Pattern Review – Vogue 1088

Ever wondered about Donna Karan pattern, Vogue 1088? It’s a rather stylish button-through halter dress with collar and drapey pockets. I hadn’t seen this pattern made up till Belinda sent me these images recently, I knew instantly that it was Vogue 1088! The dress is ideally suited to this Italian 100% linen Khaki.

Belinda ordered this fabric over the phone, having previously requested samples be sent to her WA home. Her aim was to find a khaki fabric to make up a dress reminiscent of a uniform dress worn by her Grandmother in a much treasured photograph.

About the pattern, Belinda says:

“I found it quite difficult to fit as each panel is topstitched along the way and the bodice isn’t able to be properly fitted until the collar goes on. I cut an 8 and had to take it in quite a bit around the back and sides. The bust darts just didn’t sit right (I looked like I had a Madonna corset on) so I cut the dart upward curving it all the way to the side of the bodice, it was great then. With the skirt I made small adjustments with the panels to align the seams with the bodice, length etc was as per the pattern. The last adjustment was a piece of 6mm elastic run through the back top seam on the inside, it just made the whole bodice sit better I felt.”

Lovely work Belinda.