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Diana (aka Sew Passionista)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Dress and a Shirt

I'm really late jumping on the V1250 by DKNY bandwagon!


Truth is, I just didn't think it would suit my figure but I decided to try it anyway and I really like it and so did DH. This was to be my muslin. I thought this print would be way too busy for my liking and was intending to make the revised version in plain navy blue poly/lycra for a function we were attending . After finishing this mock up and showing it to DH, he thought it looked really good and why would I make another one?? That settled it.



I made size 14 which is a size up from what I usually make but it did say close fitting. I didn't do an FBA because to tell the truth I wasn't sure how to do that for this style.  It fit really well except the cowl neckline is a little too low and so are the armholes. I'll be wearing a camisole underneath to solve those problems.

 I highly recommend this pattern ! Love it!

This is how I wore it Saturday night.


And without the cardi, I need shoulder pads!



My new favorite pattern is B5786. I LOVE this shirt style. I've worn the first one a lot with skinny jeans and it looks great. This second version (and there will be more!) is View C with a collar and I used cotton /lycra knit ,which is quite weighty, for this one. I made size 10 with my usual FBA and Narrow Shoulders alteration because of the knit and it fits really well. Isn't it cute?



The knit is a little heavy and the top sort of sticks out but I think after a couple more washings ,it should soften and drape better.



Again, I added 2 " to the front and after lengthening the back side seam to match the front, I took about 3" from the dip in the back so it's  a little better this time .



I have a couple of other things made , including a a plaid linen trench jacket, and will show those another time.

I hope you've had as much fun sewing lately as I have!

More later from


10 comments:

Nakisha said...

Two winners!! I love the dress! I think I'm the only person who doesn't own that pattern :)

It fits you really nicely and now you know what adjustments to make for the next time. The shirt is super cute too! Perfect with the jeans.

RhondaBuss said...

I made the Vogue pattern a couple of summers ago. Wore the dress recently. A great addition to any wardrobe. Enjoy. You look great.

Jenny said...

Both new garments are great. I'm never drawn to that dress photo on the pattern envelope - it seems so baggy in the bust and a bit snug in the hips. Every dress I've seen sewn up, though, is lovely.

Sharon said...

Wonderful dress, love the floral pattern and your shirt looks perfect and the colour is a winner.

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

That dress looks fabulous on you. I might have to buy this pattern. The shirt is lovely too.

Vicki said...

Love the floral for the dress. Very pretty.

Amanda S. said...

I like them both! I've yet to make that dress pattern, so you are definitely not the last to do so.

Sarah Liz said...

I love the dress too - I have always passed on the pattern, but it really does seem to work well. Your fabric is very pretty, colours suit you beautifully. And the blouse is stunning too - a very flattering line, and once again, colour is spot on for you.

Regina Gee said...

Great looks.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Isn't V1250 the most awesome dress! I wore a version of mine last week...so glad you finally got one of these made up! And such a lovely version too!!!