Greetings from Botany Bay, one of South Carolina’s barrier islands featuring a hauntingly beautiful boneyard beach.
I’ve said I’ll never buy another wrap dress. I’ll never buy another faux wrap dress either.
I considered sewing my jersey with Vogue 1314 for some time. I even went as far as to lay out the pattern and fabric, but the practicality of the Butterick 5873 won out over high fashion 😉
Is there a better pattern – fabric combination for everyday wear? No wrinkles, no wardrobe malfunctions on windy days and the comfort level is sky-high.
I was quite excited to sew a really easy pattern, but who am I kidding? I seem to have a knack for making simple patterns more difficult than intended.
For the front, I sewed the right sides together at the neckline and turned the fabric. Using this method I avoided sewing a narrow hem finish along the front of the dress. Then I basted the underling to the side seams and sewed as one piece. For the back I sewed the two back pieces together down the center seam and basted the two fabrics wrong sides together.
Since the dress is very close-fitting and does not have a waistline seam, the underlining provides just enough weight to keep the dress hanging nicely, and keeping it from clinging to all of the wrong places.
Some may understandably consider my latest to be a summer dress. I thought about adding the longer sleeves for about five minutes before concluding that the cap sleeves are more my style … any dress with sleeves fits the bill for fall in my book!
It’s also perfect with my new fall shoes………