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It’s A Wrap With These DIY Dresses

Wrap dresses and skirts are comfortable and easy to wear, but their popularity and versatility can sometimes also come with a way off the budget tag.

With some extra fabric, scraps, sheets, linens or even other dresses and skirts, they can be transformed into a stylish wrap-able fashion.

Famous for starting the wrap dress craze, Diane Von Furstenburg’s dresses are fabulous and sought-after, but they can also be made do it yourself style with some sewing know how.

It’s A Wrap With These DIY Dresses

Image source: WWD: Diane Von Furstenburg exhibition, shown on whereartmeetsfashion.wordpress.com

This vintage looking vogue inspired wrap dress imitates a stunning Diane Von Furstenburg style, minus the 100’s of dollars in costs.

It’s A Wrap With These DIY Dresses

Image source: allisoncsewinggallery.blogspot.com

Tips are provided on how to change up the pattern including where to make folds, cuts and hide seams. Also, suggestions for updating the look call for getting rid of the bodice facings, collar and cuffs.

Leftover fabric scraps are used for finishing off the edges. The length can be altered and this design also provides adequate coverage so it can be easily worn and adjusted for a tailored fit.

It’s A Wrap With These DIY Dresses

Image source: allisoncsewinggallery.blogspot.com

This tutorial shows how to make a wrap skirt that can also be worn as a wrap dress by adding a bow, belt or scarf on top.

It’s A Wrap With These DIY Dresses

Image source: theribbonretreat.com

The flexible pattern turns yards of fabric into a comfortable skirt. It is easy to make and recommended for beginning sewers since there are no zippers or complicated sewing techniques.

Using custom sized measurements makes a homemade skirt that has enough coverage so the wraparound portion doesn’t fall short. Any extra scraps can be used for a belt tie, just fold over the edges and sew so they don’t fray.

Wrap dresses and skirts are a great staple to add in a wardrobe. They can be used for dressing up or casual wear, and the classic shape will always be in style.

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