Saturday, April 21, 2012

Vogue 1087 - Winter white doubleknit Donna Karen dress

This awesome design came out a few years back. I found it really interesting and loved the draped front bodice and interesting design lines. 
You may recall that I attempted this pattern back in July of 2011 and found it too tight for my liking. The doubleknit fabric I used was such a dream that I kept the dress. I never could find any more of that fabric and can't even be sure of where it came from. I finally lost the rest of my baby weight in the fall and tried it back on last month. This time around the fit was much better so I finished it up and love the results.
Now I have two winter white doubleknit dresses for the same exact season. Duh!
I really don't have much to write about this dress because I don't remember any of the details. I did decide to put the back zipper in after all because it was so hard to wiggle into it without one - kind of made me feel claustrophobic. I cut several inches off the bottom and omitted the walking vent. Then I had to add a hem facing because I accidentally cut too much off.
I found this pattern to be really great, although you can't try it on until it's mostly sewn up. Donna Karen really knows how to make garments that are flattering to a woman's shape.

32 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous, and it was worth holding on to! Congrats on having lost all the baby weight and looking awesome in this dress.

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  2. Amanda you look an absolute knock out in this dress! Fantastic work!

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  3. You look great! What a neat dress.

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  4. Amanda you look so pretty in this---better than the envelope model!!! Beautiful job as usual:)

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  5. You look so good in this dress!! White looks fab on u!

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  6. This is such a stunning dress.

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  7. Beautiful! Ditto what Victoria said - totally looks better on you than the photo model.

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  8. What a beautiful job you have done with this dress! How satisfying it must have been to find that the dress fit when you went back to it. I agree with the others, this color looks amazing on you!

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  9. Lovely dress. Must try this one myself

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  10. What a beautiful dress! You look gorgeous in it.

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  11. You don't have much to write about this dress because you only have to show us a picture and we only have to say it's perfect!! You looks so pretty!!

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  12. How great do you look in this dress? Lovely.

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  13. Greatfit! This give me hope for a dress that I have 90% finished but fit a bit snug 3 months ago! Since I have been working out, it just might work! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Lovely dress, Amanda, you look very pretty.

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  15. Very pretty and I so agree about the Donna Karan dresses, very flattering.

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  16. I remember when you started that dress. It turned out great! It's one of those 'better than the envelope model' pictures. You lost your pregnancy weight so fast do you workout?

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  17. A knockout! I'm so happy for you that it fits great now. I keep wavering on whether to try making this pattern or not.

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  18. Another amazing dress! I like yours better than the envelope...I think the belt gives it a different look.

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  19. Thank goodness you held onto this dress because it looks stunning on you. I'm still planning to make this dress someday....

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  20. Love this dress and it look fantastic on you! Doesn't matter it's the same colour as your other winter white knit dress, they've v different styles. Well done on losing the pregnancy weight, you look fab"! x

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  21. The white and the fact that it is jersey makes it look stunning on you! I would love to see the shape of that pattern. It looks like it would be difficult and simple at the same time.

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  22. You look amazing in this dress better than the model modeling it on the dress pattern.

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  23. That's a stunning dress. I like the sculptured style. Beautiful.

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  24. Looks amazing on you!! Congrats on losing all the baby weight!

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  25. Amanda, it is just stunning on you. You wear white very well!

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  26. I think yours is more flattering than the model--a lot more shape and figure involved! This is gorgeous, looks great on you.

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  27. This looks great on you but I think I would like to see it without the belt .Well done !!

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  28. Hello! Fabulous Job on the Vogue 1087! My name is Valery and I work at The McCall Pattern Company in NYC. We would love to post your photos on our Vogue Facebook page, Fb.voguepatterns.com with your permission, of course! In turn, we would post a link to your blog. Let me know at your convenience via my email address at valeryp.@mccallpattern.com Have a great weekend!

    VP

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  29. typo:) Valeryp@mccallpattern.com Thanks! VP

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  30. Amanda this dress is gorgeous. Perfect fit and very flattering.

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  31. absolument sublime,élégant et si bien portée:félicitations!

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