June 12, 2012

2-in-1 Sewalong: Inspirational Wrap Dresses

Here's a bit of inspiring wrap type dresses to get your creative juices flowing for our sewalong. Tomorrow I'll feature shirt dress styles so don't despair if you haven't thought of what you want your final creation to look like. I'm such a wrap dress lover. Sigh.....They look so easy and chic. LinB (a regular commenter here at A Fashionable Stitch) said of Simplicity 1880:

"This pattern is so sweet — it reminds me of the dresses we sewed in the mid-late 1970s, with its front gathers into a shoulder yoke, and the swingy skirt, and the convertible collar. Even the cuffed full sleeves on the wrap dress make me nostalgic for that time of at-last-i’m-done-with-high-school-bring-on-the-boys optimism and youthful vitality! I look forward to seeing your finished dresses."

I would say that just about sums it right up for me. Perfect description of what I'm after.

This is like THE wrap dress I want. Isn't it rather beautiful? Yet it looks totally unfussy and easy to wear. Comfort is definitely a word that is coming to mind and I do so like comfort.

This is another beauty. It has a very chic look and I love the pockets - something I'm seriously considering incorporating into the sewalong. What say you?

Here's a faux wrap style dress that's got a bit of an edge to it. I love the use of gathers everywhere and it looks light and summery. Plus its green and I'm a green fanatic!

Pretty right? I love the fabric choice and this looks very similar to our pattern pick as well. A pretty pair of heels and a clutch and you're set.

Are you dying over this dress? Crazy thing is it looks like a sharp, clean cotton poplin and I was all thinking only about silky drapey stuff. You can't go wrong with cotton poplin now can you?

I'm so in love with this purpley color and the fact it's polka dotted makes my knees start to give. It's lovely! Plus again, we've got those lovely gathers at the waist and shoulders - so flattering!

I'm loving the sleeve length on this number and even the color, though I know it wouldn't look that great on me (same color as my skin). Still quite nice!

Another lovely piece and it has such class too. All I can think is chic, class, sophisticated.

So you can click on any of the photos to see where they came from. What do you think? Do have an inspiring wrap dress image? Leave the link in the comments cuz I would love to see more. Also, I ran across this interview with Diane Von Furstenberg who pretty much hallmarked the wrap dress style and I thought it was more than inspiring so you should hop over and read it too.

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