introducing the saint-germain wrap dress sewing pattern

I’m pleased to be able to introduce you to our newest Liesl + Co. pattern today. Meet the Saint-Germain Wrap Dress.

Liesl + Co Saint Germain Wrap Dress

The Saint-Germain Wrap Dress is a very easy-to-sew, easy-to-wear woven wrap dress. It’s not the ubiquitous knit wrap dress made so popular in the 1970s and still worn today. Instead, it’s specifically designed for woven fabrics, and the pleats in the bodice and skirt mean that it’s a little less body-con, which also means that it’s easier to fit and comfortable to wear.

When I say easy to fit, here’s an example: our model measures three different sizes, but it was easy to adjust the pattern to her measurements. I’ll show you how in our upcoming sew-along, too.

Liesl + Co Saint Germain Wrap Dress

In the meantime, let me tell you about the details in this pattern! Like I said, it’s a wrap dress. And it has plenty of coverage, so no worries about showing more than you intended. The pattern includes two skirt lengths and two sleeve options.

View A is a longer midi-length skirt with flutter sleeves for a pretty, romantic dress. Think parties, weddings, relaxed weekends for this style.

Liesl + Co Saint Germain Wrap Dress

View B is shorter with 3/4-length sleeves that include a cute elastic shirring detail. I think of this view as being one you could easily wear to work. Both views close securely with buttons, and I’m sorry the buttons are so difficult to see on these photos of the red dress–they match too well! You can see them better on the pink floral dress above.

Liesl + Co Saint Germain Wrap Dress

The waistband is clean-finished both inside and out, and it cinches in your waist and brings the soft pleats of the skirt and bodice into a nice line. I think you’ll like the way this dress is sewn. It’s quick and easy to make, but the construction gives you a nice finish without a lot of fuss. And I think you’ll be surprised how quickly it comes together!

Liesl + Co Saint Germain Wrap Dress

In terms of fabrics, my personal preference for this style is drapey wovens like soft silks and rayons. Linen also works well, and you can certainly use woven fabrics with more body, like cotton sateen and poplin. I used rayon for the red dress in these photos and cotton poplin for the pink floral dress.

Liesl + Co Saint Germain Wrap Dress

This pattern has already received a lot of advance love from our testers and Advisors Circle members. I hope that’s an indication of much you’re going to like it. I’m eager to see what you’ll do with it to make it your own, as always.

You can pick up your own copy of the Saint-Germain Wrap Dress right now from the shop in either paper or digital format. Stay tuned for our upcoming sew-along for this style, when we’ll give you extra fit tips and walk you through the steps in photo format. And be sure to post your photos with the hashtags #saintgermaindress and #lieslandco so we can see how you make this style your own!




  1. Diane Lyons

    Both of these dresses are stunning! Gorgeous model too!

  2. Suzan Caponetti

    Wow! What a keeper, I’m already thinking of so many fabric options. I really like the buttons feature, good job.

  3. Liz

    Ooh love this! I’d love to see this dress in linen. Looking forward to the tester outfits, thank you!!

  4. Jennifer McCann

    oooh! Could you use a light knit?

  5. Paz J.

    I love it!!

  6. Cha B

    Would this pattern stand to a velvet? The first view could make such a nice holiday dress in a luxe fabric…

    1. I think it would work very well! Maybe cut the waistband facing from a lining fabric, but the rest would be lovely in velvet! I hope you make it–I’d love to see!

  7. Oh I remember seeing a pic of you in yours a few weeks back! I do love a good wrap dress, i think i already have fabric in mind for this. Looking forward to the tester pix too though!

  8. Addie

    I really love the model pictures of this design, gorgeous. I have been thinking about a dress with buttons on the side for a while so this detail really makes me smile. I look forward to seeing more tester versions.

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