The Love Notions Willow Wrap Dress (affiliate link) is new and improved!
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The pattern features a dress and peplum length, optional bodice gathering or pleats, two neckline depths, and multiple sleeve options. There’s even an optional neckline ruffle that is so pretty! Like all Love Notions patterns, it’s available in sizes XS-XXXL and is so flattering on all figures.
I sewed up a size small with elbow sleeves (no surprise there) and a pleated bodice. I also chose the higher neckline. I used a gorgeous Art Gallery cotton spandex knit, Lantana in Cobalt from Katarina Roccellla’s Mediteraneo collection, that I got from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. I love the weight and drape of Art Gallery knits and it worked so well with this pattern.
I have been hesitant in the past to try wrap dresses, thinking they just weren’t right for my figure. Most wrap dresses seem to be cut really low and that just doesn’t suit me. I knew I could trust Tami at Love Notions to make a pattern that was both modest and flattering on all body types. I was nervous to try on the finished dress but fell instantly in love!
The shaping of the bodice and a-line skirt are so nice. I measure into a medium at the waist but didn’t grade out because of the flare of the skirt and I like the finished look. I will grade out next time for my arms- I always forget to do that! This fabric is nice and stretchy though so I will still wear this a ton. I actually think my next version will have the flutter sleeves. They make this dress so sweet and feminine.
I’ve also talked in the past about my plethora of unworn knit dresses in my closet. I think this dress is dressy enough for church and other formal functions. The bonus of it being super comfortable means I’ll reach for it again and again. I’m planning to get lots of wear out of it!
You can grab the Willow Wrap Dress on sale today and tomorrow for just $6 then it will be $8 through Monday, June 4th.