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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 2942 (Donna Karan Dress)

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Reviewed by:Erica B.

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Posted on:3/22/07 10:30 PM
Last Updated:3/22/07 10:32 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 23 people   
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storres56 said... (5/1/10 4:51 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress. I love your modifications.
Tishlishl said... (2/3/10 2:48 PM) Reply
You absolutely do great work! I have this pattern also and have hesitated thinking it would make me look like I was wearing maternity--you added the ribbon for definition!!! Great idea. Wonderful construction, again!
thegreatzaza said... (10/29/09 10:32 AM) Reply
Beautiful job on this dress, and thanks so much for the comment on the length. I would have been very unhappy if I'd have sewn this with the length as is. Your photos are high quality and very helpful. Thanks!
AuntieShel said... (3/18/08 8:20 AM) Reply
Erica, I thought I remembered that someone had reviewed this dress and went searching for the review--there was your beautiful dress. Your review was so helpful, the dress looks difficult to me, but you have convinced me that I could do it. Fabulous as always!! Thank you!
Mahler said... (10/25/07 10:30 PM) Reply
Erica, This is simply magnificient ! You look so great and your dress is to dream for ! congratulations !
Nancy K said... (9/15/07 9:08 AM) Reply
Just beautiful and your photos are always great and informative.
Squeezylemon said... (8/31/07 6:34 PM) Reply
I agree with everyone above Erica - you are like a model for Vogue, and I just love every single outfit you make! Would you consider giving classes in how to be so stylish??!!
cnp71203 said... (4/8/07 1:32 AM) Reply
Wow, that looks fantastic on you!
kim*brown said... (3/27/07 6:39 PM) Reply
Erica your dress turned out extremely sophisticated. I love it. I'm envisioning a sheer ribbon as well, the name of the fabric I'd use is on the tip of my tongue....I love how well it fits you! This would be a perfect dress for a summer wedding.
AnneM said... (3/27/07 5:29 AM) Reply
Your ribbon addition really adds to this dress (and I'm someone who usually isn't a ribbon fan). You did a great job on this dress. And you must have a great wardrobe!
madhatter said... (3/26/07 6:24 AM) Reply
awesome! the dress is great, and you really can wear that in style!
Penny0903 said... (3/25/07 10:42 AM) Reply
Are the pleat edges finished? I have the pattern and can't tell if top edges of pleats are finished, doesn't appear that way. My email [email protected] Thank you
Boo97 said... (3/24/07 8:31 PM) Reply
Erica, I ALWAYS look forward to your reviews.
Marji said... (3/24/07 5:31 PM) Reply
looks great! This one is on my cutting table right now, love your notes, they will come in helpful. I too want to be at your photo-shoots ;)
Heatherrique said... (3/24/07 1:08 AM) Reply
Alluring, feminine, trendy all in one! Beautiful job, Erica!
Charlene McGill said... (3/24/07 1:05 AM) Reply
As always, excellent work. I agree with everything Karen8320 said previously. Looking forward to your next project. Happy Sewing!
Chris Kelly said... (3/23/07 11:16 PM) Reply
Em's Summer said... (3/23/07 9:36 PM) Reply
I love Donna Karan designs and I love your dress! You did a really great job!
TERRI said... (3/23/07 6:24 PM) Reply
when I grow up want to be just like go girl awsome i get excited as soon as i see your name ...i know it is a winner
xela said... (3/23/07 4:29 PM) Reply
Beautiful--you and the dress. Great review.
Janice C. said... (3/23/07 1:24 PM) Reply
You will enjoy wearing such a fabulous dress.
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said... (3/23/07 1:07 PM) Reply
Lovely. Absolutely beautiful.
KarenP said... (3/23/07 1:01 PM) Reply
Fabulous! It looks like a very expensive designer dress.
nicegirl said... (3/23/07 11:52 AM) Reply
Gorgeous! Very couture!
ryan's mom said... (3/23/07 11:45 AM) Reply
Woo Hoo EricaB! Terrific dress!!!
Soliel said... (3/23/07 11:41 AM) Reply
Looks very designer and suits you well. Wow, how elegant!
