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.