Slighty Flared Wrap Dress

comments (2) August 31st, 2009 in gallery     

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A view of the lining
Back view of the dress
Photo: Inset photo on the right : Wrap Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg (c. 1975)

My inspiration for this dress was looking into past styles in fashion. It's amazing how a certain style of garment can remain timeless. Ever since Diane Von Furstenberg introduced the wrap dress in the early 1970's, it still being worn by women today. Given its versatility the wrap dress has been flexible for work or going out attire.

The Pattern i chose is a McCall's M5179(Now out of print). The fabric that was chosen was a suiting fabric and a "silkessence" fabric that was used for the lining. The colors in the fabric are a blend of pinks,greys and black. The bodice and side ties of the dress are lined, even though the pattern did not call for any other part of the dress to be lined except for the side ties. I felt that since the fabric was a little heavier it need for more support especially for the skirt portion of the dress.


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Comments (2)

Gringa writes: Retrochic74 I just love your sewing ........really! My comment is that I still picture this dress in a soft drapy fabric...this just looks too crisp and stiff to me. I made that dress and pattern for a friend in....???? 1980? she wore it until it was thread bare...I see news anchor women in that dress to this very day.....If I didnt´live in a tropical climate and wore dresses I certainly would choose this one.
thanks for sharing
Posted: 10:06 pm on September 9th
LodenDesigns writes: I would love to get some feedback on this, so please feel free to comment
Posted: 9:16 pm on September 8th
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