Little Black Dress of win

Added Apr 26, 2012

by marmota-b

Cesky Brod, Czec...

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Description

I managed to make the Little Black Dress I’ve always wanted to have… To tell the truth, some details were worked out along the way (many thanks to my sister for her input!), but the overall result is everything I could wish it to be, at least style-wise. :-)
The pattern started out as a free Lekala pattern, but the “custom fit” factor failed, and I muslined and altered it heavily – for fit, and for style; so basically now it’s my own pattern.
Fitted bodice (go, elastan!) with a side zipper, knife-pleated skirt (go, stiff fabrics!). Shaped sleeve hems and topstitched facings. A V neckline in the back – love!
(Accompanied by a vintage American hat I got from Lisa of Searching for a Balance blog – perfect match!)

I’m still considering adding some sort of waist stay and bra strap holders, though.

Material Notes

79% viscose/rayon, 15% polyamid, 6% elastan – ribbed, one-way stretch fabric, last three meters on the bolt!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Material
Blends, Other, Rayon

Credits

Lekala

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    Apr 28, 2012, 05.53 PMby Fiedlerin

    Full of win indeed!

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      May 12, 2012, 03.11 PMby marmota-b

      Thank you.

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    Apr 27, 2012, 09.59 PMby zranitelna

    Krásné šaty, zvlášť sukně má nádherný tvar. A to prošití! Botky luxusní. Jen na mě trochu moc černé – co nějaký barevný/černobílý detail? Já k černému triku a půlkolové sukni nosím v pase uvázaný bílý šátek s velkými černými puntíky, nejraději s velkou mašlí na zádech, a vypadá to moc dobře.

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      Apr 27, 2012, 10.39 PMby marmota-b

      Měla jsem přes to výrazně modrý kabátek (fotku mám na blogu; marmota-b.blogspot.com), jen pro to focení šatů jako takových jsem si ho sundala, protože jinak by prostě nebyly vidět. :-) Taky je to takhle samotné na mě trochu moc.
      Jo, a děkuju. :-) Boty jsou úlovek ze sekáče, moje milované – nejpohodlnější střevíčky, jaké jsem kdy měla.

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    Apr 26, 2012, 08.08 PMby Glenville Hughes

    A lovely dress and you show it off lovely.

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      Apr 27, 2012, 08.27 PMby marmota-b

      Thank you. It was the first time I had more of a “photoshoot”.

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    Apr 26, 2012, 06.02 PMby Käsekosmonautin

    Very pretty !!!

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      Apr 27, 2012, 08.26 PMby marmota-b

      Thank you!!!

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    Apr 26, 2012, 05.45 PMby Denise Dimino

    LOVEEEEE the back

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    Apr 26, 2012, 03.56 PMby Pepper Toast

    You look absolutely gloriously perfect in your wonderful little black dress! Very very nice. PepperToast

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      Apr 27, 2012, 07.27 PMby marmota-b

      And funnily enough, it’s a similar silhouette to your avatar. :-) Thank you.

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    Apr 26, 2012, 02.19 PMby merbecky

    this is lovely, the silouette is perfect, great job!

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      Apr 27, 2012, 08.27 PMby marmota-b

      Thanks – yes, I’m happy about the silhouette.

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    Apr 26, 2012, 02.04 PMby janul

    Look, you actually managed to finish something! haha, only joking :). great dress, now you just have to find some occasions to wear it. I really like those sleeves and the back, and your shoes are perfect!

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      Apr 27, 2012, 07.26 PMby marmota-b

      I know, I have so many UFOs that there are no words for it. :D Occasions will be fine. I decided to make it exactly because I’ve “accumulated” some occasions for which a LBD is perfect. :-)

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    Apr 26, 2012, 12.19 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Hello marmota-b!!! I have to tell you that: your little black dress is a complete success!!! it is jus perfect, and the fitting is just right for you!!! lovely work!!! it will allways be a good idea to have the waist stay and the bra straps, that will make the dress worry free when you wear it also. Best regards to you, all the way from the rainforest!!!

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      Apr 27, 2012, 07.30 PMby marmota-b

      Greetings to the rainforest from the heart of Europe. Thank you! :-) Yes, worry free is nice. I just need to figure out exactly how to go about it.

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    Apr 26, 2012, 11.39 AMby skeeler

    This dress is perfect! Well done.

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      Apr 27, 2012, 07.26 PMby marmota-b

      Thank you!

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    Apr 26, 2012, 08.35 AMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress x

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      Apr 26, 2012, 08.53 AMby marmota-b

      Thank you. :-)

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