Τρίτη, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

That's a Wrap! 6 Wonderful Wrap Dress Patterns for Women

That's a Wrap! 6 Wonderful Wrap Dress Patterns for Women: A wrap dress can fit many body types and sizes. These wrap dress patterns are easy to customize with fabric, sleeve length and style.

That’s a Wrap! 6 Wonderful Wrap Dresses for Women

Do you often have trouble getting a dress that fits just right? Styled to hug the body and sewn in a variety of apparel fabrics, a wrap dress can fit many different body types and sizes. These stylish wrap dress patterns are easy to customize with your choice of fabric, sleeve length and bodice style. Featuring cute details like side plates and lace trim, these wrap dresses make a great weekend sewing project! Also check out our dress sewing kits, with lots of fabric options to suit your personal style.

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That's a Wrap Dress Kit
They say everyone needs a little black dress. But what about a blue one? Pick up a That's a Wrap Dress Kit with Robert Kaufman's Laguna Jersey knit fabric in one of two navy blue prints (rings or dots), and you'll be ready for any occasion with carefree style that suits you perfectly. An easy wrap dress pattern comes with the fabric, and you'll can whip up this flattering dress over the weekend!

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Wrap dress pattern free
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If you want to try out a wrap dress pattern that's perfect for summer, check out this above-the-knee version with short sleeves from So Sew Easy! This cute wrap dress has a cross-over bodice with pleats and a straight skirt. Add an optional elastic waist with a matching tie belt. No embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions here! Only the bodice wraps over leaving you safe from overexposure. The free PDF pattern comes with step-by-step photos.
Christine Jonson Wrap Dress Kit
Have you tried Christine Jonson Patterns? Specializing in easy-to-fit clothing patterns, this pattern company is bringing you lots of styling options in a simple wrap dress kit! A LYCRA blend knit fabric accompanies the sewing pattern to make a complete kit. Fitting sizes 4 to 22, this versatile wrap dress kit comes with either solid red or black fabric, for a classic dress with serious style!
Easy Mock Wrap Dress pattern
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This mock wrap bodice and simple A-line skirt combine to make a classic summer dress! Sew up this wrap dress pattern with an elastic waist, short sleeves, and side-seam pockets. Optional lace trim adds vintage style on this easy dress pattern for beginners. The PDF pattern comes in 5 sizes (XS to XL) and works best with lightweight fabrics from woven to knits.
Love Notions Willow Wrap Dress pattern
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Start sewing your ideal wrap dress right away with an instant download of the Willow Wrap Dress PDF pattern. Functional and flattering, this comfy knit wrap dress has a crossover neckline that's great for nursing moms, and the pattern includes an optional modesty panel to give a layered look. Side ruching can be pleated or gathered, and the full, knee-length skirt looks flattering on all figures! This pattern comes works for sizes XS to XXL.
Sleeveless Wrap Dress
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Pair this classic wrap dress with tights or a cardigan to wear it all year long! Or simply wear this dress all summer for a classic look that is easy to wear. A loose, sleeveless wrap dress pattern stitches up nice in cotton jersey with a lace-trimmed neckline. An instant PDF pattern download comes in five sizes (34 to 42) and is written in Finnish and English.

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6 Wrap Dress Patterns for Women

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Women :. Dresses :. #5203 Petit black dress

Women :. Dresses :. #5203 Petit black dress

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example - #5203 Petit black dresspreview - #5203 Petit black dress
Difficulty: **
You will need: gabardine; lining; fusing; 1 zipper; 3 buttons.
Attention! Fabric consumption varies depending on the size of garment. First of all, print out paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric/ knit you plan to use, to see how much fabric you will need.
When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches- they must coincide.

Cutting:

Fabric:
1. Middle back part - 2 details
2. Side back part - 2 details
3. Middle front part - 2 details
4. Side front part (one-piece with strap) - 2 details
5. Piping - 1 detail
6. Back strap - 2 folded details
Lining
1. Middle back part - 2 details
2. Side back part - 2 details
3. Middle front part - 2 details
4. Side front part (one-piece with strap) - 2 details
Fusing: details above waistline (upper part).

