The first time I saw this dress was on Eugenia blog, and I thought to myself, "I like that". Then, she went and made it again, and then I was like, "I want that." Originally, I wanted an all black version, but I didn't have enough fabric to complete the dress so I opted for what was in my stash and went with a gray herringbone with black. I love this dress, and let me tell you, on the days I feel like wearing something loose, this wardrobe piece fits the bill. Plus, it doesn't hurt that there are only 3 pieces to this pattern, and it works up really fast. Here's my PR review on the dress:
DKNY, very loose-fitting, pullover dress, above mid-knee length, has pleated front, cowl collar and wide stitched hem.
6-12 or 14-22.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This is a very easy pattern, and a good pattern for a beginner to work with.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's a DKNY pattern. Anything designer is good.
Sweater knit in a herringbone pattern that I purchased from Fabric Warehouse a couple of years ago.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The pattern called for a drape type knit. I was a little worried about using a sweater knit, but I used 1/4 seam allowances instead. I probably still would have been fine sewing 5/8 seams, being that this is not a fitted dress.
I jumped right in and made this dress before reading any reviews on it. A few reviewers had complaints of the armholes being a little tight or snug. I would agree with that, but it's okay. I am working with it, and I know for the next dress, I'll just cut the armhole slightly a little larger.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I plan on making it again for Spring/Summer in a much more slinky knit.
I love it, plus I'm wearing a designer piece for mere pennies of what it would have cost in the store. You can't beat that.
On a closing note, these pictures were taken at like 2 am in the morning, hence the shiny makeup, plus I'm really tired. The little boy(one of Jack's various nicknames) was missing me and had to get in on the photo op. Or more like just wanted some loving.
Happy Sunday everyone. More reviews coming up!!