Friday, May 30, 2014

Donna Karan Vogue 1250 Gift Dress



This is the Donna Karan Vogue 1250 I made for my friend. I'd had this fabric for a while but knew it was never for me. It's pretty accurate in the colour on my screen. I remember it was a remnant fabric at Spotlight years ago and I figure I wouldn't have paid too much for it because I probably thought I would make a costume or something from it. When I was doing my stash stocktake (of which this fabric wasn't counted) I saw it and knew it was for my friend. It is so her!

Sorry these are really bad photos she just sent me from her phone that was new to her and so they are blurry but they are in the process of moving so the best we will get for a while. When I made her dress I adjusted the cowl to be longer and more curved; the draft for this is a very square and I felt it wouldn't  sit well so I changed it. I did the same for the sausage dress. I don't think this photo needs to be increased in size!

When I made Maree's dress, I realised that I had made this version about 2 sizes smaller... not that I think it would look much better but I did cut it small. Didn't give this one away however, as I really love the fabric and I'm working on getting me to fit into in - in a way that I would wear it in public!
I've been busy around here doing job applications, doing some small computer courses and clearing my house of stuff I don't want or need. I also got some labels and made an Ottobre t-shirt but that's for next post. 


4 comments:

  1. Love the dress you made for your friend. Very nice fabric. It's funny how some fabric speaks to one person but not another. The second dress has great fabric too. Since it is a block fabric have you thought about running one of the colours as side panels to give it more room?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I love the fabric for the second dress but the way the DKNY dress is constructed doesn't allow and adjustments. I can't think of how to add to it. I'll just have to make another till I fit. It's a great pattern and very easy.

      Delete
  2. What a nice job and special treat for your friend! This pattern yields such nice results, and I love how simple it is.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. She loves it and it is so her style. It is a fantastic pattern... love the cleverness of the draft.

      Delete

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I love hearing what you think.