I searched on ebay and found a seller for the Feb 2009 issue with the dress. It was a little harder to find the one with the skirt, but I came across it. It took me awhile to figure out what fabric I wanted to use for my dress. I came across this lovely fabric at Fabric Mart on deep discount. I don't see it on there anymore but I bought about 6 yards of it because it was $1.99/yard. I am planning to make a skirt, too. When I bought the fabric, I did not have this dress in mind and asked for help on Stitchers Guild. I love that forum. Several suggested a sheath dress and that is when I thought about my Knipmode.
I had never sewn a Knipmode before so I went to Google translate and started translating Dutch to English. As you see in the pic below, I mistranslated the fabric as "stretchable knit." . Thankfully I sought more help on Stitchers Guild and patternreview and learned it was just saying use fabric with stretch in it. This fabric is 97% cotton/3% lycra. It is just as beautiful and in person as it is in the pic. I used lining with 2% lycra(or spandex) for the inside of the dress.
I cut a size 38 and added 5/8" seams like I do with BWOF dresses. However, I had to take a 3/8" seam in the bodice so I could breathe. I also tapered inward toward the neck at the back neck seam from 5/8" to 1" because of gaposis. I am still not a pro at invisible zippers. There is one at the left side on this dress. I have a slight pucker at the bottom that is not noticeable with the print of the fabric. Anybody got any invisible zipper tricks to share? Also, I shortened the dress to the knee. The pattern is to the ankle as you can see on the Knipmode model. Here is a pic of a little of the inside of my dress:
And now, for the most important part of any outfit, the shoes. These are the perfect shade of tiffany blue suede. They are Nine West "James"