Thursday, March 29, 2007

It's A Wrap

I love to experiment. Since I'm not a trained pattern drafter, I use drafted patterns to learn, somewhat intuitively.

In this case, I compared Kwik Sew 3408 to my Old Faithful Christine Jonson Wrap Dress pattern.

I like both, as I like both apples and oranges.

Shown here is Kwik Sew 3408. This pattern, as compared to the CJ pattern, has more coverage around the neck. It is cut larger overall than the CJ pattern. The Kwik Sew pattern has a bust dart and the curve at the armscye is bigger. To summarize, the Kwik Sew pattern is meant for less stretchy knits than the CJ pattern. The CJ pattern shows a longer skirt hem. Also, the CJ pattern is designed with a ruffle at the edge of the long sleeve.

My only regret with this dress is that I should have placed the fabric so that the darker part of the print was at my waist. Oh well, it's still wearable. And springlike!


els said...

A lovely Spring wrap dress.

debbie said...

Love what you did with the fabric. I have some of the same aging in my stash right now waiting for the right pattern.

Tany said...

Gorgeous! Lovely print too!

Erica B. said...

Great looking dress, looks fabulous on you! I love the fabric!

May said...

Barbara, I love your creations: this wrap dress and the one from the previous post. You look fantastic in them! Also, thanks for the comparison between CJ and KS. As there are so many wrap dresses out there, your comparison will be very helpful.

Mardel said...

gorgeous print, gorgeous dress. I think it looks wonderful on you, and hadn't even noticed the pattern placement. Thanks for the pattern comparison. That kind of info is so helpful