Hello there, how are you? I hope you're having a great weekend :) Mine is going on quite well, I've just completed my very first little black dress! Indeed, even though I've had little navy dresses or little flashy dresses I had never tried the classic, black version simply because it looked too classy to be worn at school or at the bar^^. However I've been in the mood for femininine outfits recently and I can proudly say that I now wear skirts and dresses as often as jeans so I've overcome my fear of the LBD and here it is:
It's a super simple design from Fait Main, a French crafts magazine, the bodice has French darts in the front and classic darts in the back and the skirt is the same in the front and the back with 6 pleats. I had to gather the neckline a little to get rid of fabric excess, I finished it with black bias tape as well as the armholes and there's a handsewn regular zipper at the side. I know this dress by heart since it's my mum's favourite one, I've made at least ten versions of it for her -I really need to take pictures of them so you can see the little variations from one to the other^^- so it took me like 2 hours to make it, including handtacking the bias tape and sewing the zipper. I'm showing you the dress without any accessories but I found (and washed!) an old white collar I had made when I started to sew again a few years ago and I'm going to try and make a removable bib to dress it up a little. Big necklaces would also work well I guess, a bolero or a frilly cardigan too... I'll see how I can make it more interesting :) Since then see you friends!