Channeling my inner DVF

2:09:00 PM,8 Comments

Anyone who loves fashion knows that there are a few key items in every wardrobe a woman must have.  A great fitting pair of jeans, some killer heels, a classic button down shirt, a fitted pencil skirt, and the always in style wrap dress.  

Wrap dresses first popped up in the 1930's and 40's when the "popover" wrap style was introduced, but it wasn't until the 1970's that the wrap dress as we know it today came to fruition.  Thanks to Diane von Furstenberg, wrap dresses have become a staple in the modern woman's closet.  

I'm sure most of you have at least one hanging in your closet.  The great thing about wrap dresses is that they go along way.  My first wrap dress was purchased 7 years ago and it's still every bit as stylish was it was then.  They can also be dressed up or down and are amazingly comfortable! 

I love a great wrap dress, and that's why when I saw Jenny from Seamingly Smitten put out a call to test the Magnolia Street Wrap Dress, I couldn't pass it up!  This pattern is amazing and is full of options to suit every woman's taste!

This pattern includes:
  • sizes xs-xxxl(that's 0-26 ladies!!!!)
  • step by step instructions with color photos
  • petite, regular, and tall hem and sleeve lengths
  • size chart and finished dress measurement chart
  • tips for sewing with knits
  • instructions on how to tie the finished garment

I have tested many patterns for Seamingly Smitten, and once again this pattern is great!  The instructions are easy to follow, the photos are extremely helpful and guide you every step of the way.  And Jenny is always there to help if you need it.

There are a few things I really love about this pattern. One is the versatility.  With this pattern you could make multiple dresses and each look different because of the sleeve and length options!  Maybe you want a sleeveless wrap dress for summer and a long sleeve version to carry you from fall through winter.  How about a short sleeve version that hits right at the knees and a 3/4 sleeve to wear with boots in the fall.  This dress will take you through every season and will make you look and feel incredible!

Another thing I love is how easily this dress sews up!  With less than 3 yards of fabric and about 2.5 hours, you can have a brand spankin new dress that looks hot off the runway!!  One of the best parts is that this dress is a true wrap dress!  No faux wraps here!!  One side of the dress in complete with an opening to pull one of the ties through, that ensures you will not have any wardrobe malfunctions!!

This dress is an immediate confidence booster!  Slip it on and you instantly feel ready to take on the day!  I know for me feeling that I didn't just roll out of bed can be difficult sometimes, and as a busy ladies, we often forget how important it is for our own well being to feel good about ourselves!  This dress for me is just the lift I need on those busy days I can hardly get out the door in time.  Throw it on with some heels and funky jewelry, or pair it was ballet flats and a cardigan and you're good to go!

I love this dress and I hope you do too!  If you're interested in purchasing the pattern you can get it here.  As always, if you don't sew and would like one made custom for you, come visit my shop on facebook and message me for more details! Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. What a fabulous dress and post!! Thank you for featuring the wrap dress pattern!! Your dress is AWESOME!! You should definitely be proud of yourself!!! LOVE it!!
    Seamingly Smitten owner/designer

  2. Looks great on you! Love the dress :)

  3. beautiful! When I am rich and famous I am going to have a DVF dress, but until then this will fill in :)

    1. Thank you! And I totally agree!! Some day! But until then, this pattern is fab!!