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« on: July 07, 2013 08:35:49 PM »

Here is my entry in the Little Black Dress Contest.

I have had this fabric and pattern (McCall’s 6282) paired and sitting in my closet for several months, so this was great motivation to get it done.  I knew when I saw this fabric, a black knit with a subtle floral print in a raised texture, sitting on the clearance table at JoAnn’s that it was meant for this pattern.

I loved the lines and shape of the dress, but I didn't exactly follow the pattern. I knew from holding the pattern up that I was going to need to shorten it. I also knew that the gathers, as drafted, would be far too overwhelming on me. So, I used the lining pieces as my base, and added smaller gathers.

My 20 year-old brother, who usually doesn't care about my sewing saw this dress and immediately said it was the nicest thing I've ever made. When I got this fabric, I had thought it would make a casual dress. The consensus is that this pattern/fabric combination made a dress that looks far more expensive than it actually was. Which is great, because I now have an extremely versatile dress that I can wear on a number of different occasions from interviews/work to parties.

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013 06:17:07 AM »

Perfect LBD! Elegant, stylish and versatile. I like the fitted silhouette and the gathers, timeless design!
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013 01:23:26 PM »

I love the pattern on the material. It makes a lovely dress even nicer, and you look very pretty in it.

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013 03:03:48 PM »

Great dress!

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013 05:24:02 PM »

It looks great! I love the neckline!

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013 06:07:07 PM »

Good job! Isn't altering patterns so satisfying?
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013 07:09:05 AM »

So many successes!  You should be quite happy with your dress!  Love the neckline and the fabric sounds like it will make your dress very versatile!  You look lovely in it as well!

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