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Hot Patterns Free Download- Cabriolet Wrap-Over Skirt/Dress

July 12, 2011

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From Hot Patterns, this Cabriolet Wrap-Over Skirt Dress behaves similarly to the ever-so-popluar infinity dress. It's a little confusing at first, but the more you play with it, the more wearable options you come up with! The skirt mode is pretty easy- just pull your tie pieces through and wrap till there's nothing left to wrap, and then tie.  For dress mode- The pattern indicates it is meant to be an empire waist dress, which is very cute, however you can create other options as well! When you're styling it as a dress, be patient and get creative!

A very easy project, the hardest part was cutting out the pieces! And that wasn't really "hard" per say, it was just time consuming. I love how fun and flirty it is! I used coordinating fabrics from the Greenfield Hill Voile collection by Denise Schmidt. I loved the sweet, romantic prints mixed with the geometric designs of this collection- and it's on sale!

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I LOVE your fabric choice! So perfect! What a beautiful dress/skirt!

I made this but I can't figure out how to put it on. It seems to be huge. Can you help me with this????

I made this but I can't figure out how to put it on. It seems to be huge. Please help me.

Very cute! I am a beginner sewer - how much material do you need to do the two different fabrics? I saw that it is a total of 3 yards.

Thank you.

What part of it are you using as the top edge of the bodice on your dress? You have a straight edge there, without any sign of gathering until the waist where the ties are. However, no part of the original pattern has an ungathered edge on a piece that width. The only ungathered edge in the original is the waistband, and it isn't wide enough to cover a torso like that. The only thing I can think of is that you're layering passes of the ties to get the coverage - but if you're doing that, I'm not sure how you had enough tie left over to make that beautiful bow.

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