Here’s a look at the pattern envelope. The dress pictured on this envelope is what inspired the colors I chose for my dress.
Sometimes, before I start a new project, I will check out patternreview.com to see what other seamstresses are saying abut the pattern I’ve chosen to sew. I recently started posting reviews of my own to their site as well. It really is a wonderful resource. If you’ve never visited this website I would highly recommend it, especially if you’re new to sewing. There are written reviews on just about anything, sewing related, that you can think of (patterns, books, classes, notions, machines, irons, stores, fabric, etc.). I like the idea of being able to learn beforehand about potential difficult construction areas, misprinted pattern information, handy tips and short cuts when starting a new project. I also like seeing what others have done with patterns that I’m sewing.
This is a very easy pattern to sew, therefore I didn’t go to Pattern Review to check for difficulty beforehand. I did, however, go to the site after I was done to prepare my own review. While there, I saw a review of this dress from Stephanie who blogs at Odetosew. On her blog she posted a photo of the model above and I gasped when I saw it. It was MY DRESS!!! And… it was DKNY!!! So I rushed to my closet to pull out a pair of black booties and a black purse to recreate the look from the runway. I think I pulled it off nicely. What do you think?
After seeing the photo on her blog I googled it myself and found more information from Aisha who blogs at Sew Couture. This is where I learned that this look was from the DKNY 2013 “Ready-to-Wear” collection. What a wonderful find!
I don’t know which came first – DKNY dress or Burda 6851 pattern. I’m sure the cost of this dress was a pretty penny when it came out. I paid under $50 to make it myself. Ooooh, how I love being able to sew. THIS is one of the beautiful benefits to sewing for myself. I can recreate high-end, name brand clothing for a fraction of the cost. I thank God for the gift.
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