It’s no secret that I love the Patterns for Pirates Wiggle Dress PDF Pattern.
But I also love a good pattern mash/mod to get a lot of life out of my patterns.
I browsed my Pinterest boards and the Wiggle Fit Raglan was born.
This is super simple.
Grab the Slim Fit Raglan Pattern The front on this mod is super straight forward, you cut the Slim Fit Raglan Sleeves and neckbands (armbands if applicable). And then for the bodice I cut the SFR from the neckline down to the the armpit and lined up my Wiggle Dress at the armsyce/armpit point (what is that called?) and used the wiggle all the way down to the above knee length.
Rear view is exactly the same but you will need to account for the seamed back piece, because you definitely want to hold onto the built-in sway back adjustment on the Wiggle.
Construction is completed by method described in the patterns. I used each pattern instruction where applicable.
The Rayon Spandex fabrics for this dress came from the Fashion District in Downtown LA . My husband bought me a bolt of the leopard rayon spandex from JB Textiles and the stripes came from Angel Textiles. I love the pattern mixing here. I’ve already said, the Wiggle, in all it’s forms, is incredibly comfortable. But this is one you can wear all day, all around town. Which is why I have worn it a few times already.
This morning I was tired and in a hurry, I knew it would make up for my no-makeup and yesterday’s hair. I paired it with a tunic length Cocoon Cardigan with long bands (that has also been modified to have the Patterns for Pirates Henley inset Sleeve).
….I wore this without shape wear as I have seen a lot of curious questions in the Patterns for Pirates Facebook Group.
Some more styling ideas I found for you on my Pinterest boards.
For the detail oriented seamstresses out there: I used XL graded to L in the hips (My
current measurements are 36 Overbust, 41 Bust, 33 High Waist, 41 hips) and did my standard height adjustments to account for my 5′-2″ frame as the pattern is drafted for 5′–5″.
I’d love if you would stay tuned here, or follow me on IG @clothed.in.vermillion to check-out all the Wiggles I have sewn for my closet!
And please join the community and be inspired by all the Wiggle Dress creations over in the Patterns for Pirates Facebook Group. I hope to see you in there and sew along with you!
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