Instructions:

1. Apply the fusing to wrong side of upper part details (above waistline).
2. Sew middle princess seam and front princess seam. Serge seam allowances. Press middle princess seams toward left part; press princess seams towards the center.
3. Sew back princess seam leaving closure slit. Serge seams and press allowances towards center.
4. Sew side seams, serge them and press forwards.
5. Sew the zipper with its teeth hidden.
6. Fold back straps along bend line wrong side out and overstitch them along long edge. Turn straps right side out, press them and tack to side back parts' upper edges.
7. Sew narrow stripe of the piping. Cut in into 3 pieces and form 3 loops. Tack loops to left strap end (loop corners should be on the strap, loop ends should be on edge allowance). Loop size depends on button size.
8. Sew lining details in the same ways as fabric ones. Lay lining on the dress right sides together and sew back upper edges from zipper, as well as armhole edges, straps outer edges and front neckline edges. Leave a slit for back straps back ends between marks of front straps. Cut allowances at 2-3 mm (1/8") from stitch, cut diagonally at strap ends; slash neckline corner allowances perpendicularly to seam stopping at 1 cm (3/8") before stitch. Slash seam allowance near crosswise marks. Fold the lining to wrong side, serge it and press. Fold the lining under and sew it to zipper braid.
9. Pin back straps upper ends under front straps ends. Try the dress, adjust straps length and sew them to front strap open edges (do not catch lining). Turn the lining under and sew t above joining seam.
10. Serge hem allowance, press it to wrong side and sew with blind stitches. Sew lining hem so that it was 1.5 -2 cm (3/4") shorter than the dress.
11. Sew buttons on right strap end according to loops.


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Most of us own dozens of different dress sewing patterns, and we paid a pretty penny for some of them. Now that the holidays are here, we have to be a little more careful about our budget. Helloooo, free dress sewing patterns!
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Download these basic free dress sewing patterns that you can sew as-is or put your own spin on.
These free dress sewing patterns are awesome basics that you can sew as-is or put your own spin on. The basic silhouettes make them easy to customize. Add sleeves to the sleeveless styles, mix patterns, or practice shortening and lengthening hems. It's the perfect opportunity to play around and be creative.
Maybe you blew all your savings on holiday gifts. Or maybe it's your New Year's resolution to be more thrifty when it comes to sewing supplies. No matter what your situation, download these free dress sewing patterns and start sewing right away.
Simple Wrap Dress FREE Sewing Pattern
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1. Simple Wrap Dress Pattern

This free dress pattern can be worn 20 different ways depending on how you wrap it. Check out the other photos to see just a few of the variations. You'll only need 2 yards of knit fabric to make it, so you might even be able to pull it out of your stash.
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Graffiti FREE Dress Sewing Pattern
Photo via Craftsy member So Sew Easy

2. Graffiti Dress

The length of this circle skirt can be shortened or lengthened depending on your preference. There's also an option for a contrast waist band. If you get stuck while you're making the dress, check out the how-to video that the designer made.
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Festival Dress FREE Sewing Pattern
Photo via Craftsy member Nickiejc

3. Festival Swing Dress

You don't have to attend a festival to wear this breezy dress. The designer recommends this dress as a great first project for beginner sewers. You don't have to limit wearing the dress to summer; pair it with leggings and a cardigan on colder days.
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Striped Maxi Dress FREE Sewing Pattern
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4. Striped Maxi Dress

This pattern is perfect for sewers who want to give knits a try. If buying knit fabric isn't in your budget right now, the designer also suggests using a jersey bed sheet as an alternative. See our tricks for sewing with knits if you're sewing with knits for the first time.
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Artemisia FREE Dress Sewing Pattern
Photo via Craftsy member NicolettaDNDC

5. Artemisia Dress

This flowing jersey dress can be sewn with a sewing machine or a serger. A belt adds a nice cinch to an otherwise simple shape that's easy to sew. Dress it up or down; the dress looks as nice with flats as it does boots and heels.
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Dress with Bow FREE Sewing Pattern
Photo via Craftsy member magnes

6. Dress with Bow

Wear this dress to a fancy dinner or to the office. It's all about how you accessorize it. The sample above was made with satin, but this could work with a cotton too.
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Triangle Maxi Dress FREE Sewing Pattern
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7. Triangle Maxi Dress

Download the free pattern for this dress, then head over to our easy maxi dress tutorial right here on the Craftsy Blog to get full instructions for construction. Because the pattern is so basic, you can add embellishments or play with the design to get the exact shape you want.
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Mom's Raglan Dress FREE Sewing Pattern
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8. Mom's Raglan Dress

It's hard to be comfortable while also looking dress up, but this raglan dress pulls it off nicely. I love the sample dress's combination of striped bodice and floral sleeves! Dig through your scraps and see what kind of fun pattern combinations you can come up with.
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Brief Encounter Knit Dress FREE Sewing Pattern
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9. Brief Encounter Knit Dress

A breezy bodice with a circle skirt sewn in a knit fabric is no doubt a recipe for comfort. Add a belt for just a bit of extra embellishment, like the sample above. There's also a full video tutorial to walk you through each step in case you get stuck.
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Color Block V-Neck FREE Dress Sewing Pattern
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10. Colorblock V-Neck Dress

Here's another knit that will gladly help you get rid of those knit fabric scraps. Feeling adventurous? You could even add a colorblock border around the hem.

