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Return of the Renowned Wrap

Diane von Furstenburg's famous wrap dress is turning 50, and, in anticipation, the original sewing pattern for this dress has been re-released from the Vogue archives!


The classic wrap dress is such a versatile wardrobe staple and is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. There are no fussy details, so it's easy to sew up, easy to wear, and it travels well too. No wonder it's been a favorite of women everywhere for the last half century!


[Images from Pinterest]


DvF's own website informs:


"First introduced in a cotton-rayon jersey fabric—chosen for its flattering effect on the female figure and the way it moved with the body—Diane’s dresses were “smashing,” according to Diana Vreeland, then the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, and her wrap dresses became an instant hit.


Sexy yet practical, the wrap dress was designed to ensure unparalleled ease of wear. By 1976, Diane had sold over a million wrap dresses, enjoying success that saw her cover the pages of Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and many more prolific publications..."


I simply had to give this re-released pattern a whirl, and I hope to show you my version soon, along with the small fit adjustments I made.


In the meanwhile, check out the pattern, as well as Mimi G's sewalong.


I'd love to see what you make!


Until next time,

Caroline




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