This is 1950s wrap I made using Decades of Style’s pattern #5006. The exterior fabric is cashmere from Janssens et Janssens in Paris, and the lining is washed Thai silk from You can see construction details in my pattern review at It’s very easy to make, and I only did a few small alterations, such as lengthening the front hem and adding a fabric-covered snap on the shoulder.

I like sewing vintage items that I can wear in “real life”, and this wrap fit the bill for springtime in Boston. It’s very light yet warm and easy to wear. I entered the project in a Threads Magazine/Pinterest competition and won first place. Here’s a link to the Pinterest page, which also shows which big 20th Century designer created the original version of the wrap: They sent me a Bernina Swiss Army sewing knife, which is the best thing ever. I highly recommend this pattern.