The Nettle Wrap Dress - Free Sewing Pattern

Posted on March 17, 2022 by Lee Norris

Wrap dresses are iconic for a reason. There are so many ways to reimagine it: short and flirty, long and flowy, elegant, boho, sparkling—you name it! The Nettle Wrap Dress, Mood's newest free sewing pattern, is just as versatile. Create yours in a gorgeous linen for the perfect transitional wardrobe addition, or try out a translucent voile for more of a beach cover-up vibe!

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1. Fold the tie downward in half and stitch around the angled and long raw edges.

2. Clip the seam allowance at the corner, turn right side out, and press.

3. Fold your ring loop in half and sew along the long raw edge.

4. Turn right side out and press.

5. Fold in half, looping two O-rings or D-rings into place and pin or staystitch along the raw edge.

6. Pin the ring loop along one of your front skirt/yoke panels at the side seam, about 3/4" down from the top raw edge.

7. Attach the front skirt/yoke panels to the back skirt/yoke at the side seams using a regular seam, securing the ring loop within one of the seams.

8. Press the seams open and repeat with the second lining layer of the skirt.

9. Attach the front skirt ruffles to the back ruffle at the sides, this time using a French seam.

10. Press the seams toward the back.

11. Hem the button edge of the skirt ruffle using a 1/4" double rolled hem.

12. Press along the hemmed edge.

13. Right sides together, pin the skirt ruffle between the skirt/yoke and skirt/yoke lining at the yoke's lower edge.

14. Pin the tie at the front edge of your skirt/yoke at the opposite side where you placed the ring loop.

15. Stitch, turn right side out, and press.

16. Pin and press the pleats into your front and back bodice pieces following the guides on your pattern.

17. Pin and sew the bias binding/facing face to face along the back neckline.

18. Trim, double fold, and stitch the bias along the inside of the back panel.

19. Press and then attach the front and back bodice panels at the shoulders using a French seam.

20. Clip the bottom edge of your dress bodice at the notches indicating the start of your sleeves.

21. Hem from the front notch to the back notch on each side using a 1/4" double rolled hem.

22. Press each sleeve hem.

23. Set the bodice into the main layer of the skirt, sewing them face to face.

24. Slip stitch the skirt inside your dress, tucking down the raw edge.

25. Add a snap or hook & eye closure inside your dress at the opposite side of the tie.

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