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Donna Karan V1259 with tutorial

Added Mar 24, 2013

by sewingentusiast

Toronto, Canada

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Description

That was a very challenging construction that I modified in number of areas. I described all deviations from the instructions in the attached tutorial.
It is two piece dress that can be worn separately as a skirt and a top.

Material Notes

You need a very thin and high stretch jersey that does not fray easily. I use some mix (rayon+ poly+ lycra?)

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Evening Wear
Material
Knits/Jersey

Credits

Vogue V1259 Donna Karan Dress

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    Mar 6, 2015, 01.19 AMby tkzhou

    I’m sewing my top, totally confused and lost…

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    Mar 24, 2013, 11.48 AMby byVA

    Hello. Right now I am trying to sew my own. I finished skirt, which is very easy and great model. BUT top is killing me. I hope I will manage. Yours look great.

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      Mar 24, 2013, 01.56 PMby sewingentusiast

      Excellent!
      Couple of more comments. Fabric I used had more stretch then minimum required – I cut size 8 instead of 12 I would normally choose. The garment has to be very tight for gathers to “hug” your figure properly.
      check" this post":http://tanysewsandknits.blogspot.ca/search?q=karan
      also for good advise.
      I finished neck differently too – attached the edge to inside neck line with zig-zag.

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    Mar 24, 2013, 11.48 AMby byVA

    Hello. Right now I am trying to sew my own. I finished skirt, which is very easy and great model. BUT top is killing me. I hope I will manage. Yours look great.

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      Mar 24, 2013, 02.06 PMby sewingentusiast

      Pin or baste a piece of paper with a number on each right (or wrong) piece. This will help in assembly.. At step 9 make sure your gather the seam that is longer.
      Once you pinned piece #1 to the armhole – put the garment on the dress form and try to pin it alltogether – I then marked the matching points with pieces of paper (1-1;2-2 etc) to help me in assembly. It stops making sense as soon as it unpinned :-) Piece # 1 wraps around your body (mostly underneath of #5) and connects back to the gathered seam at the back (last project picture)
      Hope this helps and goog luck to you, VA!

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    Mar 24, 2013, 09.03 AMby Mary Athey

    it looks lovely on you and making it into two pieces is so clever. well done x

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