Added Jan 16, 2011
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.
Black cotton drill, white broderie anglaise for the collar and belt, and a white satin ribbon for the bow at the neck.
Dress up outerwear with deep shawl collars and sew up a lovely fitted dress with a flounced hemline.
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