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!
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..
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!
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.
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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