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LBWD - Little Black Work Dress

Added Mar 22, 2012

by sewmelove

Melbourne, Austr...






I wanted to play with peter pan collars again, so I added them to the bodice of my fav pattern McCalls 5845. I made adjustments to the front and back, added collars, replaced the skirt with a gathered skirt.

Info and more photos blogged here

Material Notes

Pattern: M5845 bodice with mods: added Peter Pan collars, raised the back to a high scoop, self drafted gathered skirt.
Size: Size 6 bodice, graded to size 8 waist.
Skirt info:
Length 50cm (54.5cm with 3cm hem and 1.5cm SA)
Skirt width 1.2.m
I cut the 1 piece on the centre fold (60cm wide, from centre to selvege, length 54.5cm).
Fabric: 1m linen (black), 1m poplin (lining) (black).
Notions: Invisible zipper (black) 24", Gutermann thread (000).


Garment Type
Business, Romantic, Vintage

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    Mar 25, 2012, 08.19 AMby melongrowergirl

    so cute! I love such simple dresses with a little bit of an extra piece! Good Job!

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    Mar 25, 2012, 03.19 AMby Shona Roon

    Love this! Looks very similar to a dress that I bought from Ruche, pretty much my favorite thing in my closet!

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    Mar 23, 2012, 05.33 PMby kihli

    So pretty!

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    Mar 22, 2012, 11.33 PMby merche

    What a great dress!

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    Mar 22, 2012, 07.07 PMby loukoulia

    <3 <3 LOVELY

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    Mar 22, 2012, 06.19 PMby Douli Bee

    It’s lovely!

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    Mar 22, 2012, 05.50 PMby lienepien

    Looks great!

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    Mar 22, 2012, 05.47 PMby Sewing Your Style

    great work! I love it :)

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    Mar 22, 2012, 01.11 PMby libbysharf

    Very cute!

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