Garment #4 in the Pattern Stash Contest at Pattern Review.
This pattern is one of Pattern Review's best patterns of 2008! It is a DKNY design for Vogue.
I used a turquoise jersey knit from Denver Fabrics. I can't remember how much this one cost me to make but I am assuming less than $20.
This was very easy to make! It only took me about 3 hours to complete. I eliminated the pockets. I also eliminated the elastic along the waistline. If you check out the review on this pattern at PR, most people did the same. The elastic just isn't necessary. I also took 3 inches off the length. I did the ties as the pattern instructed. However, if you use fabric that has an obvious front and back to it, sew the ties together as a tube to conceal the wrong side. That's another tip I got from several people at PR. I made a size 14- one size smaller than my measurements.
On a side note- I've lost 12 pounds so far! And I've been able to go down one size from my usual pattern size which used to be a 16. Plus I've gone down one size in RTW which is now a 10. I have not been a size 10 since I met my husband 6 years ago!
I like the finished garment. I have a wedding to attend next month and am thinking this would be nice to wear to it.