The Ondowa Wrap

While at Squam Art Workshops this past June, I took Sarah Waldo Jagger's class sewing her Ondowa Wrap. Sarah recently released her pattern to the public, and what a beauty it is! This modern take a classic wrap dress flatters many figures, looks great in both prints and solids, and is easily modified for your personal style. Wear it as a studio smock, beach cover up, office attire or for a night on the town - truly a wardrobe staple!

The Ondowa Wrap, designed by Sarah Waldo Jagger Shown here in Robert Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen, Plum, 55% Linen 45% Rayon Pattern modifications: I chose to sew this garment without the shoulder caps. Check out Sarah's IG feed for the original design and options!  #sarahwaldopatterns #ondowawrap

The Ondowa Wrap, designed by Sarah Waldo Jagger

Shown here in Robert Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen, Plum, 55% Linen 45% Rayon

Pattern modifications: I chose to sew this garment without the shoulder caps. Check out Sarah's IG feed for the original design and options!  #sarahwaldopatterns #ondowawrap

Sarah's teaching style is relaxed and easy-going. She moved effortlessly from one student to the next, helping each of us where ever we were in the sewing process, and always with a smile. While we benefitted from her in-person tips and tricks, the pattern itself is very well written, clear and with many helpful photos. The garment has beautiful details, especially the collar. For me, the pocket construction was a fun surprise. What a wonderful teacher, designer, sewer and mom (follow Sarah's IG feed @starfishing). 

You can purchase The Ondowa Wrap at Sarah's shop: http://sarahwaldo.bigcartel.com/  

Find plenty of inspiration and options for making this pattern your own: #sarahwaldopatterns  #ondowawrap

Collar detail with contrasting batik binding, also used at the pockets. 

Collar detail with contrasting batik binding, also used at the pockets. 

Loving the double tie at the side, perfectly positioned for a flattering fit. Here, I used jersey strings.

Loving the double tie at the side, perfectly positioned for a flattering fit. Here, I used jersey strings.

This view shows the two vertical darts at the back. While they're not difficult to sew, Sarah had great tips for us to ensure accuracy. 

This view shows the two vertical darts at the back. While they're not difficult to sew, Sarah had great tips for us to ensure accuracy. 

The wrap shown in these photos is actually my second one. Not only was the first one so enjoyable to make, but my friend Angela Hoffman surprised me by modeling my first wrap throughout the Squam dining hall, looking amazing!!, so I had to make one especially for her. Thank you @angelalynn114! 

Of all of the splendid details this pattern holds, I felt the collar was the most satisfactory to make. 

Of all of the splendid details this pattern holds, I felt the collar was the most satisfactory to make.