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Coco Chanel inspired little black dress

Added Jan 16, 2011

by macska

Wellington, New ...






This dress was done as part of the Coco Chanel challenge over on The Sew Weekly (http://www.sewweekly.com/). The challenge for this week was to create something inspired by Coco Chanel.

Since Coco has been credited with creating the Little Black Dress, incorporating elements of menswear into womens clothing, using a clean and simple colour palette (lots of black and white!)and also strongly influencing the more minimalist 1920’s style, I decided to make a version of a little black dress, complete with some menswear-style elements incorporated in it! A lot of the inspiration for this dress came from this picture of a Coco Chanel dress from the 1920’s: http://pinterest.com/pin/912517/

For the bodice of the dress, I used Butterick B5033, a re-released pattern from 1952. I used a simple A-line skirt pattern I drafted myself for the dress skirt, and added two small tucks in line with the seams in the bodice.

Material Notes

Black cotton drill, white broderie anglaise for the collar and belt, and a white satin ribbon for the bow at the neck.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Jan 18, 2011, 09.09 AMby macska

    Thanks everyone! :-)

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    Jan 17, 2011, 05.53 PMby marloncosta

    Very interesting!!! You have created a real stylish dress! You will definitely make a statement when you wear it in public! GORGEOUS!!!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 08.07 PMby saylavie

    i love the collar!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 04.30 PMby skeeler

    I love this — so inventive!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 10.34 AMby zaarissima

    wow! excellent!!!!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 09.49 AMby analogue

    Beautiful, love the collar :-)

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    Jan 16, 2011, 07.26 AMby lynzlyles

    Love it! very classy :)

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