Love that Look – Willow Wrap Dress

by | February 2, 2017

Love that Look: Willow Dress with a Collar

The other day I found myself (as I often do) browsing Pinterest for some wrap dress style inspirations, when I came across a few wrap and faux wrap dresses with collar so I knew I just had to make myself one! In today’s blog I’ll show you how I achieved this timeless look using the Willow Wrap Dress pattern and this gorgeous double brushed poly form So Sew English.

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Start by printing your pattern and cutting your fabric. We will now create our collar pattern. It’s easy peasy! Grab a piece of paper and draw a trapezoid with the measurements as shown in the graphic bellow. You can of course make your collar more narrow if you prefer, or even shorter. I wouldn’t make it any larger though.

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Cut 2 collar pieces of your fabric and 1 of light weight fusible interfacing. Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of one of the collar pieces. IMG_5511

With the right sides together, sew around the sides and top. I use a 3.2 stitch length and around 3.5 tension. Once you finished sewing clip the corners and turn it.

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Give it a good press! Don’t skip this step, ironing your collar will make it look so much more professionally made. Optionally, you can topstitch around the 3 sides, 1/8 ” from the edge. Mark the center of your collar with a pin, a clip (like I did) or just a little snip.

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We will now attach the collar to the dress. Start sewing the dress according to the pattern and stop as soon as you pressed 3/4 ” for the neck/front bodice hem. Find the center of the back neckline and match the collar center with it. Pin the collar around the neckline slowly.

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Using a coverstitch, a twin needle, or a zig zag stitch stitch the hem in place making sure you attach the collar at the same time.

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Press well and steam to remove any waviness that might have occurred during stitching.

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That’s is! See how easy that was? You have now added a collar to the Willow Wrap dress. I can’t wait to see your take on the Willow dress in the group.

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Don’t have the Willow Dress yet? No problem! Tami has graciously put the dress pattern on sale for today so hurry up and get your copy now. No coupon needed.

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1 Comment

  1. Christy

    This turned out really cute! I love all your pattern alteration advice! This is totally how I sew. I’m glad I found you.

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My passion is to design user-friendly, digital sewing patterns that help you create the modern, comfortable clothes that will become your wardrobe staples. Whether you are a master sewist or a complete novice, my goal is for you to enjoy the entire sewing process from the time you click “download” until the wearer is twirling around in the final fitting.

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