Cherish Wrap Dress Pattern Tester Roundup Part 1

Good day to you my lovely friends from around the world. Our ever so AMAZING rock star pattern tester roadies are here today in Part 1 of the Cherish Wrap Dress roundup.

Our Roundup showcases our testers in all of their beautiful figure-skimming silhouette that defines the Cherish Wrap Dress.

The Cherish Wrap Dress is a beautifully designed classic functioning wrap dress – minimalist in style – that offers Designer Stitches time-honored fit and defines feminine style.

It is cut from a soft fluid jersey knit for a beautiful figure-skimming silhouette. 💗

The Cherish Dress offers a style choice of : – Lengths – 55 cms (22″) and 60 cms (24″) – Sleeves – Full length, 3/4 Elbow, Short and Sleeveless.

Let me just say my friends – the Cherish is just STUNNING on everyone. 💗

And our roadies would like to share the following with you all :
1. Your name and where you live ?
2. Your choice of option for the Cherish and why ?
3. What fabric did you choose and where did you purchase ?
4. What alterations did you have to make to your Cherish toile ?
5. What sewing tips can you share when sewing the Cherish ?
6. What was your favourite thing about making the Cherish ?
7. Did you make more than one combo of the Cherish ?
8. Have you worn your Cherish yet and what compliments did you receive ?

And the finer details; (AU/UK) 6 – 30 (US) 2 – 26 (EU) 34 – 58
Cup Sizes – B, C, D, DD

On Sale for a limited time only – $9.95(US)
Very Confident Advanced Beginner and Above Sewing level
Cherish Wrap Jersey Dress


 
My name is Synthia and I live in Central, Ca. I have been waiting for a true wrap with a straight skirt, the Cherish is the perfect dress. I made two version, a short sleeved and a long sleeved. I made the short sleeve from a jersey fabric, fits great. The long sleeve I made from a stretch velvet. The short sleeve was originally my muslin but it turned out to be a great fit for me. One tip about using stretch velvet, press with a pressing and make sure to use strips of interfacing for the outside-open seams of the skirt. I found slices of interfacing kept my open edges from turning inward, it worked. Can’t wait to wear my two dresses. Always make a muslin first for a proper fit. Thank you Ann Grose for this design.
https://sewsynsewn.blogspot.com

 
Hello, I’m Annick and I live in Belgium. I Made a Cherish dress with cotton lycra from Minerva.
My dress is a size 3 with a C cup. Be sure to start from your high bust measurement when choosing your size. I can tell you that the cup sizes are really great! FBA or SBA are no longer necessary.
I chose to make a knee Length dress with 3/4 sleeves and that’s a perfect combination For a spring dress. My next one will be sleeveless 😍.
When I wore my dress I got a compliment from my teenage son and that is really special 😅.

 
Hello I’m Ashley R from London, I’m excited to share with you the amazing new Cherish Wrap dress pattern!
Cherish Wrap comes with options, which is great for a single pattern. I used a stretch Jersey for my two dresses I made, Green ditsy was from www.jororags.co.uk and the grey floral is from www.snapdragonfabrics.com both are really soft and feels great on the skin. I made both at the shortest length but as I’m only 5 foot I removed half inch from the bodice so it sits at my true waist and 2 inches from the skirt and the length is great, I also went for a short sleeve and elbow length for the cooler nights. I feel the collar makes this dress something different and something I don’t have in my wardrobe till now. I would always recommend that you make a fit first in old fabric so you can adjust to get the perfect fit to your body, the size chat is always stop on so just make sure you measure right. Cherish is the perfect dress for the office or a night out with a pair of heels. I have taken my Cherish wrap for a few drinks and got some lovely compliments on it also got asked what shop its from lol, I love being able to say I made it!

 
I’m Carmen from Georgia and I’m so excited to share the new Cherish Dress with you!
I knew as soon as I saw Cherish I wanted to use my prized Art Gallery jersey I’ve been saving for three years. I bought it from BrewStitched on Etsy and the colors are still vibrant and beautiful. I love a true wrap dress and wanted to make it with the short sleeves because the weather is getting warmer for spring. I made the dress with the shortest length. As with any true wrap dress, the front closure wraps one side over the other with knotting the long ties around your waist and forms a V-shaped neckline. This trend is so desirable because it hugs the wearer’s curves. The collar on the Cherish is something that I feel sets this dress apart from other similar designs. The front pleats are also wonderful with the pattern.
When deciding on a size for this dress, pay attention to the upper bust measurement if you want to have a better fit right from the start. As with almost all DS patterns, this dress comes with cups sizes.
I shortened the bodice 1/4 of an inch and that was the only alteration I did for the dress. I think for the next time around, I would like to make the dress sleeveless.

 
Hi, I am Diane and I live in the UK. I used bamboo french terry that I had just bought from Wattle & Slate to make a dress, so when this opportunity came along it was perfect timing for perfect fabric!
The sewing instructions are very clear and I would advise you to double check your measurements and compare with the size chart on the pattern, including the cups.
I chose the shorter dress length and 3/4 sleeves. I shortened the dress by 2 inches due to my height and I made a size 2 with a B cup. The great thing about this dress is that you feel very secure due to the way the waist ties wrap right around you.
As soon as I completed my final dress I wanted to wear it out, so I booked a table and surprised my husband – who thought I looked lovely.
I would like to make a sleeveless version of the dress for summer. It is also a lovely style for work; the collar makes it so different to a usual wrap dress and really sets off the neckline.

