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My Pattern Pyramid Make: DKNY Vogue 1027

The Pattern Pyramid is on its way to the other side of my fair country, and I’ve finished my chosen pattern! πŸ™‚

I moved it up in the rotation to keep the spirit of the pyramid alive, and because it’s a great versatile dress I knew I could use right away.

I chose this pattern, Vogue 1027:


I used a charcoal jersey I bought on my meetup with Andrea. I wanted the skirt shorter and less full, so I redrafted the skirt as an A-line. I also decided I wanted long sleeves, so I used the sleeve pattern from a basic tshirt pattern and redrafted the armscye to fit, as the original pattern has the cap sleeve built into the bodice pieces.

I had to make some minor adjustments but I was really happy with the results – a long sleeve dress is awesome in winter, with fuzzy tights and boots!!

Please excuse the grainy quality of the pics; the lighting in here is terrible! πŸ™‚


I didn’t add the elastic casing at the waist, as the way it’s constructed, the tie is sewn on, sandwiched between the bodice & skirt so it’s pretty bulky there. I don’t think I’d attach the tie if I sewed this again.

All the hems, side seam, and the neck/front bodice opening call for a double stitch finish. I sewed the double seams with a single needle on my machine, eyeballing it. I did not use my serger at all, though I could have for the construction seams.

Closeup of the pleats on the bodice:

I liked this feature!! πŸ™‚

All in all, a very comfortable, wearable dress that I’ve already worn once and will wear lots, I’m sure! πŸ™‚

And The Winner of the Pattern Pyramid is…..



Please send me your mailing deets and I’ll fire that off to you ASAP! ^_^

On the subject – I moved my Pattern Pyramid make up in the queue and have made great progress so far, so I expect to have a post for that shortly!! πŸ™‚

Take care & happy sewing! πŸ™‚

Pattern Pyramid Update

OK all is well in blog land now. I did end up having to change themes because I couldn’t get the old one to work, but change is good, no? I’m not entirely convinced I’m in love with this one, but it’ll do for now, and more importantly, it works.

Because of the delay caused by technical difficulties, I am extending the Pattern Pyramid draw til Tuesday, January 29th. You can either leave a comment on this post or on the original Pattern Pyramid post, here.

Thanks for your patience! ^__^

Technical Difficulties

Hi All!

Recently, MrsMole notified me that my comments on my last few blog posts were not working, and since I generally do all my blogging and commenting from my iphone, I hadn’t actually looked at my blog on a computer for awhile, so I gave it a check.

Not only were my comments ‘stuck’ but my formatting had gone all whacadoodle, so I temporarily installed a new theme to see if that solved the issue, and it did. Which is why we’re looking a bit boring at the moment!

I’m sorry for any difficulty and I am trying to fix the problem, but in the meantime comments should be working, and I’ll be extending the Pattern Pyramid draw til next week to give any more hopefuls a fair chance! πŸ™‚

Cheers, all!