INDIESEW BLOG TOUR + HIGHLANDS WRAP DRESS

April 25, 2017   /   byTrue Bias  / Categories :  Feeds

Today I am lucky enough to be part of the Indiesew Spring Summer 2017 Collection blog tour. I eagerly jumped at the chance to sew up the Highlands wrap dress by Allie Olson of Indiesew. Wrap dresses are such a flattering cut on all body types and with it’s long waist ties and high side slits, the Highlands dress feels like a modern take on a classic dress.

I knew that I wanted to make this up in black, so I went with my current favorite fabric to sew with – rayon crepe from The Fabric Store online. If you havn’t sewn with rayon crepe before, imagine all of the benefits of a rayon challis – flows nicely, easy to sew, affordable, washable –  but then add in a really nice texture to the fabric that makes it feel a little bit more upscale. It also has a bit more weight to it which is beautiful in maxi length dresses because it adds some extra drama when you walk. I also have this fabric in a maroon that I am planning to make a Ogden dress out of once I can find the time.

The dress bodice fit perfect straight from the pattern. The only change I made was to shorten it. I think I took a total of 7 inches off of the skirt to accomodate the fact that I am a few inches shorter than the intended model and I wanted to wear it with flats instead of heels. After wearing it for the photoshoot I think I will add a small sew in snap to keep the neckline closed as it seems to pull open on me as I wear it.

Man I love this dress. One of those perfect dresses that I could see wearing to a dress event with a statement necklace and heels ( I could even see this as a killer bridesmaid dress) or worn with flats and a cuff bracelet it is an awesome dress to wear for brunch or a date night.

You can follow along with the rest of the lovely ladies on Indiesew Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Blog Tour here :

April 17: Hey June

April 18: Threadbear Garments

April 19: Alina Sewing + Design Co.

April 20: Groovy Baby and Mama

April 21: The Sara Project

April 24: Ada Spragg

April 25: True Bias

April 26: Ginger Peach Studio

April 27: Sew MarieFleur

April 28: Cookin’ and Craftin’

 

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