 
Hello everyone, I am Kelly from sunny California, USA. I made the shorter version of Cherish with a short sleeve. I used a tropical print ITY that I picked up at the National City Swap Meet in San Diego, and it feels fantastic for this dress.
When you’re sewing up your own version of Cherish, make sure to watch which way the collar needs to be sewn on – it’s opposite to most collars that you will sew 🙂
I sewed up my typical Designer Stitch sizing, an 8DD for the bust, graded out to an 11 at the waist, and then back to a 7 at the hips. I also brought the shoulder in, and shortened the overall length by a few extra inches.
I wore my Cherish to pick up my husband after an extended period away, and he was really impressed and thought I looked beautiful!
If you would like to see more of my Designer Stitch makes, you can find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kellygonthierart/

 
Hey, I am Girl in Uniform Lieve and I live in the Belgian city Ghent. For this beautiful elegant Cherish wrap dress I chose a flowing viscose knit that I bought at Toverstof. I made the dress just above the knee with 3/4 sleeves for feminine elegance. The step by step description from Designer Stitch guided me smoothly to this beautiful end result. The dress is not made in an hour, but you do not have to use complicated techniques. I did the photo shoot in very windy conditions and the skirt only opened up a little. You don’t have to worry about standing in your underwear, this wrap dress is very practical. Because I am so in love with this Cherish, I also made one in knee length without sleeves. But that is another tale…
Curious about my story? You can read more on my blog www.girlsinuniformblog and on instagram www.instagram.com/girlsinuniformblog.

 
Hi, I am Marieke from the Netherlands.
As always I can tell you already you are going to love this dress!
I made a Summer version- yes I can’t wait for some Sunshine! and a golden dress.
For some reason I always wanted to have a golden dress- don’t ask me why lol.
This is the longest skirt option with long sleeves- as I went for a more sophisticated look 😄
The fabric I once got from https://instagram.com/shanifabrics and although it wasn’t the easy fabric to work with- I am more then pleased with the result!
Did I worn it already? Absolutely yes! It was my birthday dress! And now it’s waiting for a nice evening out 😄❤️
For styling, this dress has a lot of details- that aren’t visible when you overstyle it. Just put on your pumps, pucker your lips and flip your hair! 💃💃💃😄
You can always have a look on my Instagram when you want to see some more: https://www.instagram.com/jongdesign

 
I’m Pauline and I live in sunny sunny Singapore. For my Cherish Wrap, I used the DearStella fabric with shark prints that was originally meant for my son and since I had quite a bit of it I decided to use some for my dress and I will make a t-shirt for him after. This is a Cotton Lycra that I got at a discount during a sale at Sing Mui Heng. This is my first attempt at Ann’s pattern and I love my new true wrap dress! I love the collar detail and that the wrap around the bodice stays on and I don’t have to keep adjusting or checking that I haven’t exposed myself…
I would highly recommend reading through the instructions first and double check your measurement prior to cutting your fabric. I chose to do the short sleeves version in a size 1 Bust graded to size 4 waist and back to size 2 for hips in a C cup. I have already worn my Cherish wrap out for work just a week ago and got so many compliments on it. I paired it with my heels here and my dress is just super comfy and secure!
I am thinking of trying the long sleeves version next!

 
Hi, I’m Priscilla from Chicago, Illinois. I had so much fun sewing up this Cherish Wrap Dress in Light weight Scuba from Textile Twins. I love that it’s a true wrap dress and that it stays put even on windy days 😁😍
I would say measure twice and cut once cause, our body changes and the most recent measurements will give the right fit. I especially love that this pattern can be used for different knit fabric bases making it so versatile for different seasons. It’s a pretty easy pattern to sew if you follow the instructions and as always DS instructions are amazing and so easy to follow. I made a size 5 DD cup with 6 waist and the fit is perfect❤❤
I styled it with a pair of small pearl drop earrings and a Strappy heel, perfect for a date night or hanging out with friends. I am already cutting a sleeveless one in heavy rayon spandex for the summer❤.

 
 
Hi! I’m Sophie. I live in Vienna, Austria. I chose a rayon jersey for my sleeveless Cherish. I did my usual sway back adjustment.
It’s still too cold right now here but I plan to style my dress with some heels. I have a plain one waiting to be sewn up!
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 Hello everyone, I’m Tina from Southern California. For my Cherish Wrap Dress, I used modal spandex from So Sew English that I’ve been hoarding for a few years for just the perfect pattern! I highly suggest making a muslin before cutting into your precious fabric and basting. I made the longest length with long sleeves, graded from a 6C to 7 for hips for my perfect fit. I wore this out to dinner and I received so many compliments asking where I bought my dress from! I love how flattering this dress is on all body types! I plan on making one soon in 3/4 sleeves and a shorter hemline out of bamboo spandex for a wedding this summer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melissa F– I live in northern NY on the VT/MA border here in the United States. My beautiful dress is made from ITY that I purchased from So Sew English.  If you use ITY make sure you pin your pleats very well when you go to baste them…ITY is slippery and it can shift easily. I chose the above the knee, long sleeve version as it’s still winter here. I have a longer side waist so I added 1″ to the top length. For sizes I graded from a 4 bust, to a 5 hip and a 6 waist. No other alterations needed. The girls at work loved the cut/style of the dress and my husband…well…I’m sure you can guess what he liked about the fit. When I have a few extra minutes I plan to make a sleeveless version for the summer.  https://www.instagram.com/leow.sews/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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