I love a good wrap dress. But, you know what's better than a good wrap dress - a good faux wrap dress. After making my first version of New Look 6301, I knew I needed more.
This fabric was one of the quickest turn arounds in my history of ever! I bought the slinky ITY from Fabric Mart, it arrived in late February, and I cut it out and sewed it up at Spring Retreat.
On this version - because my Expo Wrap gapes just a bit. I did some fancy alterations. I literally sliced through the front bodice pieces in 2 places, from neckline toward side seams. I didn't take photos - so I can't show you. Then I overlapped the fronts about 3/4" total. This effectively shortened the length of the cross over, but left the side seams the same. Result: No gaping in this dress!
I also lengthened the ties so I could wrap them around and tie in the front. I may have originally added length to the skirt portion, I generally do. I'm 5'9" tall and my height is from my waist down. I generally have to shortened from the waist up.
All-in-all, I love this dress. It's fun and flirty. I have used the skirt pattern to match with other bodices since then (I might be behind in blogging).