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Favorite Wrap Dress Patterns?

jatman | Posted in Patterns on

Does anyone have any wrap dress pattern favorites?  I’m looking to make a wrap dress from a nice jersey fabric that I just picked up!

Thank you!



  1. fabricholic | | #1

    Hi JT,

    I just received my Nancy's Notions catalog and I see they have a wrap dress pattern in it. I think it is a Christine Johnson. You might want to look at it on-line.

    1. jatman | | #2

      Thank you!  I will take a look at that one!


  2. tmorris1 | | #3


    Wrap dresses are pretty much the same across the board. Patterns from the 20's and 30's are essentially the same profile as the ones today. You may want to check the other wrap dresses thread here in patterns to get some construction tips.


    1. jatman | | #4

      Thank you!  I've been following that thread, too.  Thank you for the tip!


  3. robe | | #5

    I’ve been in a wrap dress frenzy for the last couple of months and have found several that look promising: Vogue 7898 & 8379 for knits and 7693 & 7931 for woven fabric; plus New Look 6429 for knits.  I can’t give any opinions on these, since I was lucky enough to score an original DVF wrap dress pattern.


    I did buy and sew a Simplicity 3877 that turned out IMHO awful.  The bodice is closed with a side zipper (??) and the skirt is gored.  So with different styles competing, there’s a lot going on.

    1. jatman | | #6

      Thank you SO much - I'll go look at those right now.  How on Earth did you obtain the DVF pattern?


      1. robe | | #10

        Ebay.  Of course, I had to pay REAL close attention when it got close to closing time.  There was another bidder lurking that put in a bid at the last minute, but I had already increased by bid. 

        There was another DVF pattern, size 12, on ebay yesterday that went for less than $20.  So they are out there.  robe

        1. jatman | | #11

          I just got through checking Ebay - nothing today!  Oh well, I'll have to keep watching.  Thank you for mentioning it.  I didn't think they were out there anymore!


    2. Lynnelle | | #7

      I have heard so many bad things about that Simplicity 3877 pattern!  I am so glad I returned it!  Slowly I am moving away from purchasing Simplicity patterns for they appear to be far from Simple!

  4. Ckbklady | | #8

    Kwik Sew has a terrific wrap dress pattern - #3489, with a choice of long or cap sleeves, and optional collar. I made it in a black wool jersey, and it is my autumn "dinner-out" staple dress.

    :) Mary

    1. jatman | | #9

      Thank you!  I'll look at that one, too!


    2. CRC83 | | #12

      Is this Kwik Sew a true wrap? Like, is it actually open in the front until you wrap it around and tie it shut? I bought a "wrap dress" pattern recently (can't remember which one) and was dismayed to realize halfway through that it's a faux wrap (sewn shut "wrap-style" with a useless tie on the side) -- not cute! Thanks.

      1. Ckbklady | | #13

        Yes, the Kwik Sew pattern 3489 is a true wrap dress. It's great, because if you fit the bust dimensions relatively closely, you still have "re-tie" room when you eat a lot of cookies. :)

        Check out http://www.kwiksew.com and select:"Catalogue"


        "USA: Kwik Sew Patterns"

        And then put "3489" into the "Find By Pattern Number" search engine. Because the pattern page is an internal window, I cannot give you a direct link to it.

        It's a nice pattern. I made it from a light stretch black velour.

        Happy sewing!

        :) Mary



  5. Gloriasews | | #14

    Sandra Betzina has a wrap dress in Vogue (V8186) that has a princess style front & a pleat in the back bodice that should make the fitting close to perfect in that the dress should not move when you wear it.  I would think the flounces could be optional, though.

    1. jatman | | #15

      Thank you!  I'll check it out!


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