Saturday, March 19, 2011

Vogue 1159 Donna Karan puzzle dress

If you are looking for a pattern that will make you doubt that you are good at puzzles this is it.  There is not a lot of sewing but the construction is tricky.  I had to make a few adjustments, since the pattern calls for 2 way stretch, and I used a lightweight rayon spandex with minimal lengthwise stretch.



Made from a lightweight Rayon Spandex.

DK Vogue 1159

It is very sexy, and also very comfortable, lined from the waist down, but is so sheer I still need spanx to avoid that naked look, that comes from flash bulbs and thin fabric.


Corrine said...

Donna Karan has always been a favorite designer of mine. Her classic lines make something a simple as a sweater look special. This dress is a beauty. It will look great on you!

ELMO said...

I love her patterns, but have sewn up more of the vintage ones from the 70's. This is the second recent one I've sewn up and I really like them, although I had to admit, this one brought me to my knees. I was almost finished and couldn't understand why, at almost the last step, the center front pieces could not be joined. So I have had to go my own way on this one, which is why there is more drape on the front than the pattern envelope.