This year I decided I’m going to be more glam when it comes to sewing for myself.
My first project for the year is this little black dress.
I can’t believe with all the sewing I did last year that I didn’t even own one.
This is a perfect cool weather dress and is made from a heavier wight cotton lycra.
I used the pattern Simplicity 1716 for the top of the dress and drafted my own pocketed skirt and elastic waistband.
The boots are by 9 West and I’ve had them for years.
The bag is by Gucci. I also have had it a long time. ( 9 years)
I used the top from view E and the sleeves from view C.
I cut it in a size smaller than recommended as I usually do in these types of patterns.
They always run big. Sometimes as much as 2 or 3 sizes!
I’s love to make another in view D in a slinky knit for spring.
I think the pattern is really well designed and the instructions were simple to follow. I like the little pleats down at the bust and the shoulders. I love the ruching on the sleeves too.
I cut the top with a two inch seam allowance at the waist so I could make this elastic waistband. After viewing a few versions of this pattern as a dress I decided I would have to do a Frankenpattern as it looked too boxy.
I love pockets! These types of pockets are pretty simple. Maybe I will do a tutorial for how to make them.
So now that I have my little black dress under my belt as they say, I am working on some skinny black pants, another basic I desperately need!
How about you? What are you planning on making for yourself this year?