Welcome my new design, the Flor wrap dress & cropped top. Flor is very romantic and feminine design, with lots of options to customise it and make it your own.
I am very much attracted to details and sewing techniques here at Bella Loves Patterns, and I really wanted to create a unique wrap dress that wouldn’t have common issues like flashing your legs or showing too much cleavage.
I definitely think if you have not until now been into wrap dresses, you should still try to make Flor. The V neckline comes at the perfect height and wraps quite far into the waistband. Additionally, the weight of the tiered skirt stops it from exposing your legs too much.
Flor is our best work to date, and probably the easiest booklet instructions to follow I have ever made, complete with easy to follow instructions and clear diagrams.
Flor is currently available in our shop in UK sizes 6 to 20 and cup sizes B, C and D. As for this style the fit across the bust is crucial, we have endeavoured to help you get as close as possible to a perfect fit by including additional cup sizes.
This pattern was designed for woven fabrics with some structure, and due to the nature of the style we don’t recommend going for drapey fabrics as the ruffle wouldn’t hold the shape. If you wish something with a little less drama, you can always choose cotton or linen blends are perfect for the dress version.
You will be able to customise Flor as you wish! The pattern lends itself very well to colour blocking and playing with different prints.
View A of the Flor pattern is a cropped top that looks great worn with high waist trousers or skirts. I think it would look quite cute worn over a simple swimsuit too!
The cropped top version looks quite nice when made in a more structured cotton, such as shirting cottons, popelin, broderie anglaise or any light-weight structured fabric that can make the shoulder ruffles come to life.
I have made this floral sample in a popelin and the white sample in a broderie anglaise.
The wrap dress version is a midi length dress with a gathered waist skirt, a tiered bottom ruffle and optional inseam pockets.
I made the lilac dress was made in a cotton linen blend.
Flor comes with clear step-by-step illustrations to guide you to make the perfect wrap dress or top!
You can find the Flor wrap dress & cropped top available in our shop as a PDF file. To commemorate the launch, this week only I am offering a 15% discount on the pattern using the code FLOR15.
I hope you enjoy making Flor as much as I have enjoyed designing it.
Floral fabric: Fabric Godmother (Out of stock)
Lilac fabric: Linen cotton blend from my personal stash
Broidery anglaise: sponsored by Minerva Crafts