It’s the 50th Anniversary of the iconic 1974 Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap Dress. To celebrate, Simplicity Creative Group has re-released the Vintage Vogue 2000 Sewing Pattern. I was invited by Simplicity to participate in the 50th Anniversary Campaign which is taking place for the entire month of February. Now, let’s get into the details of this beautiful garment.


To say that I’m in love with this pattern is a huge understatement. The wrap dress is a classic, elegant and very classy garment, which aligns with my personal style. So, when I was invited to participate in the 50th Anniversary Campaign, it was an easy yes. It’s a timeless piece of clothing and having the pattern now is a treasure for me because I didn’t own the original. Even if there are 100’s of wrap dress patterns on the market, there is only one DVF and it will continue to out live all trends.


Pattern Information

The 1970’s Vintage Vogue DVF WRAP DRESS by Diane Von Furstenberg is a classic and this is the first time it has been released from the pattern archives. The front wrap dress has two length variations, and a fitted bodice that is slightly gathered and tucked at the back. The dress can be sewn with or without the collar. It’s a fit and flare design, which I love, with attached tie-ends that you can tie at the side front or center back. Allow the ties to hang free or create a bow. It has full-length sleeves and French Cuffs.


The pattern is available on the Simplicity website in both PDF and Print formats. The sizes range from 6 – 24.


The website rates the pattern as EASY, and as you can see, the envelope says, “VERY EASY VOGUE.” As an ADVANCED level sewist, this dress was very easy for me to complete without following all the instructions. However, please keep in mind that this is a vintage pattern and the instruction sheet looks a bit different than what we see in more current patterns. I’m rating the pattern ADVANCED BEGINNER friendly. I say this because I think you need basic sewing skills with a decent amount of practice hours before attempting to sew the dress. Don’t make this your first project as a new beginner. But definitely get the pattern now, so you will have it before it is retired again. I personally think they should never retire this pattern because it’s such a timeless classic. Also, if you need some assistance in sewing the garment Mimi G has a tutorial on her YouTube Channel to walk you through the process.


Fabric Information

When I first saw the pattern, I knew I wanted to make it with a bold print, something that complements the vintage style. The beautiful red poppies on the black background stood out among the other prints while I was sourcing fabrics.

The pattern calls for soft fabrics such as Challis, Chambray, Pongee, Surah, Single Knits such as Jersey and Wool. I opted for a soft knit because I knew that I wanted the bodice and sleeve to be form fitting. The DOUBLE BRUSHED POLY KNIT was the perfect choice with it’s beautiful drape, light weight, and soft texture.

Close Ups Inside & Out

I love simple designs that lend to exquisite details. This pattern has all the clean lines in addition to details that earned this dress its iconic status, like the French Cuffs and Collar. No other wrap dress comes even close to what Diane Von Furstenberg created. I used my Baby Lock Soprano to sew all the main seams. The Baby Lock Vibrant finished off the seam allowances. And the Baby Lock Euphoria created clean hems without the dreaded waves that occur when knit fabric is stretched during hemming. Let’s take a closeup look at the details, inside and out.


Notions Information

There are only two suggested notions listed on the pattern envelope: SEAM BINDING and four 1/2″ BUTTONS. The seam binding is used to stabilize the front edge along the bodice and top edges of the skirt fronts and backs. See photos below. I used all four buttons, two on each cuff. You can see the buttons from the front and back views of the dress.


Alterations Information

I cut a size 10 for my dress. The only adjustment I made was to take in the sleeves. I could have cut a smaller size but I didn’t pay attention to the sizing until after I had sewn the seam. Interestingly enough, I didn’t have to make an adjustment on the sleeve cuff to accommodate the smaller sleeve opening. I stretched the sleeve opening a small amount to fit the cuff. The sleeves fit exactly as I wanted in the end.


Styling Options

I kept the styling very simple because the dress speaks for itself. The design and fabric stand out and need nothing further to highlight its beauty. I’ve styled it with a pair of basic, low heel pumps, a silver chain with flower shaped charm, a pair of matching earrings and a black, velvet clutch purse. I made reservations to take myself out to dinner tonight for Valentine’s Day. I don’t usually make a big deal over V-Day but a local restaurant has a new Plant Based Menu and I’m excited to give it a try. So, yes, I’m showing up in all my glam and I look forward to celebrating with my new dress.


How about a shorter dress?