Jane S said... (3/23/07 10:56 AM) Reply
Wow, your result is so much nicer than the pattern picture. What a great sense of style and design in all your garments. Thanks for sharing them with us.
ribbit2jen said... (3/23/07 10:40 AM) Reply
Awesome dress, I always love the things you sew!
greenmommie said... (3/23/07 10:39 AM) Reply
amazing! The things you tackle amaze me. It's just beatufiul!
ConnieBJ said... (3/23/07 10:34 AM) Reply
Oh my gosh - Erica - that is THE most fabulous dress! I definitely love everything that you review - and I enjoy reading your blog too. Simply gorgeous.
CarolynGM said... (3/23/07 9:08 AM) Reply
I think this dress was designed especially for you.
Kay Y said... (3/23/07 9:01 AM) Reply
Wow - what a winner! Fabulous execution, looks great on you.
Levone said... (3/23/07 8:46 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress! It looks great on you.
lindrix said... (3/23/07 8:06 AM) Reply
Erica this is a stunner! Very chic look and beautiful work. I too always enjoy your pictures.
MissCelie said... (3/23/07 7:48 AM) Reply
At first I just wanted to sew like you, now, I want to be 5'9 also! The dress is fabulous.
Tany said... (3/23/07 5:44 AM) Reply
LOVE IT!! Five stars out of five!!!
Marita Kinnula said... (3/23/07 2:02 AM) Reply
WOWZAAAA!!! Love it, you look to good to be true, congrats, love the surroundings of the shoot too. Marita
Vonnevo said... (3/23/07 1:31 AM) Reply
Love the dress, style, photo ! Heck, everything is fabulous Erica :)))
Karen8320 said... (3/23/07 1:23 AM) Reply
Erica, you truly are a very inspirational sewer. You make everything so individualized and special, with your own designer touch. I love seeing everything you sew. This is another gorgeous creation and, of course, you look stunning too!
Christina Sonja said... (3/23/07 0:56 AM) Reply
Thanks for the review. You look amazing in this dress! Nice fabric, too.
BeckyC said... (3/23/07 0:10 AM) Reply
Your dress is absolutely stunning on you! Another wonderful garment that you've shared with us. Thank you!
moushka said... (3/22/07 11:49 PM) Reply
Erica, I always feel like I'm on a fashion shoot for Vogue when I see your fabulous garments and photos. You always look beautiful! Thank you for a great review. Are you going to make the jacket? The dress is stunning :-) Sue
Stacy Sews said... (3/22/07 11:39 PM) Reply
I love this dress on you!!!! It looks fantastic.
sewbehind said... (3/22/07 11:35 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress as always. You do nice work and wear your outfits with panache.
Sew4Fun said... (3/22/07 11:09 PM) Reply
Stunning!!! The sash is the perfect finishing touch to pull in the waist and give the dress shape. Maybe we should organise to have a PR photo shoot at Erica's house. LOL!
carolynw said... (3/22/07 11:08 PM) Reply
Oh my gosh Erica - this is absolutely gorgeous. How you keep doing this is amazing - you truly are gifted!!
Frogstitcher said... (3/22/07 11:02 PM) Reply
Absolutely stunning. I never would have guessed that this was a knit.
Lori V said... (3/22/07 10:56 PM) Reply
I commented on your blog, but this dress deserves seveal comments. Awesome, you do incredible work. I would love to be at a photo shoot, too. Fun to watch plus get to see all you creations first hand!
jnamcd said... (3/22/07 10:50 PM) Reply
I agree with Debbie --awesome photos! This dress looks great on you!!
RobynB said... (3/22/07 10:40 PM) Reply
That is a fabulous dress. It looks perfect on you. And I love your ribbon sash. Actually I just love everything about it. :)
Debbie Cook said... (3/22/07 10:35 PM) Reply
Beautiful! You know, I would love to see your photo sessions ... I have visions of you running back and forth into the house for a change of clothes, shoes piled up ready for the next outfit, and your DH waiting patiently at the end of the driveway. LOL! Your photos are always fantastic!
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