Saturday, April 14, 2007

Neue Mode 22814 Wrap

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:1/26/03 6:39 PM
Last Updated:1/26/03 6:51 PM
Pattern Size:Regular
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Pattern Rating:I Highly recommend this pattern

I just had to have this fabric. When I found the fabric, I knew that I wanted to make some kind of garment to wear over my long black turtleneck knit dress so I bought 1 1/2 yards, enough to be a full length column. The fabric is 72 inches wide so I had plenty to work with going around me. It is a wool knit that doesn't ravel so I didn't need to worry about that.

Then I spent hours trying to figure out what to do. I searched through my patterns, the books at the fabric store and even bought a jumper pattern. What to do with all those holes? How to get around that? I decided it needed to have very little shaping or even cutting. Then the little light bulb went on and I remembered this pattern that I reviewed in December. It is just a rectangle with ovals cut for the armholes. Once that decision was made, it was a quick and simple thing to create. I used the full piece to the floor, just trimming off uneven places and cutting to fit around me. I used the selvedge on one long edge, turned and topstitched the other edges. Velcro to hold together in the front. One hour.

I even have a long piece left over to make a scarf!

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