Pattern with more than 5 reviews!
|Vogue Patterns: 1351 (Misses Dress) - Type:Dresses |
|Viewed 449 times
||4 more reviews|
Review rated Very Helpful
by 2 people
|About sunnysewer |
|Member since: 8/3/09 |
|Reviews written: 79|
|Favored by: 51 people|
|patterns reviewed: 76|
|Posted on:||7/11/13 2:12 PM |
|Last Updated:||7/11/13 5:11 PM|
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|See other patterns in this category: Dresses |
|Available for sale on PR: $25.60 (See envelope) |
|Related Links |
|Click on to add a link|
|Pattern Description: DKNY designer pattern: lined pullover dress has draped front neckline, close fitting bias front bodice and skirt and invisible side zipper. I will add it is a sleevless dress.|
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 22 I cut out a 12 for the bodice and 12 at waist grading to 14 for the hip.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, Better!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes very easy instructions and their construction of the top was very much to my liking.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love this pattern !! Starting from the top, the armholes are gracefully cut, not too far out on the shoulder as is often the case. This proves my theory that dress patterns designed to be sleevless look better than the sleeveless option on many dress patterns with multi-choice options. But I digress...
The drape neck is fabulous and achieves its shape and staying in place power because it has a darted lining that meets up with the inside of the drape neck and allows the outside of the dress to lay correctly. I think these DKNY patterns are very good, the linings are cleverly used to achieve the outside drape.
The waist and hip of the dress fit beautifully, because it is cut on the bias (and I did so even though I was using a knit) allows it to hang and float over the body. This is meant to be ever so loose fitting and skim the body allowing the bias to do its thing.
Fabric Used: rayon blend knit that I had my doubts about but it turned out to be a perfect lucky choice from my stash for this pattern.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I skipped the zipper although I could see that in a woven such as silk charmeuse it would be necessary. I did shorten the dress about 1/2" at the shoulder seam. Also took out about a 1/2" wedge at the center back tapering to zero at the side for a swayback adjustment which brought the back waist seam to the proper horizontal and it looked a lot better.
When I make this again I will both shorten at the shoulder seam and possibly raise the underarm by about 1/4 inch. that is my only quibble, if I had not taken up at the shoulders the neckline would have been fine but the armholes would have been noticeably too low. Although I am kind of short compared to the standard so this is a frequent change for me.
I did leave out the side seam zipper, on a knit it is not necessary although there is top stitching around the waist and you do need to be careful when you pull it over your shoulders so as not to pop the stitching.
Sizing, I cut my usual size in Vogue patterns (size 12 top grading to size 14 at hip) and it fit perfectly. I would NOT recommend going down a size even if you use a knit, this pattern doesn't have the excessive ease that others find bothersome in a big 4 pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Highly recommend! quite easy for a Vogue pattern. Very easy to alter as well if you need to adjust, say at the hip. Keep it loose and skimming over the figure and it will be super flattering to a variety of figure types.
Conclusion: Crazy for this pattern, so easy and so nice to wear. I can't wait to make it again. Nice that it can be made in knit or woven, it would be so gorgeous in silk charmeuse.
Blog post here with with photos.
|Buy this pattern for $25.60 List Price: |$32.00 Add to Bag
<< Previous Next >>
Login to Add a Comment