Worried about how to tie a wrap dress? That can be done, but have you ever thought of a wrap dress look without actually turning and twisting your body about ‘how to tie a wrap dress’
Here’s how I made a wrap dress imitation Aline kurta. This kurta, just gives you that perfect look of a wrap dress, but at the expense of just wearing it on like your normal dress
Aline kurtas are simple and beautiful for any occasion. The side slit I’ve improvised, adds waviness to the kurta giving it a flare of fullness.
Wrap style dresses are good looking in the way it is wrapped around. They are easily adjustable to different kinds of body types and be comfortable. I’ve made little changes retaining the comfort. The change is that its not adjustable, but gives the wrap dress image by freely falling over the body.
A bagru print cobalt blue colored symetrical pattern printed material must be apt for the design from Ajio.
There are no knots or tie ups, it is an imitation of the wrap style. The sketches looked like this.
An overlap of the two pieces below form the front pattern. And the back pattern is as normal as for any other aline kurta. Usually the inner pointed edges which are present at the waist level in the image below are facilitated with ties for a wrap dress. And one of the ties is fed through the eye-hole on the opposite side of the bodice. Bringing the ties behind your back pulling them around the sides and tying in a bow makes a wrap dress, which gets us to how to tie a wrap dress.
I understand, it is a bit overwhelming thinking of the pattern measurements to match the image. I felt it too. As I was mentioning in my previous post , the three pieces for that pattern were cut matching the pattern cutting image below. The pattern cuttings are the tools for us to make our work easy. The pattern cutting method, i’ve learnt from was described in my first post.
The left part in the above image is the front pattern. This forms a V-shaped neckline. Usually the front and back patterns are cut separately, folding the material to half of the whatever widest measurement we want, so that we get symmetrical shape on the left and right. The left part is used accordingly in cutting the two pieces to form the front pattern.
The sleeves are made elbow length with 2 inch wide ruffles in the end giving it a chicky look. The sleeve patterns is
Coming to making ruffles for the sleeve pattern, i’ve suggested a video while making a gathering for the lower part of the dress in my previous post while making a center-slit long kurta , the same technique can be used here also for this sleeve pattern, but on a 3 inch wide band of cloth that is enough for the sleeves.
The overlap finally looked like this continuing the side slit from the end of overlap and the sleeve pattern. You can also get from these online stores out there for different patterns of wrap dresses.
The wrap dress is overlapped all over, so the slit doesn’t happen to appear, but here only a part from the waist is taken over to the other side for the wrap dress look. So, with the visible side slit I’ve complimented the kurta with an off white palazzo and it looked like this..