Sunday, 5 October 2008

DKNY Vogue 1027

The dress version of Vogue 1027 turned out quite well.

I did have to unpick the waistband once, as the bodice, rather loose in the cotton lycra I used for my practice run, was rather tight in this cotton/rayon knit. I find this difficulty in relying on toiles in knits a little annoying, but the speed of sewing these garments makes up for a little unpicking.
The fabric is from textilestudio.
It is the first time I have bought fabric from this particular internet shop, and although the fabric has a lovely hand and appears to be of high quality, I was a little disappointed when it arrived. I was also a bit disappointed with the slightly snarky email I received when I asked for an approximate quote on postage, I guess I am getting spoilt with the wonderful service from other internet sellers.
On my monitor, this print reads as quite purple, and I see that it looks that way in the photo of the dress too, but in real life this fabric reads mustard to me, hence my disappointment. It took me a while to get around to making it up, but adding purple swimwear fabric (matt side up) to finish the neckline and cap sleeves seems to have improved the fabric considerably.
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MareeAlison said...

I really like how your Vogue dress looks on. I've been watching the really great reviews on PR for this dress and trying to decide if it'd suit me. I've still got a bit of weight to lose yet perhaps. Also I've been waiting for Vogue to come on sale for ages so I can pick up the pattern. Great job I think it's very flattering.

katherine h said...

I haven't been looking at blogs lately...look what I've been missing out on. You look fabulous in this dress.