Vogue 1194 DKNY Dress and some exciting news!

Last month, Vogue patterns had a sale on some of their out of print patterns, and I snagged Vogue 1194 for just $1.99! 
I don't know why I never saw this one when it was in print, but I am so happy that I found it now.  Let me tell you, this was a dream to sew, and even more so to wear!
 The pattern has subtle details that take it from an ordinary knit dress to a designer dress.  The slight gathers at the shoulders, the pleating at the skirt, pockets, the twisted band under the bust,and the tapered sleeves, all roll into one beautiful dress. 
 I used a weighty rayon/lycra knit that I got from FabricMart fabrics.  The only alteration that I made was to sew up the center bodice seam about 2" higher, so that it would be work appropriate.  I didn't even add length to it, because I figured the rayon would "grow" a couple inches as it hangs.
I had purchased 4 yards, and this took just over 2 yards, so I had enough left for a bonus piece!

 I used another out of print pattern that I got at the sale Vogue 1261 to make this top:

Again, my lucky day- no alterations and it fit great.  I will definitely be making this one again.  It is almost sinfully easy-you don't even hem it! This is View A.


And, I have even more exciting news- I've been selected to be a participant in Fabric Mart Fabrics Fabricista Challenge!  This is a Project Runway type challenge, where contestants are given a challenge a week and one contestant "goes home" every week.  I am nervous, but excited!  It should be sew much fun!  I hope that you'll follow along, and maybe even sew along with me

Happy Sewing!

Ann


6 comments

  1. First of all I love the dress and the top, wishing I had bought these also. Secondly, congratulations on the Fabric Mart contest, you will be fabulous.

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  2. Nice top and dress! Congrats on the challenge and good luck.

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  3. Vogue patterns for $1.99??, I would of thought I died in went to heaven! I love the knit dress it looks extremely comfortable to wear. Also congrats on being one of the contestant for the Fabric Mart Challenge.

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    1. I know- I wish I would have bought a ton of them now! I hope they run the sale again soon. Thank you!

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