Here it is, the yellow wrap dress that I made for my brother’s fiesta wedding. All in all I am pretty excited about the way it turned out. I must say that this dress is a bit loud for NYC, but hopefully I have another opportunity to wear such a dress soon.
Pattern: Vogue 8379
Materials Used: Floral knit from Denver Fabrics
Sizing: After reading other reviews I went down one size from my measurements and it worked out well.
Changes Made: As you can see I made a lot of changes. I changed the sleeve into a very gathered sleeve. I also cut the back on the fold instead of making a seam down the back. I also created a sloping high-low hem. I also lined the bodice with a dancewear nude fabric to add some stability and coverage. Next time I would also lengthen the lie by at least a foot so that I could tie it into a bow instead of a knot.
The Good: A great solid pattern. Very easy to follow. Easy to customize. Sews up really fast. I think that wrap dresses are usually very flattering and look good on all body types.
The Bad: The original pattern is a bit conservative for my taste (or as others have said very business appropriate). Otherwise great.
Conclusion: I highly recommend this pattern for anyone that is looking for a basic wrap.
And just for fun here is a pic of me and those of my siblings who were able to attend.