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Little black dress

Little black dress

This black stretchy lace fabric had been in my stash for a while, and I didn’t really know what to do with it. Yesterday I suddenly got an idea and proceeded to make it.

This dress is actually very simple. I traced the top part from a T-shirt, and that’s the only part of the dress that used some kind of patterns. The cape/sleeves is just a long rectangle, about as long as the cut I had (about 2 meters), then I gathered one long side and sew it to the neckline of the dress. The other long side is fabric selvedge so I didn’t need to stitch it. The bottom part of the dress is a bigger rectangle sewed into a tube and gathered to meet the top part. And since the fabric is stretchy, I don’t need any zippers or fastening. Well, that’s about it.

Now we move to the fun part, wearing it! I’m so happy that this dress can be worn in several ways. I can let the cape down and have some kind of drapey sleeves, or put it back to have a sleeveless dress with gathered cape falling on my back. The cape can also be tied or put around my head. I love my little black dress!

5 Responses to Little black dress

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a fabulous dress. I love the design, the cape is an absolutely ingenious addition. Loving the tights too!

  2. Satoko says:

    Super cute!!

  3. Berry says:

    This dress is awesome ! I love the color combo with your tights.

  4. fraisedesbois says:

    WOW! Fabulous dress!!!!! I LOVE IT. I also love the blue turquoise tights and the golden belt go so well with the dress.
    You are so resourceful. Your designs are original, elegant and timeless.
    Congratulations!!!!!

  5. Frida says:

    I love versatile clothes like that, you’re so clever! Do I have to say that it’s beautiful too?

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