One of the most popular dresses is the wrap dress. Diane von Furstenberg, a Belgian-American fashion designer was the one who is known for putting the wrap dress in the fashion scene. Most women like to wear this type of dress as it is flattering to any body type. Aside from it being flattering, it is also one of the most versatile pieces of clothing. You can wear it during formal occasions and casual occasions.
Purchasing your own wrap dress made by a fashion designer can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Don’t let this stop you from being fashion forward. You can make your very own wrap dress! Doing this is not as hard as you think.
Here are the steps on how you can make your very own wrap dress:
- Materials for the project. First, gather the materials you need for the project. You will need basic sewing supplies, a sewing machine, your choice of fabric, thread, measuring tape, fabric pencil and pen and paper. Aside from these, you will also need a wrap dress pattern. You can use another wrap dress as a pattern or you can download a pattern from the Internet.
- Measure your body. Take your measurements with the measuring tape. Take note of your measurements with your pen and paper as you will need these later. Measure the length of your skirt, the length of the bodice, your hips, bust and waist.
- Transfer measurement patterns. Now you have to transfer the measurement patterns on the fabric that you are going to use for the dress. Use the fabric pencil for this. Cut out the pieces that you have but make sure that you leave some allowance for where you are going to sew. You should end up with the back of the dress, two parts for the front of the dress, bands for the sleeves and neck, sleeves and the skirt.
- Sewing the wrap dress. The next step is to sew the pieces of the wrap dress together. First, sew the back piece of the dress to the sleeves. Afterwards, stitch the back piece to the two front pieces. Sew the neckline to the front pieces. At the bottom of the front piece or the bodice, stitch the waistband. After this, stitch the skirt to the other end of the waistband. On the waistband, you can add additional straps to tie the dress. Fold the hem of the dress half an inch and stitch.
These are the steps on how you can create your very own wrap dress. You can choose patterned fabrics or plain fabrics, depending on your style. You can also do this with other items of clothing so that you can save money. Just look for patterns of skirts, shorts, tops and other fashion accessories that you want. Choose your own fabric from the fabric store. You can also add embellishments to your clothes, such as ribbons, buttons, rhinestones, different colored threads and more.