I’m aware that some women don’t wear long dresses. So, before you leave, I’d like to show you what this dress looks like in the shorter length. Our SEW Sister, Faith St. Jules, chose the same fabric and created this stunning look below. She also shared a bit of history behind the DVF dress in her recent BLOG POST. I absolutely love the entire look with her red shoes and beautiful smile. Whether you like it long or short, the DVF Wrap Dress is a beautiful design.

Photos Courtesy of Faith St. Jules, used with permission.

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  1. Ghislaine

    Hello! Your dress is truly gorgeous. I like the long dress and the short one (this is the version I will sew) but the long dress is more spectacular. I am so happy that this pattern has been reissued and is finally available in France! Ghislaine from France

  2. Lorelei Coyer

    I love this dress. I have been looking at patterns for a wrap dress. I remember the dress and plan to make one. I am now 80 and getting wider, I wonder if it would look good on me.

  3. Liz

    Hi Anita, you look fabulous in the dress, stunning! Did you use any interfacing for the collar and cuffs, or just the facings?

  4. Ruthie

    So very lovely!!! Iโ€™ve never seen a long version of this!!!My mother had an actual DVF dress back in the day and it was of the shorter version. Both of yours, the short and long are so very elegant! Sadly, I do not have a serger, is this able to be made on a regular machine???

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Ruthie! I sewed my dress on a regular sewing machine. I only used the serger to finish the seam allowances and unfinished edges.

  5. Nana

    What a dress! I made one with the original pattern when it first came out. How I wish I had kept that pattern although I’m sure I wore out the dress itself because it was perfect — like yours!

  6. Rebecca

    WOW this is stunning! Thank you SO much for posting; I am now planning to make it for a wedding party (evening). I would really like the wrap to open as I walk to give a sort of split look/feel. Do you think I could that effect by maybe cutting front panels slightly differently?

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Rebecca! I think this dress would be amazing for a wedding. I’m sure you can alter the cut on the front panels so that you get a split look. Have fun sewing your dress.

  7. Esther Bergling

    WOW! You did an amazing job on this project. Stunning!

  8. Lorraine

    Wow this dress is stunning! You look amazing in it. I have had to put down my sewing for a few years due to work issues, but I am retired now and you have helped me to refire .I would like to make this dress and wear it for next Christmas.

    1. Anita Morris

      Congratulations on your retirement, Lorraine! Have fun getting back into sewing. I’m so happy to have you here. ๐Ÿ’•

  9. Delores

    I love both dresses.

  10. Jacqui

    Love it Anita! I’m about to embark on my rendition possibly in a gorgeous viscose jersey I’m getting from Minerva. I’m hoping that I can eek out the long version out of 4 meters since I have to shorten it for my 5’2″ frame, we will see! I saw another reviewer that slip stitched everything including the hem but I’m liking the idea of using my Euphoria too for hemming.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yaaayyy! Have fun sewing your DVF, Jacqui! It’s a beautiful dress and I can’t wait to make another.

  11. Carla

    Beautiful dress!!

  12. G. Bless

    Gorgeous dress. This would even look good on my petite frame, although I’m going to buy a fabric with smaller flowers. I can’t wait to try it! Thank you:)

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, it would look beautiful with smaller flowers too. Have fun making your dress.

  13. Marilyn

    Just gorgeous, as are all your creations!!

  14. Lynne

    Beautiful dress and the fit is perfect

  15. PJ

    Dear Anita,
    What a stunning dress! You look amazing!
    Thank you for sharing where to get the pattern, all your images, and a bit of the history for DVF’s design. This pattern proves that “classics” are timeless.
    Sew appreciative of you and all you do!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, yes, yes!!! Timeless classics! I love them so much.

  16. Jean Sheppard

    Anita the dress is stunning. I love the fabric you chose and that you made the full length dress. On you itโ€™s fabulous., hope you enjoyed your Valentineโ€™s Day meal . Take care and continued happy sewing. ๐Ÿ’•

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you, Jean! I had an amazing Valentine’s meal.

  17. Carmen

    That is gorgeous dress; or is it just you that makes everything look fabulous? The fabric is beautiful also. I’m glad you decided to go out to dinner by yourself with your beautiful dress. I’m going to get the pattern!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you, Carmen! I had an amazing time out wearing my new dress. I felt glamorous and happy.

