and my finally made little black dress, Burda 6988
I'll start with the tunic. Here is my version but I have so many versions swimming around in my head I can't stand it !
The fabric is a medium weight textured knit in the middle and rayon ponte de Roma for the sides and collar. Great collar ,BTW !
I omitted the tabs that are suppose to join the front to the back. Instead I made these leather and toggle closures to add a little more interesting design detail.
This is a really easy make and would work just as well with woven fabrics.
It's a slimming style and works well with jeggings.
I just celebrated my 70 th birthday and I wanted a special but simple dress for the occasion that would be easy and comfortable to wear. What better choice than a little black dress !
Here is my LBD at last .
I made view B but dropped the waist about an inch because when I tried this one before, there was something wrong with the proportions and I think the inch made the difference. Otherwise this pattern fits me right out of the envelope with only an upper rounded back adjustment needed.
I decided against a zipper because my fabric has plenty of stretch.I changed the neckline from a boatneck to a scoop neck .
I prefer 3/4 sleeves and although I tried the long sleeves first, they just didn't look as good on me as this length.
My husband helped me to decide on the length, thus just below the knee.
The fabric is a beautiful rayon ponte de Roma bought at Fabricville of course. It feels so silky and luxurious against the skin. I love it.
I think my dress, because of it's simple lines ,will stay in style for years to come.
I'm really happy with it.
That's all for now . I'm starting to feel the call of my Spring Fashion Show and I'm wanting to experiment and try out ideas so that's probably whet I'll have for you next time. Thanks again for stopping by !