Having been inspired by the wrap from Heaven Wrapped I set about making one for myself. This wrap is also from Heaven Wrapped and is the most luscious cotton/viscose/cashmere blend, which is both light and warm.
I made the holes round for this one and actually did it in my pattern making class at Workspace-FADS, as I wanted to make sure that I didn’t ruin this beautiful wrap.
I then did a rolled hem around each hole and also a rolled hem around the cutout pieces so that I could appliqué them back on with blanket stitch – this is a zero waste make!
This is actually still a work in progress. I wear the wrap, but I also do a bit more embellishment on it when the urge takes me. I am using it to practice all my embroidery stitches, even if they can’t all be seen. The embroidery gives a wonderful 3D effect
I am loving putting French knots on the flowers in the pattern.
I have worn this wrap on many occasions, in all sorts of different ways, and have even been fondled by a passer-by!
The wrap is also gorgeous on the other side, more subtle in its colouring.
This side goes perfectly with brown
I am wearing it above with my new brown bengaline trousers. Not much to say about these – they are from my wide leg pattern block, but without a zip. I didn’t quite have enough fabric (I only bought enough for a midi skirt) so I made them shorter in the top part and added a wide band from bengaline scraps. I was going to use the same system as for my ponte skirt which has elastic in the band, but I made the band on these tight enough that they hold up on their own. I didn’t take photographs of the top, it’s not the most attractive part of the trousers, but I can if anyone wants to see how they’re made.
23 thoughts on “Rapt in my wrap”
Love the colour of the wrap the colour looks great on you! Do I spy new shoes???????????
Nah, shoes are last year’s!
Fabric sounds gorgeous, not surprised it attracted attention. love the way you wear it in the second last pic! and yes, more detail on the shoes please?
The red ones are Via Nova http://vianovashoes.com.au and the other boots are very elderly Barmintons. Thanks Roma.
This looks beautiful. It’s definitely the year of the drapey outerwear for you!
Another beautiful creation. I love the fit of your brown trousers too.
Thank you Jean. I am rather pleased with the brown trousers.
I think I love the reverse side even more. This effortless yet perfectly elegant style is really yours.
I agree Hélène it’s very subtle. Thank you for your lovely comment as always.
What a great piece and love the fact that you continue to embellish it. I want one!
It can be arranged Christine. I am sure the shop could post you one…
Your wrap and trousers look lovely together! Nice you have two sides to choose from on your wrap.
Thanks Linda. The two sides are great because they go with different things.
I’m trying to figure out where I’m going to get a BIG scarf! I might try the vintage shops first though!
Great idea. I can get you one like mine but postage might be expensive.
Yes, I would think so. I am about due a visit to the second hand shop anyway! It’s 8:10 pm here. I bet it is tomorrow there?
It is tomorrow. So funny.
😜😂 yes, make me laugh… I’m weird that way… Have a nice day! Good night!
Another gorgeous wrap Sue, I particularly like the fabric on the reverse which looks great with your new trousers. I’m still searching for the right fabric to try this. *sigh*
Thanks Kim. A wrap is a good option if you can’t find fabric.
Stunning, Sue! I love that yummy fabric. the embellishments you’re adding are the icing on the cake 🙂
Gorgeous wrap and you are having some fun with your embellishments.