Sure, I love the Colette Crepe. It's the best dress I've made so far this year. But the wrap is is in the back, not the front. I want the wrap in the front.
I've come across a few patterns though none of them really did it for me. The sleeves were weird or the dress itself was a little too dated. I did attempt to make a wrap dress last year, but my pattern choice was bad. New Look patterns are not for the faint of heart.
A lot of wrap dress patterns are designed for knits. I loathe knits. I don't like wearing them (aside from T-shirts). I've yet to come across a knit dress or skirt that didn't make me wholly uncomfortable.
Anyway, Butterick 5030 is nice enough. I'm not a fan of the sleeves.
Another Butterick offering, 5451, is okay too, except for the collar and lack of sleeves. I need sleeves to live.
I bought this out of print McCall's pattern thinking I had found the one. The skirt on this one is full. It's practically a circle skirt. This makes it a bit of a fabric hog; roughly 6 yards. I was never dedicated enough to a particular fabric to purchase almost 6 yards of it.
Now it seems like Vogue may have granted my wish for a simple, yet interesting wrap dress without weird sleeves, a collar or requiring knit fabric.
I desire some simplicity (excuse the pun) for my sewing adventures for the time being. January has been in a exercise in patience with multiple bodice fittings and sewing failures.
Please Vogue, don't let me down. We had a win last year. Let's have another in 2012.