Little black brocade and leather dress

Added Jan 23, 2014

by Nikki Brooks...

Washington Dc, U...

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Description

The dress was made with the bodice of McCalls M5927 with the following alterations:

-Added 1" to the front and back of the neck -Cut the front bodice piece 6" from the top to create an additional pattern piece and seam line-Faced the back and front bodice pieces-Reduced the diameter of the arm opening to create a slimmer sleeve-Cut the sleeve at 11" from the top to create a short sleeve
-Cut the sleeve 4.5" from the bottom to create a seam line

The skirt of the dress was self drafted made by:
-Cutting two pieces of fabric 55" wide x 28" long.
-Cut one piece of that fabric in half lengthwise, sew a 5/8" seam basting 4" down from the top
-Install side seam pockets
-Sew the side seams of the skirt
-Line the side and back seams of the skirt up with the bodice seams, using the fabric between the seams to create the pleats.
-Sew the bodice to the skirt
-Attach a 19" exposed zipper

Material Notes

Brocade fabric- Mood fabrics.com-http://www.moodfabrics.com/italian-cotton-blend-brocade-301558.html

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Feb 1, 2014, 12.41 PMby Debbie Allingham

    Wow! You’re dress is stunning! I just popped over here for a little inspiration as I’m about to make a dress from faux stretch leather and double knit in black and here is your dress! It’s given me a few great ideas so thank you :)

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      Feb 3, 2014, 01.28 PMby Nikki Brooks-Revis

      Thank you so much Debbie, I look forward to seeing your masterpiece :)

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    Jan 30, 2014, 05.19 PMby catkath

    Like your choice of combination of leather and brocade for this dress. Elegant and classy

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    Jan 26, 2014, 10.34 PMby emlj

    Wow that is incredible!!

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    Jan 25, 2014, 01.28 AMby chillwear

    Love this dress, great fabric choices. Very couture!

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    Jan 24, 2014, 05.41 PMby sarahsdaughter

    You have designed your dress superbly,it looks beautiful :)

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    Jan 24, 2014, 04.28 PMby DanaRose84

    Wow this dress is a stunner! I love the contrast between the edgy leather details and the super feminine shape. The styling is fantastic, too.

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    Jan 24, 2014, 04.03 PMby neveenkarnes

    what a beautiful black dress!!! loving the leather!!! well done my dear!

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    Jan 24, 2014, 12.40 PMby LaraLux

    So elegant! Wow!

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    Jan 24, 2014, 11.31 AMby Deanna31

    I love this dress too! Its sooo nice

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    Jan 24, 2014, 08.47 AMby Inga 888

    love your dress. great style!

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    Jan 24, 2014, 01.14 AMby rita61

    Nice and classy!

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    Jan 23, 2014, 10.18 PMby Irina Schwab

    Wow, you did it again! Such a stylish dress!

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    Jan 23, 2014, 09.49 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very chic and lovely dress! :)

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    Jan 23, 2014, 09.13 PMby LEAs-Heart-ART

    Nice Job Lady :)

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    Jan 23, 2014, 06.42 PMby slmnstyle

    LOVE this dress! Your pattern changes are incredible and creative. Well done!

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    Jan 23, 2014, 04.21 PMby katensew

    A very smart dress – ideal for many occasions.

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    Jan 23, 2014, 12.51 PMby SassyT

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    Jan 23, 2014, 11.21 AMby ronnielee

    Another beautiful dress Nikki. Kudos to your style!

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    Jan 23, 2014, 08.28 AMby cris orange

    Wow, phantastic dress, you look amazing! Remembers me of Michelle O. :-) love the leather and zip details and your work is perfect – a designer piece!

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    Jan 23, 2014, 06.11 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress, i love the leather top section.the zip and the shape. You look lovely x

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