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The WIllow Wrap Dress by Love Notions

I love wrap dresses. I love them all. They all have something different to offer. Every pattern you'll find for a wrap dress (or faux wrap dress) is slightly different. Enabler alert: There is a reason to have multiple wrap dress patterns. I think. šŸ˜‰
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So, a few weeks back, when Love Notions announced that their Feature Friday Sale was the Willow Wrap Dress, and it was discounted to only $5, I obviously spent a little while deciding whether or not I NEED another wrap dress pattern, and, of course, eventually decided I did. I looked at the pattern, all of the options, thought about fabrics I might use, and got REALLY excited.

Let me tell you about this pattern:

I know, I know.... You already have 1 or 10 wrap dress patterns and you're like me, trying to decide why you might like this one too. Well... let's look at the options!

This pattern is packed full of different options for sewing different looks. I've noticed this about Love Notions Patterns... they like to give you lots of different choices, lots of different look in the same pattern. Isn't that nice? You can choose different length options - there is a full a-line knee length skirt included and a peplum. There are different sleeve choices - short, elbow, 3/4, long, or flutter. The flutter sleeve got me! šŸ˜ Love the look! You might want a cute little ruffle flounce along the neckline. Or maybe you're interested in the simple lines of this wrap dress... but even if you want gathers or pleats on the side of your wrap, this pattern is for you! Pattern pieces for that are included too!

If you're a nursing mama, like me, you may have stayed away from dresses for a while because they seem less convenient. This wrap top is perfect for nursing!

And... AHEM... my favorite thing... this dress includes a maternity option too! I'm honestly not planning on needing a maternity pattern again for myself, but I love that this is included in the SAME pattern!

That's a lot of choices, and a lot of different looks you can get from this ONE pattern. Isn't that a deal? I bet you can see why I bought it! šŸ˜‰

Now... let's talk about MY DRESS!

I think it's my favorite new thing. For real, I LOVE this dress!



I chose to make the knee length a-line dress. I think it is so flattering. I used the pattern pieces for no ruching/pleats/ gathering for a smooth side finish. I sewed this in liverpool, and didn't know if the gathering would be too thick. I love the smooth side though - bonus: It's super quick to sew!



I mentioned that the flutter sleeves are what drew me to this pattern initially. So, I made my dress with the fancy, flutter sleeves!

I'm LOVING it!

Fabric:

I think this dress would be nice in many different fabrics. I happen to LOVE liverpool though. It's like super easy to sew with, I love wearing it, it's easy to pack to travel with (it doesn't wrinkle). It's just AWESOME.

Then, my favorite online Fabric Shop -- Amelia Lane Designs stocked liverpool! I saw this Red Gingham print, and knew it was meant to be this dress!

I'm super excited about how it turned out!




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  1. I had the same idea as you. I also bought the pattern, but I still have to make the dress. I really love your dress and flutter sleeves.

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    1. Thank you! I love the sleeves so much! šŸ™‚ it was very fast to make.

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