SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
PatternReview.com
PatternReview.com

Forum > Fashion Styles and Trends > DvF Wrap Dresses ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
DvF Wrap Dresses
Fashion History Question
JenniferMM
star
JenniferMM
Intermediate
Georgia USA
Member since 10/19/08
Posts: 78
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 9/4/12 1:19 PM

What details separate a DvF wrap dress from that of it's (1930s, 1940s) predecessors?

------
- Jennifer

sarah in nyc

sarah in nyc
Advanced
New York USA
Member since 1/8/05
Posts: 1767
Send Message

      



In reply to JenniferMM <<
thumbsup 4 members like this.


Date: 9/4/12 1:37 PM

1- it's a knit a thin jersey

2- wrap dresses of the 1930's and '40's were often work dresses made in fabrics like twill
3- while that wrapped and draped look was big in the 1940's the dresses didn't generally open as wrap dresses do the wraps were stitched into position
4 while wool jersey was used in the 1940's the fabrics used by DVF were far thinner, clingier, sexier than their predecessors

------
sarah in nyc
www.sewnewyork.blogspot.com

Laurie Lou
star
Laurie Lou  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Member since 10/16/05
Posts: 431
Send Message

      
thumbsup 3 members like this.



Date: 9/4/12 2:03 PM

Great question and answer. It is like there is nothing new under the sun ...just reinvented. And now we know the rest of the story, thanks Sarah

------
Laurie Lou

sarah in nyc

sarah in nyc
Advanced
New York USA
Member since 1/8/05
Posts: 1767
Send Message

      



In reply to Laurie Lou <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 9/4/12 6:03 PM

I collect old sewing books and magazines... I almost fell over when I read directions in a 1920's sewing magazine on how to tie dye curtains...

------
sarah in nyc
www.sewnewyork.blogspot.com

JenniferMM
star
JenniferMM
Intermediate
Georgia USA
Member since 10/19/08
Posts: 78
Send Message

      



In reply to sarah in nyc <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 9/4/12 7:44 PM

Thanks, Sarah! So, an "iconic DvF", as I generally see it stated, would refer mostly to the fabric/silhouette combo, rather than the concept itself. The idea that it was invented in the 1970s confused me.

I appreciate you sharing your research with us! (And, seriously!? tie-dye in the 1920s... who knew!)

------
- Jennifer

sarah in nyc

sarah in nyc
Advanced
New York USA
Member since 1/8/05
Posts: 1767
Send Message

      



In reply to JenniferMM <<


Date: 9/4/12 8:27 PM

hey a bathrobe is a wrap dress...but the other thing about a DVF dress is that it had no other closures..those work dresses of the 40's all had internal buttons.. the dress also hit at a particular moment.. it was sort of the answer to Erica Jong's 'Zipless F&^%^" as described in Fear of Flying. It just hit at the right moment.

It was a dress that women just had to have...even my very conservative mother got one..the dress answered a deep seated need...the great prints, the way it was both covered up and sexy..and even the way it evoked bathrobe as outer wear.

------
sarah in nyc
www.sewnewyork.blogspot.com

MommaMonster
MommaMonster
Member since 9/5/11
Posts: 51
Send Message

      
thumbsup 3 members like this.



Date: 9/4/12 9:38 PM

So...so...so...can I use this thread to be overly excited? None of my friends would understand and this thread seems a good place to share.

A couple weeks ago my MIL gave me half-a-dozen vintage patterns she picked up cheap at a yard sale. As I went through the stack my heart almost stopped when I got to the original, uncut, Vogue DVF wrap dress pattern...in my size!!!!




-- Edited on 9/4/12 9:42 PM --

sarah in nyc

sarah in nyc
Advanced
New York USA
Member since 1/8/05
Posts: 1767
Send Message

      



In reply to MommaMonster <<


Date: 9/4/12 9:42 PM

YES!!!

------
sarah in nyc
www.sewnewyork.blogspot.com

MommaMonster
MommaMonster
Member since 9/5/11
Posts: 51
Send Message

      



Date: 9/4/12 10:51 PM

Right?

I'm tempted to put it in a shadow box on my sewing table....after I trace it off.

unfinishedprojects
starstar
unfinishedprojects  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/26/07
Posts: 650
Send Message

      



Date: 9/4/12 11:06 PM

Shadow box?!?!?! I'd list that sucker on eBay.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fashion Styles and Trends >> DvF Wrap Dresses

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Class Details

Online Class
Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Class Details

Simplicity 2313

photo
by: sandysewin

Review
Butterick 3134

photo
by: lilyloulad...

Review

Pattern

SewBaby Bath Puppet Pals Pattern

SewBaby Bath Puppet Pals Pattern

More Info
Sewing Workshop Origami Skirt Pattern

Sewing Workshop Origami Skirt Pattern

More Info

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.