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Vogue Patterns DKNY V1236

Added Jan 4, 2014

by Zaria Jackson

Dublin, Ireland






Relaxed fit pull on dress. Easy to make, no fiddling around with zippers or the like. Have made this pattern a few times now in different fabrics, got it made in two hours flat on my last try!

A word of warning, this design tends to gather and bag around the stomach area slightly. I overcame this by adding an elasticated waist. Without a belt or banding this design has a gentle loose slightly oversized look. This kind of relaxed shape doesn’t suit my figure so I chose to make the pattern more form fitting by cinching it in at the waist. If you are quite tall you may find that a loose silhouette with no shaping to the waist can look really fashion forward. I’d wear it that way if I could, but I find it swamps my shape.

Another thing to note with this design is that you will very likely have to lengthen the pattern. There are lines on the pattern to show you where to add on your extra length. I felt this design really needed it.

Material Notes

2 metres of Mrs Sew & Sew material by Dan Morris for RJR fabrics




Garment Type

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    Jan 11, 2014, 05.59 PMby yenny lee

    Love it

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    Jan 7, 2014, 05.09 PMby surfjewels

    Very pretty, love the fabric!


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      Jan 7, 2014, 08.35 PMby Zaria Jackson

      Thanks Hannah, yeah the fabric is great, very versatile too. Brilliant blog. Truffles and sewing. A girl after my own heart. Sure what more do ya need!

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    Jan 4, 2014, 07.36 PMby Mary Athey

    I an going to check out where you bought your fabric from. This is so lovely and i adore the fabric x fab

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      Jan 4, 2014, 08.33 PMby Zaria Jackson

      Hey Mary yes it’s gorgeous. I bought the fabric from these gals www.getcutie.co.uk. That was well over a year ago and last time I checked they were no longer stocking it. I think I saw it on eBay before too. Depending on where you’re based it may be easier for you source it. Can’t wait to see what you make with it!

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      Jan 4, 2014, 09.08 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi, hopefully.i will get my hands on some??? I buy most of my fabric on ebay anyway so here’s hoping x

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      Jan 4, 2014, 09.21 PMby Zaria Jackson

      Yeah eBay is great, hopefully if you look around you’ll find it. That designer is likely to have similar patterns if you can’t source that particular one. I see you’re based in northern Ireland so you probably have a limited selection of material like myself in Dublin! Although I was in the Spinning Wheel in Belfast only a few days ago and was surprised by some of the cute fabric they have there. Bought a few metres of a lovely purple wool mix that I plan to turn into a coat :)

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    Jan 4, 2014, 07.28 PMby Mauude

    I love the print !! With some tights and a cardigan, it would totally wear it! :)

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      Jan 4, 2014, 07.57 PMby Zaria Jackson

      Hey Mauude, yeah I tone down the print a bit with black opaques and a cardie. It’s very cute :)

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    Jan 4, 2014, 04.39 PMby Zaria Jackson

    Thanks Ellen, the beauty of that dress is that it can be made up quickly and easily. Yes the fabric is a real conversation point! I love quirky prints :)

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    Jan 4, 2014, 04.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress – fabric is fabulous! :)

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