I'm finding this very similar to the Donna Karan dress in that you just have to mark everything carefully and have blind faith in the instructions. The only changes I have made so far are;
Neckline adjustment a la Jacqui
The pink lines below show the adjustment you need to make, basically move the large dot on the centre front line up towards the neckline.
Omitted the centre back zip
Unless you have an extremely stable knit or a very elaborate hairstyle, I can't see any reason to add a centre back zip, especially as the front is a low v neck so save yourself the trouble.
Still to do are the waist facing which I still haven't figured the point of yet, sleeves, hem and to tidy up the drape and close any remaining gaps there. But it is really looking like a dress now and I feel like I am on the home strait!
This is looking good already. And the print is working out just fine too, I think. Can't wait to see the finished article!ReplyDelete
Looking lovely! You always use such nice fabrics.ReplyDelete
It is looking really good in the print. Quite sexy :)ReplyDelete
Very pretty dress and I agree with the others, wonderful print.ReplyDelete
Very cool - you did that complex pattern justice.ReplyDelete
Oh wow... it looks really good! What do you use to mark on jersey knit fabrics? I have a hard time finding something that will mark easily without misshaping or stretching the pieces.ReplyDelete
Wow! This fabric looks amazing made up. This is going to be one gorgeous dress.ReplyDelete
Looks great, I am wild for black and white prints.ReplyDelete
by the way - last night I started Vogue 1117, another Michael Kors, I first saw your version on PR last year and really liked it.
I know you were originally concerned with the fabric having a pattern, but I think it is AMAZING looking so far.ReplyDelete
This dress looks spectacular! Choosing such a beautiful print was a great choice!ReplyDelete
I love the print, love the pattern. Sometimes I think I shouldn't look at other bloggers work - they keep giving me great ideas.ReplyDelete
Oh your dress is fantastic in a print! Stunning. You always make the most gorgeous dresses. I love looking at your blog and have been perusing it quite a bit lately for Hong Kong fabric shopping tips as I'll be there in a few days - Sham Shui Po will definitely be getting a visit!ReplyDelete
wow wow wow! that is going to look fantastic on! the crossover really emphasises the waist area (in a nice way). I love it all!ReplyDelete
This dres sis coming along so nicely. It looks so far and the print works well with the pattern.ReplyDelete
Wow! I love it in the print! I can't figure out the reason for the waist facing either. Am curious to see if you end up leaving it off. I plan to make this out of wool jersey so I may want to use it out of a smooth poly jersey so my waist doesn't feel scratchy, but it doesn't seem to serve any purpose other than aesthetic.ReplyDelete
This is so perfect. I just adore this dress in this print. How fabulous.ReplyDelete
The print looks fabulous in this style. It looks like a flattering design.ReplyDelete
Hello, I am Brazilian and I am starting to sew now, here we do not have standards ready as you then have to build our own. I read your blog every day and I think its wonderful pieces. Absolutely loved your dress is beautiful and the print is perfect. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Eilane - Brazil
Olá, sou brasileira e estou começando a costurar agora, aqui não temos padrões prontos como vocês, então temos que construir os nossos próprios. Leio seu blog todos os dias e acho suas peças maravilhosas. Absolutamente amei seu vestido, é muito bonito e a estampa é perfeita. Parabéns.
Eilane - Brasil
Oh yeah this print is definitely working for this dress! You are looking good and the dress is beautiful!ReplyDelete