HOW TO: Episode 1 - Wiggle dress
What an incredible first episode! All contestants are fantastic and it has really got us 'buzzing'
for our first ever episode too. From Wiggle dresses to Denim transformations, the creativity this year is fantastic. We are super excited about what we have lined up for you this Friday, including a fantastic schedule of dressmaking basics, denim hacks and wiggle dress patterns, but until then here's a little inspo to keep you going!
What is a Wiggle Dress?
A Wiggle dress, also know as a sheath dress, is a structured tight dress that is narrow at the hips to create a beautiful curve. This dress is as the name suggests and causes the wearer to ‘wiggle’ their hips as they walk! Similar to the Pencil Skirt, a Wiggle Dress certainly inspires the modern Bodycon dress and is hugely popular with women of all ages.
Perfect for women with curves, the wiggle dress cinches and contours to the body creating a flattering and beautiful finish. The Wiggle dress also creates curves for those with less shape! A perfect allrounder.
The History of the Wiggle Dress
Likely found in 1910, but made popular in the 1950s, the Wiggle dress was the go to shape that never went out of fashion. Accessories transform this dress from vintage to modern, whether you are in to a bold red lip or barely-there heels, this dress is a staple for every wardrobe.
At its peak of fashion, the Wiggle dress was found on every A-List celebrity, from Marilyn Monroe to Dita Von Teese, Grace Kelly to Joan Collins and can even be found on todays celebs such as Taylor Swift, Scarlett Johansson and even Adele!
Wiggle Dress top tips
- Not too tight! And not too loose!
- Experiment with materials, a slight stretch and heavier material
- Create structure with added belt
- Comfortable go-to heels are a must for this classic dress
- Accessorise with simplicity
Get Inspiration with our Wiggle Dress Moodboard
on Pinterest! Share your favourites!
What do you need to make a wiggle dress?
To find out how to make a Wiggle dress, tune in on Friday 15th February 2019 at 11am
for our live demo with Charlotte Newland! Want to learn more about dress making? Tune in from 8am on Friday for the top tools, materials, mannequins, dress making top tips, new sewing machines and much more!
Have you made a Wiggle Dress? Share your Wiggle dress makes on Facebook
and tag @sewingquarter
We will be revealing our Wiggle Dress hacks LIVE
on Facebook on Friday 15th February at 1.30pm
Find out more with our friends at Simply Sewing
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