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Made By A Fabricista: My Version of the Infamous DVF Wrap Dress

Just in case you are not aware, the iconic Diane Fustenberg wrap dress has turned 50 this year.  In celebration, Vogue has re-released the DVF Wrap Dress pattern, which now comes in extended sizes.  This dress is so classic and fits many different body types.  I got a hold of this pattern and decided this would be my birthday dress this year.



This pattern is categorized as a Very Easy Vogue pattern, and I would have to agree with that. Wrap dresses are usually relatively simple to put together since there aren’t that many pattern pieces to sew together. I made View A in a size 22 and the only modification I made was to shorten the hem by 6 inches.  I will say that since I used a Ponte Knit, I could have gone down to a size 20.  I didn’t read the fabric suggestions before picking my fabric.  I’ve always remembered seeing the DVF Wrap dress in knits. After reviewing the fabric suggestions, they do say that you can use soft fabrics, like a Challis or a Chambray.

As I mentioned, I’ve always remembered the DVF Wrap Dress to be in a knit, so I knew I wanted to look for a stable knit to make my dress with.  Fabric Mart has the most amazing Ponte Knit and I found this yummy Navy Blue Glazed Ponte Knit. Blue is my favorite color and I love how the “glaze” gives this fabric such a pretty shine.  This fabric was on sale at the time I got it and it’s sold out now, but Fabric Mart always has many other Ponte Knit options you can check out on their website.



Fabric Mart doesn’t only sell fabrics. You can purchase notions and patterns as well as other sewing related items.  I saw on their Instagram page that they had haberdashery bundles available and I asked them to send me over one. They were being sold for $10 and there were 10 items in each bag. I was so excited to see what I was going to receive.  Who can’t use more sewing notions. There were items included I didn’t even know I needed.

My most favorite thing included in my bag was a serger needle threader. WHAT? I didn’t even know this existed and how much I’ve needed something like this.  It works like a regular needle threader, but it is very long so that you can use it with your serger. You put the metal loop through the needle, put the thread in the metal hoop you just threaded and pull it out and tadah! Your serger needles are threaded. It was a little difficult to get photos of the process, but here are a few so you get the basic idea of how it works.  Another item I loved using was thread wax. You pull your thread to the thread wax holder and it helps with smoother sewing with less tangling, twisting and splitting.




Since this is my birthday month, I wanted to do something special.  I’m hosting a giveaway.  Fabric Mart sent me a haberdashery bundle and sent me an extra one to giveaway! YAY!!! One lucky winner will receive a haberdashery bundle.  I cannot guarantee that the items pictured will be included in your bag, since I’ve obviously used a few of the items. Lol  All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and make sure you are following Fabric Mart and myself on Instagram.  That’s it.  www.instagram/fabricmart www.instagram.com/soveryjo

Here are a few more pictures of my DVF Wrap Dress. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Oh, and good luck!







Until next time!

JOHANNA @soveryjo  


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: PONTE KNITS & BUNDLES.

Comments

  1. Love me a good wrap dress and this is a good one!

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    1. I haven't made too many, but I did like how this one came together.

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  2. I love the Vogue wrap dress pattern . I made my daughter the wrap dress out of quilting cotton and it turned out beautifully . Made it last summer .

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    1. Using a quilting cottons sounds nice.

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  3. The dress looks great on you!

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm very happy with how it came out.

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  4. The dress looks great on you!

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  5. You did a great job!

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  6. Love a good wrap dress!!

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  7. Looking good Jo (yogabyrdsews)

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  8. Nice dress and a Happy Birthday when it comes (fndmarsden)

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  9. What a beautiful dress! I love Ponte knits as well…such a versatile fabric!

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  10. Happy Birthday. Love your dress! I bought the pattern to make my birthday dress in October! Got some beautiful rayon from a local shop. Would love to win this bundle - thanks for sharing.

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  11. Happy birthday! Love your dress. I bought this dress pattern for my birthday dress this October. Picked up a beautiful rayon @a local shop.

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  12. Very nice ! I love the haberdashery bundle. When does the drawing take place ?

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    1. The winner has already been selected. Thanks to all who entered!

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