Vintage Vogue 1853: DVF wrap dress V2

I mentioned the last time that I made this frock that I was planing a second and here it is.

This time I used a viscose knit from Tessuti (purchased at our first Sydney Sewing Social). It’s a deep plum/almost black drapey, stretchy knit – perfect for cooler weather that I’m sure will be here soon.

Again, I interfaced the neck binding to prevent stretching over time. This knit is quite stretchy and that impacted the fit. It still fits extremely well, but the v neck does sit lower, so I’ll have to see how that goes at work.

This wrap dress has the perfect amount of flare to the skirt and the wrap crosses over almost fully which will hopefully stop the skirt flying open in the wind. I’m actually yet to my first version of this dress as the weather has been too warm, so this is risky using more pricey fabric on an un-tested pattern.

Not much else to say, except that I’m going to try to steer clear of wrap dresses for a while now 🙂 and possibly also knit dresses. I think I need to attack my woven stash, possibly even some Liberty.

Pattern: Vintage Vogue 1853 Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. Used before = Free
Fabric: 2.2m viscose knit from Tessuti $39
Thread from stash – I used black to avoid a trip to the shops.
Total: $39 – yay!

  • NIce one. My first and only attempt at a knit wrap dress ended in disaster. All your lovely knit wraps are starting to tempt me to give them another shot.

  • Looks lovely. Hopefully it will stand up to the wind test! 🙂

  • I've found that the Gorgeous Gore skirt from StyleArc patterns works very well in a knit. Made with a top in the same knit it looks like a dress! I love that fabric and will have to look for some in the USA.

  • Another great dress. I too am very inspired by your knit dresses and keep thinking I need to make more.

  • Love the style of this dress and hopefully it makes the wind test as this one is just too gorgeous not to wear.

  • Oh please do make something in Liberty! I've only just discovered them, amazing. Love a wrap dress, dress it up or dress it down, very versatile.

  • A lovely classic look. I've had some scandalous wind incidents at work…

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