#thelittlereddressproject21 has officially kicked off today! You can now get working on your dress to reveal on Instagram between December 20th & 24th. If you are clueless, #thelittlereddressproject was started by Renata of The Twilight Stitcher.
This is the 5th year of the challenge, and this year she asked me to help out as co-host. Take that title very lightly as my role is minimal. This is ALL Renata’s baby! She came up with the challenge and rules, and worked on the graphics with her talented daughter Isabella. I am just helping to promote and provide inspiration, along with 5 lovely ladies Renata picked to be ambassadors this year: Alice-May, Crystal, Helen, Talisha and Lori.
I’ll also be helping to add your names into the spreadsheet we’ll use to draw the amazing random prizes from our sponsors: The Foldline, Minerva, Sew Essential, Love Notions, Itch to Stitch and Sinclair Patterns. For more information on the challenge, be sure to watch this video and head over to Renata’s YouTube Channel as well:
Now for inspiration. If you aren’t new to this blog, you may already know that I have a wrap dress obsession. Real wraps, faux wraps… it doesn’t matter! Wrap Dresses definitely fall into the ‘My favourite type of dress to wear’ category and in this post, I’ll be sharing 10 wrap dress patterns! The patterns are all from indie pattern designers, and some are even on sale for this weekend’s Black Friday festivities. I have made some of these patterns before, and others are on my to-sew list. Enjoy!
10 Wrap Dress Sewing Patterns
The Betty Faux Wrap Dress is a knit faux wrap dress pattern and was my entry into the challenge last year. It’s offered as a knee length dress or hip length blouse with long, three quarters, short sleeves or sleeveless. The pleats really make this pattern stand out and it can be dressed down or up. My red velvet version was perfect for Christmas dinner! The pdf pattern comes in REGULAR, PETITE and TALL with sizes from XS to XXL.
The Petaluma faux Wrap Dress is a woven pattern that gives you the benefit of the wrap shape but with the convenience of a traditional, back-zipped dress. It features an A-line petal shaped skirt and short, double petal or butterfly sleeves. It’s unlined and has an optional sash. My favourite sleeve option has to be the double petal – those go so well with the petal skirt! The pdf pattern comes in sizes 00-20 with options for A, B, C, D and DD cups.
The Willow Wrap Dress is a knit pattern with a crossover neckline bodice in two depths. The pattern is offered in dress and peplum lengths with short, flutter, elbow, 3/4 or long sleeves. An optional flounce can be added to the neckline as well as optional side ruching which can be made with gathers or pleats. There is also a maternity option! I’ve made the simple dress without ruching in tie dyed french terry and I also hacked the option with the flounce neckline to have double hem flounces and a side tie in a mini length. This one is dbp and I have a tutorial on my Youtube channel. The pdf pattern comes in sizes XS-5X with full bust option.
The Magnolia Dress is a woven pattern with a mock-wrap bodice and paneled skirt. Version A has a plunging neckline, maxi skirt with a slit, and long sleeves. Version B has a regular neckline, short skirt, and butterfly sleeves. I made the short version with bishop sleeves and a diy corset belt in a lemon print rayon fabric (review and tutorial on my Blog). I also recently made the maxi with flutter sleeves for a Mother-of-the-bride in crepe back satin a lace embellishment on the waistband. The pdf pattern comes in sizes 34-52.
The Orchid Midi Dress is a woven pattern with a wrap bodice and a midi length skirt. View A has ruffle sleeves. View B has long sleeves with a gathered cap and wrist. There is a combination of elastic and drawstring to define the waist and add drape to the bodice. You would not even believe how long this dress has been on my to-sew list. I’ve literally had the fabric for 2 years now.. it’s shameful! This is a great reminder to get cracking on it asap! The pdf pattern comes in sizes 0-30 with 2 bust cup options.
The Tres Belle is a knit pattern for a tunic and dress. It features a faux wrap bodice style, 3/4 circle or full circle skirt styles in both mid-thigh and knee-length options, gathered skirt in tunic-length. mid-thigh, knee-length, and maxi-length options, tank, short, 3/4, and long sleeve options, and an optional sash. So many options, it’s kinda ridiculous! I made the gathered maxi version with short sleeves from animal print dty. This is one of the most comfortable maxi dresses I own and I love that I can style it both casually and dressy. I have a review on my YouTube channel. The pdf pattern comes in sizes XXS – 5XL.
The Romy Wrap is a woven pattern with a blousey bodice featuring romantic pleat details, three-quarter sleeves, and elegant button closures. A is a peplum-style wrap blouse. B is a knee-length wrap dress with a curved high-low hem line. This is a true wrap pattern. I actually tested this pattern and can’t fault it at all. I made an animal print cotton peplum top as well as a snake print satin dress and I have reviews of both right here on my blog as well as my Youtube channel. The instructions and construction techniques on this pattern are amazing! The pdf pattern comes in sizes 0-30 with option for B, C, or D Cup bust sizes.
The Adeline Wrap is a woven pattern with a a wrap dress and top featuring dramatic diagonal pleats in the front and back. You can sew either a shawl collar or a plain neckline, and short or3/4 length sleeves which can be plain, or pleated. (Adeline was updated to include a sleeveless version) You can make a knee-length dress the top view with a peplum. This pattern is a true wrap with a tie closure. I made a casual plain neck peplum top in yellow seersucker as well as a chambray shawl collar dress, both reviewed in a Blog Post & Youtube Video. I cannot get over the pleat details that make this pattern so special! The pdf pattern comes in sizes 28-48.
The Linda Wrap Dress is a woven pattern for a wrap dress with a relaxed fit, a bias cut collar and practical patch pockets. Shaping is achieved with soft gathers in the bodice and skirt. The 3/4 length sleeves have a two-piece sleeve placket, and a cuff closed with a button. The waistband features a belt-like closure and a belt loop. I remember seeing this pattern a while back and thinking… ‘oh that’s pretty!’ and then forgetting about it until the recent re-release. I love the fact that the sample is made up in red fabric too. It’s definitely a tempting one for #thelittlereddressproject. The pdf pattern is available in English and French and comes in 2 size ranges: 34-46 for a B/C cup size and 46-60 for a DD cup size.
The Calvin Wrap is a woven pattern for a wrap dress and top with exposed bias binding that extends into long ties to form a bow closure. It has rings and sliders which create adjustable shoulder straps for an easy fit. View A is a short top that hits approximately two inches below the natural waist. View B is a straight dress that hits at mid calf. I’ve been eyeing this pattern for so long! I love that it is a more strappy version as opposed to a traditional wrap dress. Definitely can be made either casual or dressy and it looks amazing on so many different body types based on examples I’ve seen on socials! The pdf pattern comes in sizes 0-18 which is a little disappointing but I see Kelli has been updating patterns to a new size range so hopefully this one be updated soon.
Those are the 10 wrap dress sewing patterns I’ve chosen to highlight today and trust me, there are a lot more to choose from! Let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see another 10 wrap dresses or which other style of dress I should do next. I really want to make a red Willow since that is one of my all time favourites from this list. Hoping I can find the perfect fabric this weekend! Wish me luck!
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