Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DIY - Holy Crap I made a dress I can actually wear to work!

To be fair to myself, this isn't the best dress ever made (by far) and I'm still learning. It's DKNY V1250 pattern. If you read sewing blogs, chances are you've seen this before.

Get ready for crappy pictures.

DKNY Pattern Dress

DKNY Pattern Dress

For me, I had a difficult time with the darts, particularly at the hips. Considering I've never sewn DARTS in anything before, I shouldn't be too hard on myself. I also had issues with the upper back - I sewed poorly, had to rip out a seam and create a new seam (after cutting an inch off the back). So the waist (according to the back) is dropped like DKNY likes, but it sits at my actual waist. I think if I were doing this again, I'd put the waist at my waist and then do something to avoid the hip darts. I also hemmed it up about 5 or 6 inches (and I could go higher - personal preference).

I have the feeling I will sew this again. It's SO comfy and easy!