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Fit and Flare Dress - free pattern - So Sew Easy

Fit and Flare Dress - free pattern - So Sew Easy
Free pattern for this fit and flare dress with princess seams.  Full video tutorial too - yup, this is perfect for me  :-)

I have another free dress pattern for you this month.  I managed to pick up a couple of nice ponte knits in my local fabric store – shock – and wanted to use them right away so I drafted this simple fit and flare dress pattern.
It’s got a scooped neck, short sleeves and design lines front and back for a negative ease fitting in the bust, close fit in the body and then softly flared out skirt from the hips down.  Those design lines front and back can really help you to get a nice fit.
Free pattern for this fit and flare dress with princess seams.  Full video tutorial too - yup, this is perfect for me  :-)My first was in this plain blue ponte and you can see the design lines much better in this one.  For the second I used the tribal/striped print.  Although it has the same seams, they really disappear in the print and for once my pattern matching was pretty darned good!  Interesting though how different knits can alter the feel of the fit.  I cut and sewed both patterns exactly the same, but the blue one appears to fit closer to the body.
Free pattern for this fit and flare dress with princess seams.  Full video tutorial too - yup, this is perfect for me  :-)
I love an easy pull-on-and-go knit dress and I have a feeling I’ll have more of these in my wardrobe by the end of the year.  There’s a free pattern for you too.  Enjoy!
Features:
  • Designed for a heavier weight knit such as a ponte, double knit or thicker jersey
  • Design lines front and back for a great fit
  • Scoop neckline with facings front and back
  • Short sleeves
  • Video and photo instructions
  • Available in sizes 31-48 inch bust
Free pattern for this fit and flare dress with princess seams.  Full video tutorial too - yup, this is perfect for me  :-)
Materials needed:
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Fabric requirements:
Assuming fabric 54 inches wide, you will need approximately 2.5 yards of fabric.  If your fabric is 60 inches wide, smaller sizes A and B can fit onto 1.75 yards.
More may be needed if you have a large scale pattern to match

How to sew the Fit and Flare Dress


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Step by step Fit and Flare Dress Sewing Instructions

Use your pattern pieces to cut out all of your fabric.  Remember to cut mirror images for the side panels, so you will need two facing one way and 2 facing the other, not 4 all the same.
Starting with the back, match and pin the two side panels to the center back panel RST (right sides together).  Sew the two long seams to join the pieces – tip, start at the top and sew to the bottom for both seams.  Use a 1/2 inch seam allowance throughout unless mentioned otherwise.
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Trim and neaten your seams with an overcasting stitch, if you aren’t using a serger.  Press your seams towards the center.
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Repeat for the front of the dress.  Match and pin the two side panels to the center front panel RST (right sides together).  Sew the two long seams to join the pieces.  Trim and neaten your seams and press towards the center.
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Optional – fuse a knit stay tape around both the front and back neckline to prevent stretching when you sew the facing and during wear.  Read more about the magic of knit stay tape here.
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Join the dress at the shoulders RST and stitch at 1/2 inch.  Press seams towards the back.
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Optional – you may add a line of the knit stay tape to the bottom of the sleeve edge too.  This prevents too much stretching and gives a really nice crisp hemline later on.  Do this now before sewing in the sleeves.
Pin the sleeve to the arm scye.  Match the center top of the sleeve with the shoulder seam and ease the sleeve to fit as needed.  Pin RST and stitch.
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Repeat to add the other sleeve and then press seams towards the sleeve.
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Join the front and back neckline facings together at the shoulder RST and stitch with the same seam you used for the shoulders of the dress, to make sure it matches perfectly.  You may serger or finish around the bottom edge of the facing or leave it raw.
Match the facing to the dress neckline, RST, matching shoulder seams. Pin well in place and then stitch with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
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Optional – you may choose to understitch the neckline facing to the seam allowance to prevent the facing popping up, or you may also decide to sew the facing down from the outside edge of the neckline too.  I’ve understitched the facing to the seam allowances here.  Understitching can’t be seen from the outside of the dress.
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Give the neckline a nice press and that part of our dress is now finished.
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Pin or baste your side seams and try on your dress.  Make any fitting adjustments you need.  Sew down the side seams of the dress, from the bottom of the sleeve to the bottom of the skirt.
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Try on your dress once again and mark or pin your hemline.  Trim the fabric if necessary and turn up a hem and stitch.  You can also use the knit stay tape to stop wavy hems too.  Press the hemline.
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Turn up 1/2 inch seam on the bottom of the sleeves and stitch.  Give these a good press too.
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That’s it, your Fit and Flare Dress is finished.  I hope you like yours as much as I do.  Come and share what you’ve sewn, this dress, any dress, or any sewing project in our sewing chat group.
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You can download the pattern from my design account on Craftsy.  Add it to your cart and check out - its FREE.  The pattern will be saved in your Pattern Library safely until you are ready to sew, then you can download and print it at any time.