August 19, 2019

I am so excited to show you the newest True Bias pattern, the Calvin Wrap Dress & Top. The Calvin comes in two views. View A is a top hitting a couple of inches below the natural waist and it pairs wonderfully with high waisted pants such as the Landers. View B is a straight dress ending around mid calf.

Both views have exposed bias binding that finishes the wrap edges, creates the shoulder straps, and extends into the ties. You can either use the same fabric as your main garment for a streamlined look, or use a contrasting fabric for your binding for some added interest. This is a great way to use up stash fabric when you only have a small about of yardage to work with.

It’s a simple pattern with some really fun elements including instructions for a threadloop chain to hold your waist ties in place and ring and sliders used on the straps for easy fitting.

The Calvin works great for a lot of different types of fabric. We are offering a small amount of kits for the Calvin in overstock rayon crepe which is a wonderful lightweight fabric for an elevated look. If you want something more casual, I recommend linen or cottons. The Calvin does not require fabric with drape so a simple cotton or cotton blend works wonderful and is a more beginner friendly option.

I will have a full sewalong including fabric recommendations and some fun hacks for the Calvin starting the first week of September. In the meantime, you can purchase your pattern here in either a PDF or paper format. The pdf pattern is on sale (no code necessary) for the next week, ending on August 27th. If you would like to purchase a kit you can also do that through my shop here.

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  • Reply Raven August 19, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    AHHHHHH!!!! This is so exciting. Such a gorgeous pattern — I love it!! xoxo

  • Reply Jen August 19, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    How far does the wrap come over? Will the wind blow it too far open? Is there a closure to hold it closed or just the tie?

    • Reply True Bias August 19, 2019 at 9:24 PM

      Just the tie but the tie does go all the way around the waist and back out the other side so it is pretty secure. The wrap extends from hip to hip. Because the skirt is straight I havnt had much trouble with it blowing open. I would guess a more structured fabric like a linen would allow even less movement.

  • Reply Trine August 19, 2019 at 10:20 PM

    Congrats on the release – I love it ♡

  • Reply Dana August 21, 2019 at 7:23 AM

    Gorgeous-looking dress! I love a woven wrap dress.

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