Monday, July 18, 2016

Farewell DKNY


While I am still very disappointed to know that there will be no new Donna Karan designs released by Vogue Patterns, it did motivate me to dig through my pattern stash to find one to stitch up.


So now I can present my very first machine sewn knit fabric project!  It was a long time coming, and I feel like a complete beginner working with a super stretchy textile, but it also feels really great to get past that first hurdle.


And I am very pleased with how this turned out.


Without a serger, the insides do not look like a traditional ready-to-wear garment, but neither do any of my other hand made garments.


As for the pattern - I love it!  There is definitely a reason that this was such a popular pattern when it was released in 2008.  This dress is so easy to wear!


And I just may have to make myself another version if I come across a suitable fabric.


Uh-oh.  Now I am going to have to explore the knit section of the fabric store . . . more fabric choices is the last thing I need!



Dress:  Made by me, Vogue 1027
Shoes:  Banana Republic
Necklace:  Judith Jack

10 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! I find sewing knits totally addictive to the point where wovens now make me nervous.

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  2. perfect version of that fantastic pattern.

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  3. Love it! You wear knits well :)

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  4. This is one of my favorite patterns. I just made two versions last week. Love the polka dots on yours!

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  5. This is one of my favorite patterns. I just made two versions last week. Love the polka dots on yours!

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  6. I am unduly happy because I have a very similar dress out of probably the same fabric. I love yours too.

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  7. I love this dress. I wear knits so that's what I mostly sew; and agree with the commenter above. It's addictive and now it's easier than wovens! Great dress.

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  8. Love the polka-dot print as it gives a vintage vibe to this dress. It looks like a great run around dress. Nice job!

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  9. I had no doubt you would make a beautiful dress out of a knit.

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