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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Vogue 1287 DKNY Dress - Second Time Around


I've made this dress before and when I went back to check if I'd written anything helpful the first time (no!) I saw my closing sentence was "I think I like it enough to try it in a plain solid fabric rather than a crazy print".

Well of course that didn't happen and in fact I have used a very similar print although in neutral colours.  This fabric was quite lightweight so I added a lining in the skirt.  This was just a simple rectangle which I stitched into the skirt after basting all the pleats and finishing the pockets, after that I just treated them as one layer and followed the instructions for attaching the waistband and bodice.




As I did with version 1, I inserted the elastic in the whole waistband, not just the back which helps support the skirt front better, especially with my double layered skirt.

I went to Chiang Mai in Thailand for Easter which was lovely and I made sure to pack this dress so I could get some photos of me wearing it there.  The weather in Hong Kong has been so miserable lately that although I have been sewing a lot, taking photos where you can see anything has been difficult.

That said while I have been sitting here typing this on Saturday afternoon the sun has come out (Mari - I hope you are still in Hong Kong!) so I'd better get on with taking some more photos for future posts while I can!





26 comments:

coco said...

How fortunate to be able to see Chiang Mai! Your dress is beautiful, the print works very well.

Karin said...

This is such a flattering silhouette on you. And I like it in the wild print, so why not two wild prints?

The weather is lousy in London as well. It seems like the Earth has tilted on it's axis and spring will never come!

Dilliander said...

What a gorgeous dress, it looks lovely on you.

Merche Martinez said...

Both versions are amazing. This kind of drapey dress looks amazing on you. Solid colour next time? ;)

theperfectnose said...

Wowza-very alluring and nicely done with all those little gathered pleats everywhere. I imagine you in a chignon (?) a'la Bardot, with those sunnies on and riding a convertible while wearing little leather driving gloves. Ooh lala.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Of course you chose the perfect print for this wonderful dress! Beautiful!

themateriallady said...

You have just reminded me that I loved this dress too. I must dig out the pattern and make another (probably not plain either!)

Faye Lewis said...

Nothing like a pattern that you want to sew again. Your dress is beautiful!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

I think this is such a chic and sophisticated shape, the dress looks great on you and who doesn't like to use a pattern again. I wish I had put the elastic all around as well plus making one size smaller.

Mrs. Mak said...

Lovely dress! Looks great on you!

katya said...

I love this dress! You look gorgeous!:)

meli88a said...

That print is great and perfect for the dress. What a great Easter outfit!

asisewit said...

Amazing dress! The print is perfect for it. ~Teri

Vicki said...

It is a gorgeous dress on you. Perhaps one more? In a plain :)

Stephanie said...

I LOVE that pattern and your versions are gorgeous. Very flattering. Too funny about the wild prints - I think they're fabulous.

Sewing With a Plan said...

What a beautiful dress. You look great in it.

toy said...

Very pretty, I love the background of the photo and I'm happy you had a great Easter, hope the weather get better out there

Jean said...

Another gorgeous dress. I love this print!

Mari Cruz said...

You look great with that dress. Last saturday was my last day in Hong Kong and wecould enjoy Victoria Peak's. Weather wasn't good but we had a very good time in your city.

Diana said...

Looks wonderful on you, as everything you make does! Love the print.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

This dress is so lovely, and very flattering on you.

Gail said...

Gorgeous dress. Chang Mai seems so much more developed than when I visited in 1980!

Emily said...

Oh this is lovely. Stop tempting me with scrummy makes from available patterns lol.

Beth said...

The dress is beautiful!! I love the print. It has me thinking that I should really make that pattern.

velosewer said...

I love how you've paired this fabric with this style. Very stylish.

K.Line said...

This is beautiful. I'm getting ready to make this and I'm a bit concerned. But I love the look of it...