Wrap top: DVF wrap dress refashion

I have trouble throwing out and giving away handmade items of clothing, which means my wardrobe or ironing basket (which is where I often hide garments) is generally overly full. The up side of this mess, is that when I want to make something from an older garment, I mostly still have it hiding around. This top is one of those makes.

Earlier in winter, I saw a few wrap tops online that were styled with wide leg trousers. While I love wearing wide leg pants, there is certainly a different style of top needed to wear with them. In my experience, you need to wear a shorter, boxy top (which isn’t all that appropriate at school) or a more fitted top. This wrap is fitted and a bit more interesting than a regular top.

The top itself is an older DVF wrap dress (which you can see here) that I chopped off and hemmed with a hem band. The fabric – a viscose jersey – was originally from Tessuti and is a deep eggplant colour. I hadn’t worn the dress for a couple of years and it isn’t easy to wear a wrap dress on Kindergarten, so I’m sure I won’t miss it.

I particularly love wearing it with this silk scarf that I also made with Tessuti fabric. It just works and it’s easy to pull together on hectic mornings. (Apologies for the crappy photos. I have to play with them so you could see the wrap 🙂

  • It’s perfect. I have a piece of wool knit that I’ve been meaning to modify my favorite wrap pattern as a top.