Look, no snow on my back deck!!! My husband is putting the final touches on our deck. He started working on it last summer but the building season is short and the winter is looooong. He'll finish it once the weather gets a bit warmer. In this picture it's 38 degrees and it's 45 degrees right now. This is shorts weather in Alaska, baby!!
Here is BWOF 09-2006 #115. Yes, I'm very late getting on this bandwagon. Everyone is off this wrap-dress-wagon now but I still love the wrap dress. Here it looks very springy with my sandals but it would look nice with my brown leather boots too.
Here you can see how full the skirt is. The overlap on the fronts is really wide so there is little chance of exposure. This fabric is from JoAnn's (yes, I was surprised too) and it's a rayon/lycra 4-way stretch knit. It's super comfortable and cuddly. The front panel kind of stick together so that coupled with the overlap makes chance of exposure really low.
This is the true wrap dress so the ties go all the way around the back and tie in the front.
The original pattern has you use facings turned to the inside. Instead, I attached the front to elastic with my serger . . . .
. . . and folded the fabric over the elastic where I then stitched it down with my three-step zigzag stitch. It's hard to see on this fabric.
Here's a horribly bad overlay to show you the stitches.
Here's an equally bad overlay to show you the details. I actually really like this color combination. I will probably try making this dress again (using a different fabric) and add a contrast binding to the edges. This time I just used my coverstitch machine for the side edges and the bottom hem.
I think I'll wear this tomorrow. Well, assuming it's still this warm.