Korea fabric haul part 3: a bumblebee wrap dress

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I found the fabric featuring bumblebees and white roses in Korea and instantly thought of my sister as she likes bees. I asked her what she might like me to make from this fabric and she had the idea of a wrap dress.

Using her measurements and a top in her size, I drafted a pattern out. It took several sample garments/toiles until I achieved a fit I was relatively happy with. Even when I had the garment sewed together, I made further adjustments when it was tried on. The long hem is finished with a bias facing which I chose to do as it has a curved hemline.

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To wear the dress, it is put on like a cardigan or jacket and the left half is wrapped towards her right and tied on the inside, then the right half wrapped towards her left and tied with the attached sash in either a bow or plain knot.

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After much trial and error with this self-drafted pattern, I am very pleased with the final result and that my sister likes the dress!

This is my fourth make in my Korea Fabric Haul series. You can read part 1 and part 2 on my blog to see the other garments I’ve made.

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