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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 2867 (donna karan skirt)

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Posted on:12/21/05 7:01 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 8 people   
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Judy Wentz said... (12/25/05 7:52 PM) Reply
I completed a skirt today. The fit is nice, but I am not sure about the cutting layout. I have sewn for over 50 years and I could not be sure of what to do. Think it might be very confusing for a less experienced person. Also, it is quite short, as has been noted previously. I am still wondering if I like it. Will let you know.
MaryBeth said... (12/22/05 10:40 PM) Reply
Exciting review, Irina. This looks lovely on you.
Lee Ann Hawkins said... (12/22/05 10:17 PM) Reply
thanks for reviewing this! Between you and jlg I'm convinced to try it.
xela said... (12/22/05 1:55 PM) Reply
A beauty. I'll have to make this very soon.Thanks for the great review. I'll have to check out jlg. Merry Christmas.
milwaukee_kelly said... (12/22/05 10:55 AM) Reply
Irina the whole outfit is great. I looked at this pattern, but the top that comes with it threw me off. I can't wait to see the long version.
Harriet Rogers said... (12/22/05 9:55 AM) Reply
This looks wonderful on you: I hope you'll post the longer skirt when it's finished: sounds like you've got a real long-time winner here.
AnneM said... (12/22/05 6:55 AM) Reply
Lovely skirt! I have some stretch velvet that would probably work with this style.
jlg said... (12/22/05 5:53 AM) Reply
Irina, sometimes I think that it's a shame that you and I don't live close enough to each other to just share patterns since we seem to like the same things. The skirt looks lovely on you.
SuzanM said... (12/22/05 5:06 AM) Reply
Wonderful skirt! Now I must go buy this pattern. Thanks for the great review.
Ceri590 said... (12/22/05 4:42 AM) Reply
Your whole outfit looks really tailored. Great job!
Patti B said... (12/22/05 0:23 AM) Reply
Ooooh, I have some of that wonderful fabric too and it's destined for a skirt as well. Love the swing to this skirt.
KarmenG said... (12/21/05 9:44 PM) Reply
OK Irina! You've inspired me!! I have a piece of nice black knit I bought in LA so now I know what pattern I'll try. Your skirt looks really nice on you - be sure to post a photo of the longer version.
Lori Sews said... (12/21/05 7:58 PM) Reply
Gorgeous skirt, gorgeous outfit.
Lisette said... (12/21/05 7:25 PM) Reply
I would love to make up an elastic waist skirt with a smooth finish. I'm going to have to try this pattern. Yours looks great, thanks for the review.
drsue said... (12/21/05 7:10 PM) Reply
This is a great style on you! I'm sure you'll make this up quite a bit.
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