Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you get all the love you deserve and desire today, with some left over to share with others. Jallah and I celebrated Love Day yesterday, and I wore this super adorable maxi wrap dress I copied from a wrap dress I bought from the boutique. That’s my name for thrift. So, let’s get into this Valentine’s Day dress.
I love a wrap dress, especially a wrap maxi. Gives me a Diane von Furstenberg vibe.
So, I found a wrap dress at a boutique [my name for thrift] and I bought it. It was mid-length, and I liked everything about it, even though I know it was dated. I especially like the big collar. So, I took it home and decided to take it apart and make a maxi wrap dress from the dress, which is my new Valentine’s Day dress. Here is the original dress from the boutique and of a few pictures of deconstruction and pattern planning.
Basically, I took this dress apart and made a pattern from the dress. I could have always just used a wrap dress pattern from my stash, but I wanted to take this one apart and make one from this. I purchased the fabric from Nick of Time Textiles. It is a red stretchy crepe which is a really nice fabric with an excellent drape. I added length to the sleeve pattern piece and also length to the skirt fronts and the back piece. The back pattern piece was one piece which included the bodice and skirt.
I really wanted something for Valentine’s Day to wear on a date with my boo, Jallah. This is the first date we’ve had since the pandemic and he has been reluctant to go anywhere or do anything. We had dinner out and then came home for dessert and a movie. I felt so dressed up in my Valentines Wrap Dress and I really cannot wait to not only make it again, but also to wear it again. Jallah wore his red button down shirt under a black sweater. Getting him to wear that red shirt is like pulling teeth. Even though it looks so good on him.
That’s it for now. Can’t wait to post another project. Thank you for reading my post, and if you like what you see, Like and subscribe. Until next time, keep making your life better, one project at a time.
Be the love you want.
Oh, Sharon, this dress is gorgeous and you look radiant in it! I’m sure you turned a lot of heads when you went out on the town in this amazing dress! That’s so awesome that you made your pattern from the original dress. You are extremely talented!
Thank you, Leslie. That was my first try copying a dress pattern, but it turned out well. Thank you for your comments and support.
Looks great n continue your goals
Thank you Jallah. I appreciate your support.