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Made by a Fabricista: Vintage Linen Wrap Dress

Recently, a friend's mother passed away and after a few months of grieving, that friend kindly invited me over to dig through her mother's fabric and patterns. I spent nearly four hours going through all of the old sewing treasures. There were so many great things in her sewing room. I walked away with a gallon size bag full of vintage buttons, a couple of sewing books, and this one wrap dress pattern!

This is a vintage pattern of Very Easy Vogue 9276.



Last month I placed an order at Fabric Mart for three yards of this cobalt blue linen fabric. At the time I wasn't sure what pattern I was going to use with this fabric, but I knew I wanted to sew a dress. Three yards is my go to amount to purchase when I am sewing a dress. (This linen fabric is no longer available, but look around at all of the other linens at fabric mart, there's a great selection.)

When I found this pattern, I knew the fabric, pattern combo would be perfect! Linen is so timeless and so are wrap dresses!

I sewed a size 12 in the pattern, which is the smallest size my pattern envelope came with. I definitely want to make this dress again, but I need to make a few changes for my next sew.


The bodice of this dress is designed to be very form fitted, and as you can see from the photos, mine blouses out a bit. I added a small hidden snap where the wrap of the bodice crosses (for modesty), but if I had taken the time to make a muslin, I doubt a snap would be necessary.


The pattern calls for external buttons at the waist to hold the wrap together. Instead I added the buttons to the inside of the dress to keep this dress looking a bit dressier. I love the casual look of the buttons on the waistline so I will definitely do that on my next version!



I love my new linen wrap dress! I wore it this past weekend to a wedding, and I'm looking forward to wearing it this coming weekend for Easter!  What spring sewing plans do you have in store?

Thank you Fabric Mart for this great linen fabric!  Teresa from Dandelion Drift

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  1. What a beautiful dress, looks perfect for a wedding! Also what a kind friend to pass on another’s sewing treasures!

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