Dress · Sewing · Tops

Molly, Erin and a 1940’s Wrap Dress

I always seem to be lagging behind and this a catch up post from last year, If I made New Year resolutions I  would probably  be posting about them in March!!

I had  never used any Sew Over it patterns until Christmas 2016 when part of my Stitching Santa gift from Corrine (who blogs at  Applebymakes) was the Molly pattern and enough fabric to make the top version, which I had sewn up before the new year!


followed by another…………..


followed by a dress version, I think I may cut this one off to a top length as it will get more wear as a top than a dress.


In the summer I found a free download for Erin Skirt from Simply Sewing, issue 22.  I didn’t have the magazine so no instructions, but its a very simple and self explanatory pattern I have made it twice now.

I joined the PDF club and bought a couple of patterns (still to be made).   When the 1940’s  Wrap Dress was released it was just what I was looking for, a wrap dress for a woven fabric.

I bought 3 metres of Prussian Blue polka dot crepe fabric from Adam Ross fabrics with a discount code from a sewing magazine and free postage 3 metres  was just under £20 bargain!!

I cut a size 14 with out any alterations or making a muslin/toile which is always a bit of risk but it fits very well.




I love this dress and have worn it quite a lot over Christmas, but don’t have any photos as I never think about taking any when I am out enjoying myself.

I completely understand why SOI patterns are so popular in the sewing world,  I don’t know what took me so long to try one!  Are you a SOI fan?



9 thoughts on “Molly, Erin and a 1940’s Wrap Dress

  1. Your dress is gorgeous. Navy blue and white spots are such a smart look and the close ups of the construction look excellent. I see they have a sewalong for this dress on their website – I am quite tempted and even have some fabric in my stash that might work. I haven’t got a Sew Over It pattern – yet – but I did buy my daughter a gift voucher to use for one of the workshops they do in London. She made a pair of trousers in their Ultimate Trousers class where they concentrate on how to get a good fit and she was very impressed with the experience.

      1. I joined the club – got the ultimate trouser pattern for free (my daughter had adapted hers in the class to fit only her!) and got a discount on the dress pattern which I bought in the paper version. Who says blogging is free?

  2. I’ve not tried any SOI patterns as yet, but not for any reason other than nothing has really caught my eye. My favourite top/dress pattern is the Coco by Tilly, so there has been no need to buy the Molly one as it’s so similar. Love the dress!

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