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Made By A Fabricista: Wrapped Up in Wraps

Can you be wrapped up and stylish at the same time? The answer is yes when you're wrapped up in wrap tops and sweaters! With only four and a half yards of fabric from Fabric Mart, two sewing patterns, and my serger; I ended up with two fabulous wraps to carry me through the cold weather. 

For the first wrap, I used two yards of gold 100% polyester metallic printed jersey. When I saw the metallic printed jersey on the Fabric Mart website, I thought it was so fun! It's not every day that you see a gold metallic printed jersey so I snatched it up thinking it would make a cute top for date nights or festive gatherings. 

I used the Ellie & Mac Tres Belle pattern for my gold wrap top. The Tres Belle pattern is a faux wrap design that is super cute and as easy to wear as it is to sew. Having made a Tres Belle dress before that I love, I thought it would be fun to hack the pattern a little bit and make a peplum top. I used the bodice, sleeve, and sash pieces from the original pattern and then shortened and reshaped the half-circle skirt pieces until I had the perfect peplum length. When all was said and done, I shortened the skirt to about 1/3 of the original knee-length skirt pattern pieces.  

I didn't make any other adjustments to the pattern because I knew I liked the fit of the bodice and the faux wrap style. Pair it with your favorite pair of slim-fitting trousers, a blazer for extra warmth and of course, a cute pair of pumps for a date night look! Or wear it with jeans and Keds for a stylishly comfortable look. 


For my second wrap top, I used the Rebecca Page Wrap Cardigan pattern and two and a half yards of lead-gray polyester and lycra sweater knit fabric. The fabric is so soft and the color is a deep rich grey, perfect for layering over dresses and tops. 

The Rebecca Page Wrap Cardigan pattern is super cute because it features adorable (and trendy) bishop cuff sleeves and a little tie on the side. I didn't end up making any adjustments to the pattern because I liked the pattern as is. I toyed with the idea of shortening the pattern to make a cropped wrap cardigan to wear with skirts and dresses. Then, I remembered how cold it has been in Pennsylvania this year and decided to keep my sweater full length for warmth purposes! Maybe in my next Fabric Mart order, I'll sneak in some springy fabric for a cropped wrap cardigan to wear when the weather is warmer. 

For now, I will enjoy the warmth and the cute style that the long sleeve, full-length cardigan provides in the sweater knit fabric. In my images, you'll see that I paired my wrap cardigan with slim-fitting black trousers and a classic white cami. This wrap cardigan could also be paired with jeans and sneakers for a comfortable look, or layered over a dress with leggings and ankle boots for a cute winter look. 

If you're looking for something great to wear this winter, snatch up one of Fabric Mart's delightful sweater knits or jersey knit fabrics and a wrap top pattern. When you're wrapped up in wraps, you'll look great and stay warm! 


SHAINA   @shaina_sews 


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category: JERSEY KNITS & SWEATER KNITS.

Comments

  1. Both Tops are Beautiful! Nice Work also!

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  2. They both look beautiful! I especially adore the classy, elegant look of the gold perfume top. Very inspiring!

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  3. Love your tops. They look great on you too. Your rendition of the gold top is super cute.

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  4. Wonderful job on both. Thanks for sharing!

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