Thursday, February 27, 2020

A Wrap For Every Season

Back at the beginning of the year, Style Arc Patterns made their Salma Wrap pattern available as an incentive to raise money for the devastation that was caused by the bush fires. All proceeds from the sale of the pattern, for a 2 week period were donated to the Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal. What a wonderful way to do something worthwhile, and gain a little reward as well. So I jumped on the opportunity. The wrap is a great throw it on garment for whenever you need a little something to keep you warm, add a little spark to an outfit, or a cover-up for the pool.

I've made 2...so far :)
The first was made from a piece of lightweight wool tweed that I've had forever. A great way to use up some fabric! I like it. Great for cool days.

Because it's a woven fabric, it doesn't have a lot of drape.

The second was made from a fun knit fabric.

As you can see from the pictures, it has a lot of drape. It's great over jeans, a dress, and this one can actually go to the pool!

The placement of the arm opening is quite nice, and adds to the drama of the garment. 

What I also like is how packable the garment is. It literally folds away to nothing.

Thankfully, the fires are over. At least I hope they are. Sadly, with all we have going on in the United States, the news from Australia gets put on the back burner. 

Although the proceeds of the pattern no longer go to the Red Cross, it's still a wonderful, easy to make pattern. And too, it's one that you can make as gifts and not worry about fit! This is one pattern that you can get a LOT of mileage out of! 

Happy Sewing!

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  1. I like both, but love the second wrap Rhonda, out of the jersey fabric. The pattern and colors are very rich–It went for a sad but great cause too! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Thanks Michelle :) The geometric knit pattern is my favorite too!

  2. These are beautiful! I have tried these geometric wraps with no shoulder seams before, and they tend to slide backwards and require some tugging to keep in the right place while wearing. Is there something in the design of the Salma that keeps it on your shoulders?

    1. Thanks Katrina :) I haven't had an issue with it sliding off my shoulders. The pattern has a curve to the edge, and I think that helps it stay in place. Then too, I think making it out of a knit rather than a woven also helps it stay in place a little better.