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DIY Wrap Dress V8379

Happy Saturday Gorgeous!

I am beyond excited to finally get this posted! I made a DVF inspired wrap dress over a month ago to wear to Micah’s first birthday party, but in all of the chaos that day I never got around to getting good photos. Fast forward to now, and I finally had time to get this beauty on the blog!

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As you know, DVF is known for the wrap dress. She was the first to do it, and in a lot of people’s opinions she is the best. She can put a wrap on anything these days, rompers and jumpsuits included. It is no surprise that other designers are hopping on her bandwagon, and with the 70’s trend popping up all over I had to find a way in. My version is a lot more my taste, and I love how I can have my own spin on an era, even if it isn’t necessarily my favorite trend out right now. I know, don’t beat me up for not loving bell bottom everything, or peasant top anything..

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This wrap dress is from Vogue 8379 with the following modifications:

  • Added 3 inches to the sleeve length, and elasticized the sleeve
  • Pleated the excess fabric at the sleeve on the armhole
  • Took a panel of fabric and pleated to my waist easy relent for the skirt portion instead of using the pattern pieces for the skirt

I didn’t care for the skirt bottom of this pattern, but I loved the bodice. I think this is the perfect fall maxi dress. I see a lot more of these in my near future!

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The fabric is some sort of knit blend. It has a bit of texture to it in a diamond print, but I’m not sure exactly what it’s made of. I got it at The Loft for $3 per POUND! I had just enough to make this dress, and I am so happy with how it turned out.

My shoes are Steve Madden, and of course I got them from my job. You can pick them up as well, they can be found here:

Steve Madden - Varcityy (Black Suede) High Heels
This is actually my first wrap dress, and I am HOOKED. For some reason I didn’t think they would be flattering on me but boy was I wrong! I really think wrap dresses don’t look bad on anyone.. What are your thoughts on wrap dresses, do you own one yet?

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17 thoughts on “DIY Wrap Dress V8379

  1. You look very goddess-y :-). I’ve always been a huge fan of wrap dresses. I use to have a green one that I wore quite often…I think it ended up in my mom’s closet somehow…smh. I have a ton of patterns and cannot believe I haven’t made one yet. You have definitely inspired me to sew one up. That is a great Loft find, it’s such a great color. Nicely accessorized! And baby… just precious!

    1. Thank you! You need to make one asap! I’m thinking like an emerald green color, would look amazing on you.. We need another trip to the loft soon lol I’m “running out of fabric”

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