Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Fabulousness....DKNY Vogue 1250



I must of have been living under a rock these past few months because I did not know there were so many fabulous versions of this dress in blogsphere!  I first saw this dress on Tany's sewing blog & I thought it would be a easy first Vogue pattern for me to make.   I was having problems with the shoulder seams so I googled Vogue 1250 and sooo many talented seamstresses have sewn this dress.    No one seemed to have my newbie problem though......but once I re read the instructions.....I got it!  I agree that it is an easy dress to sew.  I used this Electric blue jersey knit that is the same colour as Betty's gorgeous jumpsuit as inspiration.


This pattern has only 3 pieces........I cut out a size 12.........


I used a zig zag stitch......


I also read that some had left out the back neck facing & used other methods.......but I used the facing and was pleased that it turned out well!


I was lazy and did a zig zag doubled rolled hem.......


When I first tried it on.....I was not happy with the way the front fabric kinda rolls & droops across your middle but my critics (3 daughters) say that it looks fine & the "husband" really likes this dress.  I am wearing it tonight out to dinner with him.  I will sew this again but with a matte jersey or rayon jersey blend.....I have limited fabric selection near me and have to trek out to the suburbs to even find matte jersey and even then there were only 3 colours to choose from.  This dress took me around 3 hours to make including cutting out the pattern!

Here are some links to this dress that I found:
Wishing you a weekend of fabulousness............


17 comments:

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

you are sooo talented!!

Abby said...

Very cute! I love the neckline!

alison said...

you are talented my friend...love the dress...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

alison
stuff and nonsense

Janlynn said...

Great job. The dress looks fantastic!

KID, MD said...

Love the color! it makes me want to go make another. Thanks for the link!

OceanBaby said...

..........wow......I just found you blog and you have inspired me to sew. My mom is awesome at sewing and always made it look so easy. I am now following, and am so excited to see what you make next. Would you like to follow me back??

www.oceanbaby86.blogspot.com

minnja said...

Amazing dress!

LOVE from Germany
minnja

My English Fashion Blog:
http://minnja.blogspot.com/

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

It looks great! I would love to hear how it works with different fabrics! Thanks for sharing1

LoveK said...

Lovig that dress! Great job. Also thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog. I just followed you and can't wait to get the updates!
Love K
http://www.lovek.org

Peace Love & Poop said...

Wow that dress looks amazing on you. What talent, I wish I had the mad sewing skills you have!

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Rosy said...

Wow! Beautiful dress! The weight of the fabric and fit of the dress look stunning on you! Wonderful!

Kelli said...

Absolutely beautiful. Great job. It does look good on you!

To Sew With Love said...

Wow! The dress is fab and so are you! Thanks for sharing, love! Have a lovely weekend...

hugs,
Lelanie

Mrs. No-No said...

wow! looks wonderful - - I can only hope that one.day.soon I can make dresses that look that awesome!! :)
Found you on the Creative Bloggers Hop and now following - can't wait to see what else you're making! :)
Carla at Mrs. No-No Knows
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Jami said...

Hi Denise Angela!
Thanks for linking up your amazing dress at the Tuesday To Do Party last week! I was stunned to read it only took 3 hours! You've inspired me!! I'm trying to get caught up after finally getting my commenting issues resolved!
Have a great week!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Tany said...

Fabulous!!! Love it in blue!

Seamingly Smitten said...

Such a great dress! I love the draping :)
Jenny