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That little black dress

Added Oct 12, 2010

by frkbustad

Bergen, Norway






I think it’s about time that I start challenge myself with something else than dresses. I do have plenty of dresses, but it’s so hard to stop… And I have been looking for a pattern like this for quite a while, and I was extremely happy to find this. I constructed the skirt instead of using the pattern, in order to get the 3/4 circle skirt (which I just love!) and added pockets (of course). Next time I use this pattern (and there will be a next time), I will cut out some of the pattern at the front forming the “tuck” to make this a little smaller. There is too much fabric in the front loop now, and I didn’t manage to tuck it properly. This was meant to be a more or less everyday dress, to be used with a cardigan, but the gorgeous, shiny cotton sateen makes this more formal. Still love it though, and for once I put lining in. I guess that also adds up with the formal feeling.

The pattern is New Look 6699, downloaded from sewing Patterns

Material Notes

Cotton sateen and polyester lining




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Cotton, Polyester

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    May 19, 2013, 10.44 PMby Sara Álvarez

    This is awesome!

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    May 20, 2011, 06.18 PMby tirrs

    its lovely. i love this kind of dresses

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    May 3, 2011, 09.19 PMby daughterfish

    I love this! And it’s so flattering!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 03.47 AMby gellyk

    Wow, it looks great !!

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    Nov 11, 2010, 08.38 PMby lkeogan

    This dress is gorgeous. You look amazing :)

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    Oct 14, 2010, 05.27 PMby Frances Boero

    oh, wow! Just realized – I have this pattern at home! I’m way excited to try it now. LOVE the circle skirt!!!

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    Oct 14, 2010, 05.26 PMby storres56

    What a beautiful dress perfectly worn.

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    Oct 14, 2010, 01.17 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    I do believe it is time to update your difficulty level from novice to reallllly skilled! This is a great dress, looks like it came from a high-end boutique. very nice.

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    Oct 13, 2010, 08.12 PMby latulipenoire

    Fantastisk! You styled it so well and I love the contrast in the lining. Just gorgeous!

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    Oct 13, 2010, 07.10 PMby groovymama

    Den er fantastisk – du ser skøn ud…kram fra en anden kjole-elsker :-)

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    Oct 13, 2010, 06.03 PMby srl1980

    You are so talented! Looks lovely as always! Flinke venninnen min… :-)

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      Oct 13, 2010, 06.05 PMby frkbustad

      Takk søte du! :) Denne versjonen blir det nok flere av…

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    Oct 13, 2010, 04.43 PMby zozowahine

    You look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stunning dress, I bet you’ll wear for years and years. xxx

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    Oct 13, 2010, 08.38 AMby ichigogirl

    Super pretty, and very 1950’s! Perfect for dancing, I recon :-)!

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    Oct 13, 2010, 04.07 AMby nessys

    You look so gorgeous in this little number Honey! Just lovely. I wanna see this one in polka dots! xxx

    PS – Life is not worth living without dresses!

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      Oct 13, 2010, 05.06 AMby frkbustad

      Thank you! This will be done in polka dots also! And it’s true – what would life be without dresses? According to my plans now, my life will be merely only dresses!

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    Oct 12, 2010, 08.54 PMby pixelink

    dresses… you can never have enough and this is a darling creation <3

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    Oct 12, 2010, 08.28 PMby runningwithscissors1

    What a fun little dress! Love it!

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    Oct 12, 2010, 08.13 PMby kimboat

    you look so fantastic, love it!

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    Oct 12, 2010, 06.17 PMby margif513

    I love it! I wonder if I could alter it abit for someone a “little” older……..

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      Oct 13, 2010, 05.25 AMby frkbustad

      If you think the bust piece is too challenging, you could make the front loop a little longer, or even make it without the loop. The shoulder strap could also be very nice if they were broader, covering more of the shoulders. But why cover up the beauty of age? Wear a bolero and keep the front piece as it is, if you feel too naked?

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    Oct 12, 2010, 04.32 PMby gaviccaabri

    Wow, that’s very very nice : )

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    Oct 12, 2010, 04.13 PMby loves2sew555

    This dress looks great on you. Absolutely beautiful!!!

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    Oct 12, 2010, 04.08 PMby helluvaguy

    It’s oh so beautiful. Absolutely stunning.

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    Oct 12, 2010, 03.49 PMby lizah

    really sweet dress! and I know what you mean, I can’t stop making dresses either ;)

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      Oct 12, 2010, 03.51 PMby frkbustad

      Good to know I’m not the only one… I’ll make this one in red, Hawaiian print, polka dots…

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    Oct 12, 2010, 03.39 PMby BeYou TiFul

    I know dresses are just so much fun to make! This is beautiful!!

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