There is something so easy about wrap tops and dresses: effortlessly chic and oh-so feminine. The wrap top + dress VONDEL is what my nonchalantly stylish urban self wears when strolling through le Marais in Paris or gently gliding through the Vondelpark on a summer day.
The wrap top + dress VONDEL is designed with light-weight drapey fabrics in mind. Typically, this is more of a spring or summer piece. But I think that a VONDEL in a wool crepe would make a gorgeous fall or winter wardrobe item as well!
I made each of my three VONDELs in different types of fabric. One is in organic cotton broadcloth from Organic Cotton Plus, another in a mystery fabric (a poly blend? cupro? no idea!) that I got to pick out when volunteering at FABSCRAP and the last was a cotton-silk blend (sadly, not organic) that I found on my trip to NYC back in October.
Are you dying to get started on your wrap top + dress VONDEL? Here is some inspiration to get your sew-jo flowing and help you to decide what fabric you'll use for your next VONDEL.
+ Linen | Merchant & Mills | 385 gsm or 11.5 oz | ships from UK
+ Tencel Twill | Blackbird Fabrics | 162 gsm | ships from Canada
+ Linen | Blackbird Fabrics | 162 gsm | ships from Canada
+ Raw Silk Noil | Blackbird Fabrics | 160 gsm | ships from Canada
+ Organic Cotton Chambray | Fil & Etik | 130 gsm | ships from France
+ Cotton | Crossgrain Fabrics | light-med weight | ships from Australia
+ Organic Cotton Broadcloth | Organic Cotton Plus | 3.6 oz | ships from USA
+ Linen-Wool Double Gauze | Merchant & Mills | ships from UK
+ Organic Cotton Double Gauze | Maker Mountain Fabrics | ships from USA
+ Rayon Challis | La Mercerie | 3.9 oz | ships from USA
+ Organic Cotton Lawn | Fil & Etik | 70 gsm | ships from France
+ Woollen suiting | The Fabric Store | 170 gsm | ships from New Zealand