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Chiffon Wrap

November 18th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

This wrap couldn’t be easier to make:  one rectangle, two seams! Here’s the front:

The pattern is by Rhonda Buss, of Rhonda’s Creative Life, who made it part of her weekly free pattern posts.  My version isn’t very exciting, featured as it is here, on my duct tape dummy, but it’s wonderful to wear.

Back view:

Because I never wear anything remotely formal, a wrap like this has a lot of appeal.  Slip it on over a black top and slim pants, and, voilà, I can almost look dressed-up.  Also, it packs up into nothing at all; if I had to look somewhat elegant, this could be a good fake.  Or it could be one fantastic beach wrap!  Here’s a sneak preview of Rhonda, modeling it quite romantically:

to get the full effect, you’ll need to check out Rhonda’s post where you can see it in its wondrous, flowing, glory at the beach!

I used my rolled hem foot to finish all the edges.  It did a beautiful job, and was a quick and easy way to knock off the project.

Rhonda’s instructions are here.  If you don’t know her blog, do take a look around.  Rhonda consistently posts clever and imaginative ways to think about, and manipulate, fabric — her Fabulous Free Pattern Fridays are incredibly inspirational, but so is the rest of her blog.  Go visit — you won’t be sorry!

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  1. December 5th, 2013 at 13:30 | #1

    Thank you for the grosgrain pocket edge trick–that’s clever! Very cute pants.

    • December 7th, 2013 at 09:04 | #2

      You’re welcome, Trena! Note: I think this comment strayed from the post it refers to, which is the Tofino pants post, for those who are looking for the (non-existent!) grosgrain-faced pockets in the chiffon!

  2. birdmommy
    November 20th, 2013 at 21:52 | #3

    So nice to see a posting from you – and of such a lovely project too!

    I’ve missed you… OK, I don’t mean for that to sound all creepy and weird. I just really like the projects you do. 🙂

    • November 21st, 2013 at 17:20 | #4

      What a kind comment, birdmommy — thank you! There are more projects to come; I’m vowing to be a better blogger, if only to make sure my queue doesn’t pile up as it did during the recent absence.

  3. November 19th, 2013 at 09:39 | #5

    What a beautiful piece you made. I love the fabric as well as the color. So, so nice and a BIG thank you for taking a chance on the piece. I’m so happy that you are happy 🙂

    • November 19th, 2013 at 10:19 | #6

      Thank you, Rhonda! It’s such a clever piece; next time I may need to make it in silk!

  4. Dilliander
    November 18th, 2013 at 20:51 | #7

    Love the colours and the floaty style. Your version is gorgeous and yes, very elegant.

    • November 18th, 2013 at 21:36 | #8

      Thanks for your comment, Dilliander. The best thing (among a lot of good things) about this design may be the way it lets the fabric take center stage!

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