It occurred to me that although I’ve posted images of it, I have not written about the dress that inspired the wrap dress series.
When I was a little girl, my mother took an old McCall’s Pattern to make me a lovely little dress that looked almost exactly like the dress in the drawing. I wore it everywhere all the time, I even remember fighting about wearing something else my mother liked better. There are photos of me in that dress somewhere, but my parents are moving and can’t find them.
This being my favorite dress, and me looking for a project to make, but having neither clear memory, nor the pattern to hand, the internet became my friend. Through hours of searching, I didn’t find it. But I did find many other patterns for which I made sketches, flats, and proposed applications of those flats into patterns. That’s where the other wrap dresses come in.
Eventually, I found
I made myself a sloper out of a paper bag from whole foods, and then I cut and turned that sloper to make the pattern. Here are my (slightly messy) technical sketches, and the final result of my labor: