Vogue's DKNY range consistently offers up wonderful knit dress patterns doesn't it? Easy to make, easy to wear and flattering on lots of body types.
I'm eagerly awaiting the new Vogue patterns which seem to come out soon. Mid July it appears. They are previewing a couple of nice dresses in the magazine lookbook on their site. The cover dress and the grey marle dress are wonderful.
This pattern is a classic - I think it came out in 2008 but it is still perfect. Vogue 1027. I've loved just about every version I've seen.
The fabric is an animal print rayon jersey from Emma One Sock.
The original didn't have sleeves but I've added the sleeves from another pattern (Vogue DKNY 1194). I also left off the pockets and doubled over and sewed together the belt rather than hemming it.
And I'm hoping to make a jacket to go with it (if it doesn't look weird). Vogue 2607. I didn't realise I'd had this pattern so long - 2001! But it hasn't dated and it must still be selling as it is on the McCalls website. I quite like the collar and the fact that it does up with coat hooks and eyes.
The fabric, assuming the muslin doesn't look horrific, is an unusual putty cotton - metal which I got as a $10 remnant at Potters Textiles Outlet shop. Actually it looks more like a lump of putty in this photo than fabric. It is an odd colour but seems to go quite well with the dress fabric and has a strange metally crinkly texture.
Do you think cutting a cotton/metal fabric may do nasty things to scissors?