Vacation outfit - me-made wrap dress pattern 122 Burda 10/2011, Zara denim jacket, brown vintage bag, Guess sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Even though the temperatures are now really autumnal, I do not want to withhold my favourite me-made piece of the summer from you.  The pictures were taken at the beginning of September during my vacation in the south of France, where it was still midsummer. Somehow I was never a fan of wrap dresses, because I feared that they would open up while wearing. And then I was seeing wrap dresses everywhere this summer. And just like it is every time when I keep on seeing something, I’m convinced that I need one for myself. Do you feel the same way? However, I could not be more happy with my venture out of my comfort zone. I really don’t know why I haven’t tried it before, because a wrap dress creates a very slim line and is very feminine. When it is windy outside, I have to take care that the skirt doesn’t open up too much but I dearly love my new wrap dress nevertheless. More about the pattern below:

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OUTFIT

Denim jacket: Zara
Wrap dress: me-made Burdastyle #122 10/2011
Sunglasses: Guess
Necklace: Topshop
Bracelet: Tokyo Jane
Bag: Vintage from fleamarket
Sandals: Les Tropéziennes
Nailpolish: Essie “A-List”

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Vacation outfit - me-made wrap dress pattern 122 Burda 10/2011, Zara denim jacket, brown vintage bag, Guess sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made wrap dress pattern 122 Burda 10/2011, Zara denim jacket, brown vintage bag, Guess sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

 

Pattern: Burdastyle #122 10/2011

Difficulty: ●●○○○

Size: 36 (my usual size)

Vacation outfit - me-made wrap dress pattern 122 Burda 10/2011, Zara denim jacket, brown vintage bag, Guess sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made wrap dress pattern 122 Burda 10/2011, Zara denim jacket, brown vintage bag, Guess sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Materials & Costs:
Fabric: Viscose with floral print from Maybachufer Market in Berlin = 3 €/m
Total = 2 m x 3 €/m = 6.00 €
Vacation outfit - me-made wrap dress pattern 122 Burda 10/2011, Zara denim jacket, brown vintage bag, Guess sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY
Vacation outfit - me-made wrap dress pattern 122 Burda 10/2011, Zara denim jacket, brown vintage bag, Guess sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Pattern modifications: I only shortened the sleeves to a length of 17 cm, no other changes.

Vacation outfit - me-made wrap dress pattern 122 Burda 10/2011, Zara denim jacket, brown vintage bag, Guess sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made wrap dress pattern 122 Burda 10/2011, Zara denim jacket, brown vintage bag, Guess sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Conclusion: Why did I stay away from wrap patterns for such a long time? I’m in love with the patterns and especially like the pleats at the waist, which create a slim shape. This dress has already been followed by a version in maxi length. And I could also use a wrap dress with long sleeves for autumn or how about a blouse version? As you can see, the pattern will definitely be used again as the possibilities are endless.

Vacation outfit - me-made wrap dress pattern 122 Burda 10/2011, Zara denim jacket, brown vintage bag, Guess sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY