Posted 5 June, 11on:
The wrap dress is such a flattering to style to women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. However, the wrap dress is not always flattering in windy conditions, or when sitting, or trying to get out of a car, or leaning over a student’s desk. Yes, it can be a challenged to stay all wrapped up in a wrap dress. Enter the fake wrap dress!
Simplicity 2647 is an amazingly flattering fake wrap dress. Not only is it a wrap, but it also has some lovely pleats right across the midsection. Those lovely pleats can hide lumps and bumps and fluff. The overlay is connected on both side seams. There is no way the skirt can fly open. I worried about the plunging neckline. Magically, it hugs the body.
My fabric is an ITY knit that I purchased in Chicago at Vogue Fabrics. It feels delightful next to the skin.
Here is a the line drawing of the pattern because this fabric is a bit too busy to see the style lines.
I made View D to test the fit of the pattern. I am not in love with it, but it will be fine as dress for hanging out this summer. The fabric was not a favorite, so that might be part of the issue. Views B & C are a halter style version. I plan to make one for the summer.
In the right fabric, this would be an outstanding formal gown. Knit would be so comfortable to wear to long, formal event. Knits also travel wonderfully. Such a pity that there no formal events in my immediate future. I think I shall hang onto this pattern just in case something pops up.