Pattern Review: Fashion Patterns by Coni – Spiral Wrap CS1001
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This review was originally featured in Threads #164 (December 2012/January 2013).
This dramatic wrap is fit for the opera or an evening walk on the beach. Cut in one spiral piece, it is extremely long, measuring 102 inches along the inner edge and 254 inches along the outer spiral edge. The wrap is 19 inches across at its widest. Finish the edges with a rolled hem. The wrap is a nice canvas for embellishment. Try embroidery or a beaded fringe. Our tester used satin for the muslin so we could envision the drape, but would not recommend such slippery fabric because of the difficulty of keeping it on the shoulders. It will take some experimentation to have the wrap drape nicely and stay put. This pattern is ideal for fabric that naturally sticks to itself, such as brushed cotton, wool, and fleece. Otherwise, consider using a brooch or scarf pin to keep the wrap in position. The dressy sample shown is in silk chiffon.
(Sized one size fits all)
Sewing Tip: Stabilize the bias areas along the spiral’s edge to make hemming easier.
-Tested by Gayle Moline, Manson, Iowa
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Sewing tip: Stabilize the bias areas along the spiral's edge to make hemming easier.