A Reversible LBD
Added Oct 7, 2013
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I made this dress for a sewing competition (check it out here.) There are 7 contestants and we were all asked to sew up a Little Black Dress (LBD) for our perfect night out. We had to make up a little story to go with the dress— the garment should be able to telly my story. You can see all the dresses in the competition here and vote for your favorite from Oct 8, 2013-Oct 9, 2013.My LBD Story— I’ll be wearing my Little Black Dress on a perfect weekend away in New York City with my amazing husband. With two nights on the town I needed two dresses! We’ll have minimal space in our bag we’ll take on the train into the city… so I simply made a fully reversible LBD! One side is my version of the classic LBD, a feminine and form-fitting 1960s sheath dress that dips low in back— perfect for dinner and drinks out, then off to the Whitney Museum’s Biennial. On night two (after a day of fabric shopping in the Garment District, off course) I’ll flip the dress over to the sassy and bold print for a night that starts with a spicy feast at an Indian restaurant and then off to a jazz club for some fantastic live music and drinks.
I used a stretch satin for the black, a delicate black lace for the bodice overlay and some vintage velvet ribbon to make the tiny bow on front. The zipper is lapped on back for a vintage look for this retro black dress. On the bold printed side I used a silky, slinky charmeuse. I left zipper exposed on this side for a trendy look. I used a Burda magazine pattern (also downloadable here on their site). It’s from 5/2013 #134.
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poly stretch satin, poly charmeuse