Monday, February 7, 2011

DKNY Dress...Vogue1179

Check this out, I am so speechless, this is a an easy, simple and lovely pattern, most importantly I love my fabric color........................

 

Neck close-up 
interfaced hemline

Fabric: Matte Jersey from fabricland

Pattern Description: Very loose-fitting, pullover dress, above mid-knee length, has pleated front, cowl collar and wide stitched hem.

Pattern Sizing: E5(14-16-18-20-22); I cut  size 14 and graded to 16 from waist down.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing 
with it?: Yes
 
Were the instructions easy to follow: Very easy, the pattern called for clear elastic on the sleeve and the arm -hole , but I interfaced instead and really like the look .
 
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Made few, they are: 
Lowered the armhole by 0.5" because I read on PR that the AH is a bit tight
I lengthened the hem by 1"
Reduced the hem width to 3" instead of 41/4 the pattern says
I interfaced the hem line  and
Used 1/4" steam-a-seam to finish the neckline and the hem for a neat finish .
 
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Very easy and flattering design, nothing to dislike.
 
Would you recommend it to others?Yes great for beginners and flatters every shape, it's a definitely keeper......
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18 comments:

  1. You're right...it's a superb colour on you, and the dress just looks gorgeous on you.

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  2. You look soooo good aunty!!! I wantttttttttttt :D

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  3. What a beautiful colour on you . I love the style and so nice for Spring/ Summer . Did you use stretch interfacing ? or just the regular stuff? I've never interfaced a knit hem line yet .

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  4. @9jaFOODIE...Don't worry I can make you one when you come down to the base..Just got a call from greyhound now....Thanks sis

    @Lisa, I usually use a one-way stretch interface for my knit hemming and they stay nicely and make the hem a bit sturdy

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  5. Whoo-hoo! You look fantabulous!!! I think I made up that word! I love the yellow on you! Spring time is on its way!

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  6. Ooooooo, I love it. The dress is really cute on you & I love the color!

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  7. Good idea to interface the hem. I'll remember that next time I make a dress out of that kind of fabric. Really looks cute on you!

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  8. that is very pretty.. love the color and it looks good on you.

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  9. I bought this pattern recently. Thanks for the tip about interfacing the hemline. It looks very nice on you.

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  10. Really nice, and that color is wonderful on you.

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  11. What a gorgeous dress. That color is really pretty. You took pictures in the cold? Oh, you have my bow. :)

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  12. Beautiful! I love that pattern! I wore mine OUT lol.

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  13. That yellow dress is stunning! I love yellow. LOVE.

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  14. Love that yellow on you, too cute!! I'm like Adrienne, I wore mine out too!! Great pattern isn't it??!!

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  15. I love it! You are really working the color!

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  16. Very cute and it fit well. I like this dress also. I might consider this one.

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  17. That's a beautiful color on you!

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  18. I ran across your blog when doing a search for interfacing a hem. I love the hot yellow colour. Then I looked in the background to see SNOW!!! Lovely, lovely snow! It was so refreshing to see, especially since we are experiencing 8+ days of a horrible heat wave. I will keep this dress in mind for my daughter.

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