Reversible It’s a Wrap Dress Modification
We received this great tutorial form Rebekah showing how to make the It’s A Wrap Dress reversible. Once you learn this fun technique you’ll be able to use it to make other types of reversible doll clothes items. Please note though that this type of technique uses woven fabric, so if the pattern calls for stretchy fabric adjustments may need to be made to the original pattern.
Let’s get started!
Making a reversible garment – bonding fabric before assembly.
It is quick and easy. Don’t panic when you see all the pictures, I took more than one photo of some steps to provide additional detail.
Turquoise fabric is a $5.00 flat sheet from Wal-Mart. Pattern fabric is called kaleidoscope dots leaf from the Amy Butler Daisy Chain collection.
A. Layout pieces
B. Right side down prepped for bonding
The first piece of fabric should be cut slightly larger than the second piece. Layout the bonding paper. I used Thermoweb Heat’n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive (make sure the package indicates it can be sewn).
C. Iron – Start at one corner edge
D. Peel backing off layer one.
E. Layout 2nd fabric right side facing you.
***Right side of fabric is face up*** Iron any wrinkles from the fabric before proceeding. Follow same process as before, starting in one corner and moving to the other.
F. Fabric – Post bonding with iron.
Once the fabric has been bonded, it moves as one piece.
This saves time by only having to cut out one set for the pattern and reduces pinning needed.
G. Cut out the pattern pieces.
The original pattern is modified with hemmed edges so you will need to add 1/2″ to the pattern along the edges when cutting it out.
H. Join hemmed shoulder seams together.
I. Follow the pattern instructions to add the bias tape to the arm openings.
J. Then join the side seams, same as the shoulders.
I started at the bottom hem and moved toward the hole for the arm. Joining creates a flat surface vs a bulky seam on the reverse side.