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Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:5/16/05 5:57 PM
Last Updated:5/16/05 6:24 PM
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KallaLily said... (12/27/08 11:51 AM) Reply
I like this reviewer also. Even though it is a few years after this reviews, the look remains classic.
KallaLily said... (3/24/06 5:48 PM) Reply
Helpful info. I saw this in purple slinky material on a Red Hat site, for $120 ! I will definetly make this! Thanks!
Gigi Louis said... (11/8/05 10:30 AM) Reply
Wow, Ann, I missed this review! Stunning, as usual!
kc said... (11/8/05 10:18 AM) Reply
That is a beautiful wrap. You said it is a little long. I wonder if you shortened the length of the rectangle at both ends it might make the wrap shorter. I'm going to buy this pattern and thanks for the tips on the sleeves.
hongkongshopper said... (5/17/05 7:24 PM) Reply
Oh my goodness! I made one of these without a pattern because I couldn't find one at the time. I copied my sister's RTW that cost about $100. I have taken photos but haven't got around to do a review. I think I had better!
AnneM said... (5/17/05 4:02 PM) Reply
Neat, Ann. I bet this would cost an arm & a leg RTW (and a couple of the comments indicate that it would).
PhyllisC said... (5/17/05 2:45 PM) Reply
Bravo Ann! I really love this kind of thing, even though I can't wear it...maybe in my next lifetime though - you've definitely inspired me.
Tiner W said... (5/17/05 1:44 PM) Reply
I need this one, too! Yours is so dramatic! I love it.
Lorna C. Newman said... (5/17/05 9:45 AM) Reply
I can see this in a burnout velvet or a chiffon for a formal wrap ... maybe with some fringe ...hmmmmmm may have to buy this one!
Lisa Laree said... (5/17/05 7:41 AM) Reply
tres kewl! "A long rectangle and a sleeve"...I wonder if I could figure out where to put a sleeve on a long rectangle ;)
JDpenelope said... (5/17/05 6:31 AM) Reply
PERFECT! Thank you so much for this review--I'm been making some lightweight, drapey capes for summer wraps-- I don't like fiddling with a shawl. Now I'm going to buy this pattern TODAY for several upcoming events. Thanks for sizing tips!
Kathryn said... (5/17/05 6:06 AM) Reply
Ann, if your review doesn't send hundreds of us out to buy that pattern, I'll be wondering why! Thank you so much for finding the pattern and inspiring us with the great wrap version that you made. Another wonderful wonder you're on my "favorite reviewers" list!
Ann Smith said... (5/17/05 1:39 AM) Reply
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. Vonnevo, the edges are just turned twice and topstitched. Rennie and Deepika, my skirt is leather but no, I didn't make it. I love it anyway.
Mariella said... (5/16/05 10:31 PM) Reply
Rennie Ashby, if you type "Eileen Fisher" into google, you'll find her site, or you can just go to Once you get there, click on the left "our favourite looks" and then choose "occasions" and you should see it shown in white. If you don't see it there, click on "sweaters" in the "shop by item" section. It is considerably shorter in terms of how long the drape is but that is probably pretty easy to compensate for. Interestingly, the Eileen Fisher one has sold out....guess we're not the only ones who like this look!
Katharine in BXL said... (5/16/05 9:56 PM) Reply
Pretty, and so dramatic! Thanks for telling us about the sleeve width and how it stays put.
flowermama said... (5/16/05 9:42 PM) Reply
flowermama said... (5/16/05 9:41 PM) Reply
Love the dramatic elegance! I too love your skirt and am curious about it. Everything you do is beautiful.
Deepika said... (5/16/05 9:22 PM) Reply
Ann, what a great project. Love the wrap. Now I am going to have to make this too :) Love the black outfit too. Is it leather?
Rebecca D said... (5/16/05 8:25 PM) Reply
I love this wrap, thanks for reviewing it, it would never have occured to me to even think about this pattern, but now it's a must have.
Modiste Madness said... (5/16/05 8:02 PM) Reply
Had my eye on this one and your creation confirmed it. I always look forward to your next review.
Rennie Ashby said... (5/16/05 7:50 PM) Reply
So graceful! Does anyone know where I can see the Eileen Fisher version? I love to do knock offs. That skirt is TDF too, Ann. Did you make it? Is it leather?
CarolynGM said... (5/16/05 7:39 PM) Reply
That is so pretty -- a very wearable muslin. It will be lovely in jersey.
Teri said... (5/16/05 7:29 PM) Reply
Ann, your wrap is great! I love the look.
Mariella said... (5/16/05 7:26 PM) Reply
Eileen Fisher has a sweater/wrap like this in her collection for a princely sum and I couldn't believe it when I saw this pattern in the KwikSew catalogue. I've contemplated getting this pattern and think that I might - it's a lovely, graceful wrap!
Debbie Spriggs said... (5/16/05 7:21 PM) Reply
The Kwik Sew pic doesn't do this justice. Wow! That is spectacular! Perfect combo of fabric and pattern!
Vonnevo said... (5/16/05 6:52 PM) Reply
Gorgeous Anne...everything you sew is :)) I have a similar pattern from our Spotlight here in Oz. How did you finish the edges?
Jill Giard said... (5/16/05 6:51 PM) Reply
This is a great wrap! It can be worn in so many ways - open, one side wrapped, both sides wrapped, overlapped and belted. Any way you wear it it is definately a statement! Nice job.
MaryBeth said... (5/16/05 6:19 PM) Reply
This looks easy enough to do without a pattern. Nice, flow-y, staying-put wrap :)
Susan Dryer said... (5/16/05 6:16 PM) Reply
Great knock-off of the Eileen Fisher wrap which costs(!) for what it is. Love it!
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