Thursday, July 8, 2010

The 2 minute wrap tutorial......

Whilst watching "Little Dorrit" a last Sunday night, I was inspired to make a simple wrap like Little Dorrit's. Hers was obviously knitted but I liked the concept and thought "how effective and simple" it looked. I am sure this has been done before but here it is if you are interested.
I am not kidding you, this took about 2 minutes to make. 1. Take a width of very stretchy fabric and cut about 22" in length.
My fabric was about 55" width.
2. Take one end and turn in a complete circle so that the right side of the fabric is facing up again.
3. Fold in half placing right sides together, pin.
4. Because my overlocker does not like very fine knits, I used a simple turned seam on the edge to finish. Make sure the ends are secure and threads are hidden.
Voila!
I think it would look great for an evening out with a black top underneath. It just gives that bit of glamour without going overboard.
What do you think?
I hope it is not too naff?
Kathryn. XX

18 comments:

thornberry said...

I love it Kathryn! I noticed the wrap Little Dorrit was wearing too, and tied my All Shawl in the same style when I wore it to work on Wednesday. So clearly I don't think it is naff! Great minds think alike. I'm off to pull out some more stretchy fabric from the stash and sew up one of yours.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! You are very good with these littlw wrappy ensembles:)...That one though looks very versatile

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi kathryn....OH LA LA INDEED!!!

xx andrea

Annie said...

Not NAFF at all, I love it, and you carry it SO well. I wonder if that measurement will fit over my big b___ies

Nikki said...

I was looking at the same thing on Tess of the D'Urbervilles and thinking..... hmmmmm....

LOVE it. I'd wear it to work or the supermarket, as well as out in the evening. Love a bit of drapery, me....

Sew Useful Designs said...

Catherine - the wrap looks fantastic! Such a flattering shape and wow so quick to make! I'll be giving it a try for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Vikki :-)

clare's craftroom said...

Ooh yeah that does look good , clever you !

Andrea said...

It looks so nice and elegant! Very good idea. xxoo

Alison said...

Kathryn, 'simply' beautiful
Alison

ittybittyandpretty said...

it is wrapaliscious!

Natasha Burns said...

wow that's fabulous! and it does look so easy too!

Julia said...

Wow simplicity at its best!!!

LoloDesigns said...

Hi Kathryn, been popping by and just had to comment on the wrap, it is stunning. Can't believe how simple it is as it looks so effective. Being someone who likes to feel a bit covered on the upper bod these days this would be perfect. All I need to do now is find some stretchy fabric.

Thanks for sharing this, it's now in my bookmark folder :o)

xx

Jodie said...

I noticed Little Dorrits shawl as well - great minds, but I didn't think past the knitting. Awesome job shabbs...

Purple Pam said...

Cute wrap. It looks very comfortable to wear.

Missymaomao said...

I love it and I think it looks a bit sexy. Nice fabric folds hugging all our girly curves. I'm inspired to make one, thanks for the clever idea.

Taylor Made said...

That is a fabulous idea, thanks for sharing your creativity.

Running Thread said...

Brilliant idea. So simple and clever. Now that's my kind of project.