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Little Black Polka Dot Scuba Dress

Added Feb 13, 2013

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






This is my version of a LBD. I always knew I wanted to make the Scuba Dress and this was my perfect opportunity! I absolutely love the front and back curved seams on the dress, they are so my style. What I liked most about this dress pattern is that it would work best sewn in spandex, my favorite fabric. Since I was going to make it is spandex, I cut the pattern a size smaller than I usually am.

For the center panel I used a leather-look black metallic spandex, and for the side panels I used a black mesh spandex with sparkle polka dots. On the red carpet I have seen some celebs rock the mesh polka dots so I wanted to give it a try. I lined the side panels with nude spandex so the dress wasn’t too risque.

It was hard for me to do just a little black dress, since I love color so much! But I guess every gal needs one…and I’ll just have to wear crazy-awesome shoes with it!

Material Notes

Leather spandex, Mesh spandex




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Mar 25, 2014, 09.20 AMby iorhael

    I looove that the dress looks so “risqué” but is actually lined with nude fabric!

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    May 21, 2013, 08.31 AMby claudialidia

    Very, very nice! And it suits you very well! :)

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    Feb 20, 2013, 10.04 AMby Jodi Wade

    Super hot dress!

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    Feb 19, 2013, 04.50 AMby nouvellegamine

    wow. This dress is on fire! I love the sheer side panels with the nude lining. Hahaha, I seriously with I could wear something like that!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 02.43 PMby Linda74Sews

    Very cute. Looks like you were headed to a night of fun!

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      Feb 15, 2013, 01.28 PMby MegH

      Thanks, and yes this dress is perfect for a fun night out! And comfortable.

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    Feb 14, 2013, 03.30 AMby Lollyrosedragon

    I love the curved seams too. I’m currently making a dress with the same seams in Emerald. I love this and it fits you like a dream.

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      Feb 15, 2013, 01.27 PMby MegH

      Thanks! I bet this sort of dress will look awesome in emerald.

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    Feb 14, 2013, 01.15 AMby BurdaStyle Support

    Gurl, you look good!

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      Feb 14, 2013, 02.26 AMby MegH

      Thank ya!

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    Feb 13, 2013, 10.30 PMby Mary Athey

    Totally fabulous x

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      Feb 14, 2013, 02.25 AMby MegH


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    Feb 13, 2013, 10.24 PMby Redsonia

    Like it, so sexy and stylish!

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      Feb 14, 2013, 02.26 AMby MegH

      Yes it is! …need to wear spanx under this dress haha.

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