Added Nov 2, 2010
This is my wearable muslin version of Vogue Donna Karan Collection pattern V1175 – from the diagrams and pattern pieces I couldn’t tell if I’d need to make adjustments, and if so, where, so I made it as is in a cheap fabric.
As others have mentioned, openings under arms are a bit low, and the neckline was a little low on me (could be my material). The only real change I made was to omit the puffed hem ie to not attach skirt hem to lining hem – just found this would have made the dress shorter than I’d like it. Anyway, it’s an unusual dress; I’m really enjoying wearing it and looking forward to making it again in a block colour fabric.
PS my pics show the hem not quite finished – this task has since been completed :-)
Ridiculously cheap mock-ikat printed linen from Pichon in Willoughby, Sydney, cotton voile lining, and cotton/poly Gutermann thread. The fabric tended to move and stretch so this was my biggest challenge – throughout the sewing process I had to keep checking cut pieces of material against pattern pieces and fixing them up where they had grown or changed shape.
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