Saturday, May 12, 2012

Vogue 1250

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!

10 comments:

RhondaBuss said...

Love the fabric choice. So sorry that I didn't get to spend a little time with you. Please come back next year!!

Gorgeous Things said...

That dress looked fabulous on you!!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I agree with Ann, you looked amazing in this and I didn't realize you used fabric from Ann. It was fun to share the event with you and thanks for the link to the silk!

gwensews said...

That print worked out beautifully for the pattern. That doesn't always happen. Very nice.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Beautiful dress!

Irene said...

Lovely fabric for a wonderful dress!

Linda said...

The fabric was perfect for the dress.

Bonnie D. said...

Great version of this popular dress. I bet you looked terrific! That was a fun idea to use one of Ann's fabrics.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I love the print on that! Tres chic!

Samatha said...

Good luck on your endeavor in creating many dresses out of this pattern. I hope you won’t forget to share with us your new creations.
-Samatha@Men Suits