The Willow Wrap Dress

My Favorite DIY Wrap Dress for Fall

Hi, friends! It’s been a minute, but I’m back on the blog to share all about one of my most recent DIY projects: a wrap dress! A couple weeks back, I did a poll on Instagram for my followers to tell me what they wanted me to make next. A dress won by a landslide, and luckily I already had a pattern to do it! Flash forward to this past weekend and the dress is now complete! In total, I would say it took about six hours to do.

The Dress Pattern

The pattern I used was by a brand called Rosery Apparel, which is based in Australia. I actually found this company on YouTube when I was looking up how to sew something else I was working on. I bookmarked their site for future reference and when the time came for another DIY, I bought their Willow Wrap Dress pattern! What I love most about their sewing patterns is that they have step-by-step videos that walk you through how to use them. So cool and helpful!

The Process

Like I said before, I had already used this pattern to make a wrap blouse, so I sort of knew what I was doing. Emphasis on sort of! Of course the sleeves gave me a run for my money, but they turned out better than I expected! To add to the coolness factor of this dress, I used vintage fabric that I found at an antique mall for $4! With the addition of the pattern and buying some extra fabric for the belt, this project cost me around $25. Well worth the time and effort, if you ask me!

Styling Tips

For today’s look, I paired the wrap dress with Oxfords, but it can easily transition to fall with Dr. Martens! I can already see myself wearing this dress during the winter months with a fuzzy sherpa jacket and knee-high boots! PLUS—the same pattern I used for this dress can also be used to make a long-sleeve dress. Can you say winter DIY project?!

Well, that’s all I’ve got for you today! I hope that your week is off to a great start and I promise I’ll be back on the blog again soon!

Until next time!


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