Saturday, September 13, 2014

Vogue DKNY Dress



I made yet another new dress.  This one has been patiently waiting for a year since I bought the fabric and pattern.  You may recognise the fabric!  After my failed dress which incidentally never got worn, and has since been shortened to a tee, I bought another length of the same fabric and with this dress in mind.  I am glad I finally got there because I really like this dress in this fabric.

The fabric is a stable rayon spandex with the feel of cotton.  The pattern I chose is yet another Vogue, Vogue 1194, a DKNY pattern.  I am quite partial to DKNY patterns.  This one is out of print now unfortunately.



I cut the dress to size 10 as per usual but feel I could have gone down to an 8.  It is a little more relaxed than the photo on the cover but still comfortable to wear.  The only change I made to the dress was to raise the V neck by 2.5cm as in it's original form it was not at all work friendly.



I hemmed both the sleeves and the skirt with my coverstitch machine because I am determined to come to grips with using it.  Now that I have a brand new sewing space, I have no such excuse as 'no place to use it'!



I would definitely make this again and may even do so in merino for next winter.

16 comments:

  1. Great dress. The style and colors of the fabric look wonderful on you . I am definitely going to check my pattern stash to see if I have this pattern.

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    1. I really like the twisted belt in this pattern, it is a little different.

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  2. Great match of pattern and fabric. Your dress is so nice!

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  3. What a great dress - really nice details, but still comfortable and work friendly. I think it would be pretty awesome made up in merino too.

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    1. It is a winner every way you look at it! It is official, The Fabric Store is opening this month and I could be dangerous!

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  4. Lovely. I am kicking myself for not having this pattern, it looks gorgeous on you.

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    1. Thank You! The pattern may still be available in out of print.

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  5. Hi Andrea, I love this dress beautiful and the color is perfect. Wanted to know if podrias spend the mold or if I can find some online site. A hug from Buenos Aires, Roxy

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  6. I have this pattern! And I SO need to make it - but I'm moving on to spring/summer sewing now. Definitely for next winter - yours is so very beautiful. And the fit is divine.

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    1. Thank you! You could still use this pattern for spring or summer, just shorten or remove the sleeves.

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  7. Great dress and yes, make it in merino. The drape will be beautiful.

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    1. I must remember to do that in autumn but knowing me, I will have moved on by then!

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