I made this super cute wrap dress with a side tie. The pattern is Simplicity S8848. Simplicity S8848 I made View A and I cut a size 16.
I used an African Print Fabric I purchased from an Etsy shop in a 6 yard bundle. The Fabric was so good to work with. No fraying and no fading or bleeding when I washed it. It was exactly the same as prior to washing it. I love this fabric. I especially like the pattern and the beautiful mixture of colors. Loving the red and the gold in this.
I lined this dress because I wanted to give it some weight for fall/winter. If I were making it during the spring or summer, I definitely would not line it. The lining fabric was a black and white polka dot cotton fabric I already had in my stash.
I had some difficult with the facing, but it turned out fine. It could be a little challenging for a beginner. I hate facings, but they are a necessary part of this garment. Although binding could have easily replaced the facing.
I styled this with a pair of high waisted jeans [even though they don’t show] and some gold pumps. I really like this dress. It’s just beautiful! I felt really dressed up!! It would be really great for a lunch date or a girls day out. If we ever get to having those again. (i.e. COVID). I definitely plan to make it again, but I think I will make the long sleeve top instead of the dress, just for the variation.
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