I’m done with my Diane Von Furstenburg wrap dress! In black silk jersey, a dream to work with. And if you have never sewn with it, i would advise you rush out and buy some!
If you follow fashion, you may have read about all the hoopla of the 40th anniversary of DVF’s iconic wrap dress of which I wrote ALL ABOUT in this post here.
I bought two originals myself back in 1996 on clearance at Saks Fifth Avenue after the style was re-released, and have since always wanted to try making one. Why would I when when I have the originals, you ask? Because I’m no longer a twenty six year old size two, silly! But size six isn’t so bad, really. I exercise, eat right, and while I know I will probably never be a size two again, I’m happy with what I’ve got.My dad took these photos. He’s a former motion picture editor and was a photographer in New York before he came to Hollywood, but now he is retired . He and my stepmom are indispensable with helping with the kids. I am so lucky to have them. Thanks for the great photos Dad! Please leave lots of comments so he will take more pictures for me!
This was one of those projects that took me a long time to make. I worked on it on and off for about a month. I don’t know why it took me so long, but I just wasn’t inspired, and then I had a sudden bust of sewing energy the past few days. My head is swimming with so many ideas I want to make for myself.
Recently I was inspired by another blogger who is having a Ready To Wear Fast for 2014 and had sign ups for it on her blog Goodbye Valentino. So I took the pledge, and although I probably won’t be able to stick to it 100%, I’ll try.
I found a similar pattern, a knockoff from the time by Simplicity that was similar in every aspect. Talk about copycats! Oversized 70’s collar, belt, French cuffs. I love it! And then I had the incredible surprise that some mystery fabric I bought for two dollars a yard at my favorite shop turned out to be silk jersey!
Feeling very spiffy!