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The incomparable Little Black Dress

Added May 5, 2012

by apfelbluete

Duesseldorf, Ger...






The dress (especially it’s simple elegance and the clear lines) won my heart in the first second.
This is the Maestro who created it. Gilles Dufour.
The design is from the Patrones Nr.225, Oktober 2004.
Now the time has come, after I worked on this dress for one year. Actually I sewed it twice, I remade every single seam.
Patrones’ patterns were not very good, that’s why I used Japanese basic constructions to change them.
You can visit my blog for more details and pictures of the execution.

Material Notes

Cotton Satin





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    May 13, 2012, 05.43 AMby MyRomanApartment

    I am overwhelmed with desire. Great dress!

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    May 8, 2012, 07.24 PMby neveenkarnes

    beautiful…. elegant .. well done :)

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    May 7, 2012, 09.50 PMby Irina Schwab

    Wow, this dress really, really really suits you! It is the skirt line that makes it!

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    May 6, 2012, 09.03 PMby Käsekosmonautin

    Danke für den Tipp. Habe mir dazu auch schon deinem Blog angesehen. (Aus versehen habe ich deinen Kommentar als inappropriate=unangebracht markiert.war ein versehen und krieg es nicht mehr weg :-( )

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    May 6, 2012, 05.08 PMby strickmeise

    You look much better than the model in the patrones-magazine! You remind me of Audrey Hepburn somehow… The dress is amazing!

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      May 6, 2012, 06.18 PMby apfelbluete

      auf einem russischen nähforum sagte man mir auch 2 maql,dass ich an Audrey erinnere.die paar anderen sagten mir aber auch,dass ich schwarz nicht tragen sollte..zu hart:-(

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    May 6, 2012, 03.55 AMby zosews

    Wonderful! And what an effort you put in!

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    May 6, 2012, 02.54 AMby CelticButterfly

    This is fantastic! Such a classic look, yet so edgy and modern at the same time. You did a really good job on this.

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      May 6, 2012, 12.30 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you so much for your comment!:-)

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    May 6, 2012, 01.22 AMby Adriana Orozco

    My dear apfelbluete!!!! what a wonderfull, elegant, classy dress!!! all the efford that you had to put into….was worth it!!!! you look………terrific!!!!!

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    May 6, 2012, 12.15 AMby schnui

    Beautifully sewn as you always do. Black and white is timeless and you looking so lovely in this very elegant dress.

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    May 5, 2012, 08.46 PMby orchiddream

    Wonderful! A favorite!

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    May 5, 2012, 08.30 PMby martinK

    Very nice, it was worth all the work

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    May 5, 2012, 06.46 PMby pdiddly

    I haven’t heard of the magazine you talk about, but the dress is stunning.

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      May 5, 2012, 06.50 PMby apfelbluete

      thank you very much.
      this magazin is Spanish

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    May 5, 2012, 05.42 PMby step-van-b

    You’re right Apfelblüte – it’s incomparable. Such a great LBWD. Das Kleid ist wirklich außergewöhnlich, ich bin begeistert. Ich bewundere Dich für Deine Geduld und den Perfektionismus. LG

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      May 5, 2012, 06.23 PMby apfelbluete

      grade mein perfektionismus sollte man nicht bewundern, denn er macht mich oft unglücklich :-(
      aber es nützt mir auch nichts, so stehen zu lassen, denn dann werde ich es nie tragen..

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    May 5, 2012, 05.31 PMby Käsekosmonautin

    I´m so glad that I have the patrones issue(easy if you have a subscription ;-) ). Thank you for inspiration!

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    May 5, 2012, 04.51 PMby libra-s

    Fantastic job!!

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      May 5, 2012, 05.16 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you so much.-)

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    May 5, 2012, 04.38 PMby swinge1984

    wow. I love it! Very nice!

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    May 5, 2012, 04.08 PMby Jodi Wade

    Absolutely stunning! Love it!

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    May 5, 2012, 01.53 PMby laracrj

    Love love love this! It’s very chic

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      May 5, 2012, 01.58 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you so much.-)!

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    May 5, 2012, 01.46 PMby Mary Athey

    stunning dress xxxx

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    May 5, 2012, 01.34 PMby erin

    Wow, really great!!

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      May 5, 2012, 01.58 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much:-)

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    May 5, 2012, 12.44 PMby skeeler

    Wow, love this dress. You were tenacious and you got it done, JUST the way you wanted it. Very inspiring.

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      May 5, 2012, 12.45 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much:-)

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