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Donna Karan shirt dress

Added Sep 23, 2011

by gabcorb

Sydney, Australia






This is Vogue V1220, a Donna Karan pattern that’s recommended for hour-glass shapes but that seems to look pretty good on everyone judging by the reviews I’ve seen. I made this from a Japanese stretch cotton check; the pattern needs a little stretch as it’s quite fitted.

I’m not sure whether to classify this as Intermediate or Advanced… there are details to the pattern that require a fair bit of sewing experience, and it’s a project with a lot of steps so not a quick one.

If you’d like to know more about the pattern details or see a few more pictures I’ve also blogged the dress here:


Material Notes

Stretch cotton-polyamine from Tessuti fabrics




Garment Type
Business, Classic
Cotton, Blends

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    Sep 29, 2011, 03.47 PMby sewneenee

    great dress you did a beautiful job and thanks for the fit info.

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      Oct 4, 2011, 01.00 PMby gabcorb

      Thanks sewneenee. I am still waiting for Spring to really arrive so I can get to wear it to work!

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    Sep 23, 2011, 10.32 PMby poppykettle

    It looks exactly like you’ve pulled it from the pattern cover!

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      Oct 4, 2011, 01.01 PMby gabcorb

      Aw thanks! It’s actually a very flattering style though – seems to create curves in the right places and mask the unwanted ones :-)

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    Sep 23, 2011, 09.02 PMby madebymeg

    nice work!

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      Oct 4, 2011, 01.01 PMby gabcorb

      Thanks Meg!

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    Sep 23, 2011, 08.20 PMby patti-r

    Love the dress, great job!!!

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      Oct 4, 2011, 01.01 PMby gabcorb

      Thanks Patti!

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