  18. Kay

    SO pretty! And the dress ain’t lookin’ too bad, either! Honestly, JoAnns should hire you as an ambassador for their garment fabrics, you make everything so well and it looks just wonderful on. Congrats, chica.

  19. Monica

    Beautiful both short and longer version.

  20. KJ Hill

    Absolutely stunning. Nice job!

  21. Gwendolyn Terrell

    Nicely done Anita! Appreciate the inside views.

  22. Lesley Phelps

    You have out done yourself again, Miss Anita! I love both lengths…Thank you for all you do. You have touched so many in such positive and inspiring ways. Absolutely love what you do.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you, Lesley! I really appreciate your words.

  23. Mary Ann Ante-Amburgey

    I love your DVF wrap dress! I love the floral fabric you chose. Double brushed knit never looked so good!!! You look very sophisticated in it. I have always been a DVF fan and have sewn some before as I have an original pattern. Your dress has inspired me to sew this pattern again. (By the way the shorter length looks great on Faith. ) My fabric has been prewashed and I am ready to start.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much, Mary Ann! What a treasure to have the original pattern. Have a blast sewing your new DVF wrap dress. Yaaayyy!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  24. De

    This is definitely you – a classic. fit and flare, maxi wrap. I totally agree this pattern is timeless and should not be retired. I hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day dinner looking glamorous as ever. Best to you.

  25. Lynette P

    P.S. – thanks for sharing Faith’s choice as well. It was good to see shorter length in same fabric

  26. Lynette P

    Absolute perfection!!!

    Alethia H. mentioned last night that you posted your dress on IG. I could not wait to see your blog post. I may need to get back on IG ๐Ÿ˜Š.

    However, she was right, the print, the cuffs, the button detail, the collar, everything is hitting on this DVF beauty.

    I will definitely get this pattern.

    Thanks so much as always for sharing your beautiful makes

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you, Lynette! Yes, it’s a pattern worth having in your collection.

  27. Adrienne

    Absolutely GORGEOUS Anita!! Love both the long and short look by Faith St. Jules.

  28. Susan Paolantonio

    Anita is so inspirational as well as clear, concise and informative. She makes it easy to follow along.

  29. Linda Hendrickson

    Love this dress. I think I will give it a try.

  30. Alice Essex

    OMG, DVF wrap dress is classic, and iconic!! Itโ€™s stunning on you and the short version also. Glad for the rerelease. I am looking forward to making this dress again. Lol when I originally made it , it was a red crepe double knit. ( memories)

    1. Anita Morris

      Yaaayyy! Alice, I’m so happy to have this pattern in my collection now. Have fun making your dress.

  31. Andrea

    Dear Anita, I was totally amazed by your dress and you look so Iovely. I immediately looked for the material, but joann does not deliver to Germany.Do you think it would be possible that I could get this material through you if I transferred the money to you first? I live in Germany. I’m really looking forward to your message. Kind regards, Andrea

  32. Rochelle

    Thank you for your creative genius. I always loved Vintage vogue and classic wrap by Duane Von Furstenberg always in style.

  33. Florence

    Stunning, as always, Ms. Anita! May God continue to bless you and all that you do๐Ÿค—

  34. Nikki

    Gorgeous dress, as usual! You and Faith both did an amazing job! I have this pattern and have some silk I wanted to use, but not sure if this would be the right pattern as the silk has no stretch. I do love a good DBP so maybe I’ll start with that fabric. Thank you for sharing all the details! I always feel like it gives me a leg up when I go to make the same pattern.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you, Nikki! I’m so glad you appreciate the details because I love sharing them. Have fun making your DVF wrap dress.

  35. Libby

    I am so glad to see this DVF pattern being re-released. I made this dress in the 70’s and it was my absolute favorite. I’ve retired and recently returned to sewing, and searching for this very pattern! Your dress is lovely, and I’m so glad you showed the shorter version made by Faith St. Jules. You ladies are certainly an inspiration and encouragement! I’m ordering the pattern today! Thank you!!

    1. Anita Morris

      You are so welcome, Libby! I’m so glad you’ve ordered your pattern. Have fun making your dress.

  36. Yvette

    This dress looks fabulous on you Anita! Will you be doing a sew along for this pattern? The print on this fabric is gorgeous!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Yvette! I will not be doing a sew along. I forgot to mention that Mimi G did a sew along on her YouTube channel. Let me go update the post to include that information. Thank you for asking.