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The Vogue 1259 Donna Karan gathered skirt set

Added Nov 3, 2011

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






I’ve finally finished Vogue 1259! I don’t regularly sew Vogue patterns (or any envelope patterns, for that matter), but like plenty of other people, I just loved this design as soon as it appeared online, and I just couldn’t wait to sew it up! I used this mushroom-coloured viscose/cotton/lycra jersey from Tia Knight on ebay, and it was perfect for this pattern. You really need something lightweight and drapey, because there are a LOT of gathers that would get bulky very quickly in anything heavier. Vogue don’t give combined yardages for making the top and skirt, but 3m was just enough for me to make both, in size 16, using their recommended layout.

This pattern is marked as “Advanced”, and I think the top definitely qualifies, both for construction, as well as the cutting and marking, and the following of their instructions (which certainly don’t make things easier!). The skirt, however, could easily be made by a beginner. So if you’re intimidated by the “Advanced” label but like the skirt, go for it!

If you’re thinking about making this pattern yourself, PLEASE head over to FehrTrade.com and read through my tips for this pattern and see some diagrams that will make the construction much less painful, I promise!

Material Notes

Mushroom viscose jersey from Tia Knight on eBay




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Evening Wear



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    Nov 16, 2011, 10.04 AMby CRIS RYAN

    Very cute dress!

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    Nov 11, 2011, 04.44 AMby sophienissirios

    What a great pattern. l love your choice of colour. This outfit looks great on you :-)

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    Nov 10, 2011, 04.09 AMby LaraGa

    I have been itching to make this pattern. You did a really nice job!

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    Nov 4, 2011, 01.16 PMby reliablechef

    Very nice and flattering pattern. I might have to give it a go after this bebe is born.

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    Nov 3, 2011, 06.16 PMby heidilea

    I’ve loved this pattern since I first saw it, too; but I’ve been too frightened to try it. Yours is lovely!!

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    Nov 3, 2011, 04.28 PMby red-lia

    Stunning outfit! You look gorgeous.

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    Nov 3, 2011, 04.10 PMby carottesauvage

    Waow really impressive! nice choice of colour

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