Isla Wrap Dress

The Isla Wrap Dress

I have been obsessed with wrap dresses for the past year and a half. Thankfully, pattern companies have been releasing all kinds of them lately. I love the Isla Wrap Dress from Jennifer Lauren because it crosses over in the back. As a large busted lady, I ALWAYS have to wear a tank top under a wrap dress because I fear the neckline becoming more plunging than I intended. Not a problem with the Isla!

This is the second Isla I’ve made, and it won’t be the last. The pattern is so simple to put together; there aren’t any really tricky bits. If you can sew a dart, you can make this dress.

My goal is to make cute clothes that are super comfortable, and the Isla Dress hits both of those targets. It’s perfect.

The Isla Wrap Dress

Jennifer Lauren Handmade

Maximum Dimensions
(Curve Size Range)
  • Bust: 61 5/8″/156.5 cm
  • Waist: 51 3/4″/131.5 cm
  • Hip: 62 3/4″/159.5 cm
Fabric Recommendations

Suitable for lightweight woven fabrics with some drape, including cotton lawn, voile and poplin to linen, light chambray or denim as well as double gauze, sateen and seersucker. Also rayon, silks, crepes and other slinky fabrics.

Pattern Options
  • C-F cup sizes

I’m not affiliated with this brand. Just giving you the info!

My Version


  • Name: Bowling Alley
  • Series: Playful
  • Designer: Melody Miller 

I have had three yards of this in my stash since 2014! Thankfully, there are other hoarders out there and I found an additional yard on Etsy so I could make this dress out of it.

Size & Alterations

My Measurements

HB: 43″ B: 48″ W:42″ H: 51″ Height: 5’3″


Since it’s a wrap dress I made a straight size 22 from the curve range for this, even though my waist measurements would have put me in a larger size.


I added two inches to the length of the sleeves.



I stitched down the facings all the way around the dress.


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