Wrap Dress Sewalong: Ta Dah!

Wrap dress made by Meg Carter for the McCall Pattern Company 2015 Wrap Dress Sewalong.

My co-hosts and I are finished with our wrap dresses and we’re ready to show them off to you! As you’ll recall, I was making my wrap dress for my niece Konstance, who needs to add some more career-type clothes to her post-college wardrobe. Konstance and her family came over this past Sunday for Easter dinner and I forced her into an impromptu modeling session:

Wrap dress made by Meg Carter for the McCall Pattern Company 2015 Wrap Dress Sewalong.

Wrap dress made by Meg Carter for the McCall Pattern Company 2015 Wrap Dress Sewalong.

She loves this dress! (Vogue Patterns V8379) I think it looks fabulous on her and I’m giving myself major pats on the back for sewing it. “Wow, that dress looks like you could buy it in a store,” is how Konstance’s 10-year-old sister praised my work. To which my sister chimed in with “It’s even better than store-bought because Aunt Meg made it and she’s a phenomenal sewer.” Don’t you just love when family members gush over your sewing?

We took some shots of this dress in the McCall Pattern Company photo studio:

McCall Pattern Company Wrap Dress Sewalong. Wrap dress sewn by Meg Carter of the McCall Pattern Company.Wrap dress made by Meg Carter for the McCall Pattern Company 2015 Wrap Dress Sewalong.

Wrap dress made by Meg Carter for the McCall Pattern Company 2015 Wrap Dress Sewalong.
A close-up of the hem area. I fused a lightweight interfacing to the underside of the hem, just to give it a little more body.
Wrap dress made by Meg Carter for the McCall Pattern Company 2015 Wrap Dress Sewalong.
This is Karen, Associate Art Director/Associate Fashion Editor for the McCall Pattern Company, modeling the dress I made for my niece. Karen is a little taller than Konstance but I wanted to provide you with more photos of the finished dress.

But wait, here are my co-hosts’ finished dresses: ReDpants Design, Sew Wrong. Love their dresses! How are your dresses coming along? Don’t forget to use the hashtag #wrapdresssewalong and post your photos to our Flickr group. Don’t worry if you just started sewing your dress or haven’t gotten to it yet; we’ll leave these blog posts up as long as this blog is in existence.

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21 comments
  1. Wow, nice dress. It looks great on both models. Congrats, Aunt Meg!

  2. Meg…I LOVE how your dress turned out! The fabric is actually VERY similar to the announcement picture! It turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

  3. This is a beautiful dress and congratulations to you for the great effort. It is a perfect fit for her. She is tall and slim…the dress is perfect for her. Lucky girl!

  4. I love the length of the dress on your niece. Just grazes the knee and perfect for the office. It is a perfect fit too and I love your fabric choice. I am busy with school right now but plan on making mine in May after classes.

  5. Very well done, it does look like you pick it up from the store. The inside finishing work is what seals the deal 🙂

  6. Gorgeous dress Meg – huge congrats. Both models looking fab wearing it.

  7. Love it.. question, did you use stretchable fusible interfacing or non stretch?

    1. Thanks! I did not use stretchable interfacing. The places where I interfaced—hem, bodice front facing and neck facing—are not places where you the garment will be stretched so you don’t need an interfacing with stretch. Hope this helps!

  8. Looks very nice on a tall slim girl. How would it look on someone short and heavy? Would the pattern still work?

    1. Hi Karen! Sewing blogger Cashmerette has a lot on wrap dresses for plus-size women. Check it out: http://www.cashmerette.com/wrap-dress-central

  9. You’ve all done a great job! I especially like the version with the solid top and patterned skirt.

  10. This is truly a great pattern. I always feel like a million bucks in mine!

  11. Wonderful dress! Great job!

  12. Fabulous fit. The hem is beautiful n hangs so perfect. I think this is the oerfect sleeve for this dress.

  13. This is my all time favorite pattern!! I love this dress and it fits me “sew” well. She looks great.

  14. Your niece looks beautiful in that gorgeous dress you made for her and it fits her perfectly!

  15. Hi! I love the dress. It is awesome! Where are all the other “reveals” posted? I am looking forward to seeing them. Unfortunately, my mother, sister and I haven’t finished ours yet. Can we still post late?

    ~Billie~

    1. Hi Billie! Yes, take your time. My co-hosts and I wanted to finish on time but everyone else is going at their own pace. You can see photos here on our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2827484@N22/

  16. Beautiful dress! It looks so great on your niece!

  17. This is GORGEOUS! You niece is lucky to be the recipient of such an incredible wrap dress.

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