Hi loves, today I will teach you how to make a wrap dress in this quick sewing tutorial.
I created my wrap dress using 2 fabrics: a velvet fabric and a white & black jersey fabric, and I mixed them together to create a two tone wrap dress with a belt.
Tutorial: How To Create A Wrap Dress
Start off with your T-Shirt dress pattern, which you can draft with your own measurement using my video guide here
Measure out a rectangle of paper, which should be double the width of your quarter pattern.
Here is what it should look like.
Now fold your pattern paper in half
Step 2: Tracing out
Place your t-shirt dress pattern on top of your folded paper placing the centre front on fold. Trace the outline of the t-shirt dress pattern onto your paper underneath
Here is what it should look like after it’s been traced out.
Cut out the pattern you have traced out, on fold, as shown below.
After cutting out your pattern, it should look like this.
Next, open it up to reveal the full pattern, as shown in the picture below.
Step 5-creating the front neck outline
Next, mark the neck drop which will guide you for when you draw your wrap dress front outline. Also, mark 1.5inch in from the waist point on the left side as indicated below.
Square down from the waist line at the 1.5 inch mark up to the hem of the dress.
Square up from the waist line at the 1.5 inch mark up to the shoulder.
Cut out as shown below.
From your cut edge, mark in 1 inch through out and draw a line.
Here I turned the pattern over and I am folding the 1inch line.
This is the pattern with the left side folded 1 inch in. Then I marked 3/8 inch up from the waist line.
Here I am drawing the wrap dress front outline from the waist at the 3/8 inch mark, passing through the neck drop mark and the to the neck.
Once you are satisfied with your outline shape, cut it out.
In the photos below, see how I make a slight adjustment on the front neck to prevent gaping.
Here I fold the edge back and the front piece is now ready.
Step 7 – Create neck band
Measure around the neck back and front for the neck band length. Here I am measuring the neck back.
Here I am measuring the neck front
I added the measurements of the front and back neck minus 1/4 inch to get the length for this neck band. I used a width of 4 inches.
Step 8 – Making the sleeve and belt
Here I am adjusting the sleeve to my desired length and shape at hem. Check here for how to make a sleeve pattern.
I created the belt pattern using length 45 inches and width 4 inches
Finally, my pattern pieces have been completed and laid out accordingly.
My fabric pieces have been cut out, ready to be sewn and stitched together. Check out the sewing process here
The final dress:
How I Styled My DIY Wrap Dress
Here I styled my wrap dress with opaque black tights, and suede ankle boot heels. Then, I accessorised with gold tone jewellery necklace and bangle.
There are many ways to style a wrap dress, but as we approach the colder wintry season, I opted for tights and ankle boots.
I hope this wrap dress tutorial could guide you into creating your own.
Here is a blogpost I wrote on how to create a T-Shirt dress with 5 easy steps.
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Thank you 🙏🏾