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denise | Posted in General Discussion on

I would like to make a wrap dress i am a size/14/16  There is a great designer who made them famous i beleive they are in again  i was reading an article that said its all in how you tie them at the side.

Any one have any ideas on that one.


  1. Pattiann42 | | #1

    The designer may have been Diane Von Furstenberg - http://womens-dresses-skirts.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_wrap_dress

    Here are some of her patterns - http://oldpatterns.blogspot.com/2007/03/diane-von-furstenberg-wrap-dress.html 

    Here are some of those patterns for sale one Ebay $$$$$ -  http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38.l1313&_nkw=Diane+Von+Furstenberg+Pattern&_sacat=See-All-Categories

    Edited 11/30/2008 7:53 pm ET by spicegirl1

    1. denise | | #2

      thankyou   have read the articles.

  2. starzoe | | #3

    There are plenty of wrap dress patterns in the pattern books - McCalls, Simplicity, Vogue, etc.

  3. Josefly | | #4

    Wrap dresses - I love the style, still, and I've lived through it a couple of times. And they can be very flattering, but...

    Some folks believe that a wrap dress will be adjustable, but be careful in that assumption! If the waist is too tight, and you try to loosen it by not closing the dress at the side so tightly, it will gap open at the neckline, possibly revealing more than you want to.

    I think the biggest problem most people have with wrap garments is having the crossover high enough so the bust isn't exposed, especially when sitting down.

    It would be worthwhile to make a muslin of the bodice of the dress, to see how the crossover will work on your figure.

    Edited 12/1/2008 4:19 pm ET by Josefly

    1. denise | | #5

      thankyou that is a great idea re the muslin, then if it works could be used as a cross over t even if its just at home.

      1. Josefly | | #6

        Yep, that 's a great idea.

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