I realize this DKNY dress has made the rounds of the sewing world, but now it's my turn!
I needed something new to wear to the Haute Couture Club of Chicago's annual fashion show and RTW just would not do. And I also wanted to use fabric from fellow attendee Ann's fabric business, Gorgeous Fabrics. But, I was also running short of time--what to do?
That's when I remembered a piece of black and cream jersey I'd bought from Ann several years ago that's been aging in the stash. Then I started sorting through my patterns for knitwear, and this one looked perfect.
The pattern pieces are really odd and construction is different. Making it was a little like putting a puzzle together. But it went together beautifully! I was able to get the dress about 95% done on a Sunday afternoon, followed by hemming on the night before I left for Chicago!
Here is the finished dress:
I really enjoyed wearing it at the show. This is a great "go to" dress for many occasions so I'll be making this pattern again!