maintain the 5/8 seam allowance or did you add or subtract. When I did this on a simple top I had problems with the 5/8 allowance being a little wide on the cross front bias edge and getting a little wobbly. I ended up just popping a little snap there but was not totally satisfied with the outcome.

Sew Spoiled said...

I left the seam allowance alone this time but next time I might subtract a little as well. Thanks for the tip!
I like wearing a tank top underneath too to help with shifting. When moving around if the wrap shifts, you only see the tank top.
Thanks Corrine for the SA tip.

Ginger said...

Your dresses look great!

Corrine said...

I never even thought of a tank top underneath or a cute little cami. I need more than one brain these days!