|V1194, DKNY Dress|
I sewed this out of some slinky knit fabric that I had ordered from Tissu with the intentions of making V1259. After reading other sewing bloggers experiences with this pattern, I decided it was not for me. Although, I am dead impressed with Melissa at Fehrtrade's version.
|This pattern is apparently a real challenge to sew, no thanks!|
I'd like to sew V1194 again, with a beefier knit. This time around, I didn't hem the skirt or sleeves!?! Every time I tried, my machine just chewed the thin slippery fabric up. In the end I decided a nice clean cut would look better than a scrambled mess. I have enough of this fabric left over to make a yoga top, so I will give hemming another go.
This dress looks kind of "fancy," but I am intending to wear it as an everyday thing. My black Butterick dress showed me how an easy care knit dress could be as easy as jeans and a t-shirt. All I need in the morning is tights and flat, knee-high boots, and I look very smart. If I get covered in mess, I can just wash and tumble dry it! Why didn't I see this before?