Vogue 1159 - Donna Karan Draped Dress

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This is my contribution to the gray trend for Spring 2010!

Project Details:

Pattern: Vogue 1159

Description: Fitted, above mid-knee length dress has front pleated at back dropped shoulder, crossed fronts forming drape effect, lined skirt and topstitched seams.

Pattern Sizing: 8 - 22. I cut the 16.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think it does.

Fabric: A ponteroma knit

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are just awful and you really have to take your time in order to decipher what they really "mean". I cut my fabric on the wrong side, so everything on my dress is opposite of the original. So that added to my confusion.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love just about everything from Donna Karan! I thought it was just me, but I read another review on this pattern and they had the same problem. I found that several of the notches did NOT match up. Also, just like Vogue 1119, this pattern canNOT be altered. Just like I warned on that pattern, be aware of the finished length. This is where it stops on me and I'm 5'9"! And also, the armhole is very low and the front is subject to come open. I decided to just add a cami underneath.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I actually would like to make this one again. I want to make it in a lighter weight fabric for summer. I would recommend this one to advanced sewers.

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  1. I had the same issues with this pattern! Cryptic instructions, low armholes and too much cleavage! A cami under was the best solution. you can see my results here: http://ateenybittoo.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/vogue-1159-2/


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