I have been seeing the Little Black dress (LBD) popping up everywhere and I have been wanting me one with an edge. Quite naturally, I am not fit enough for a "Body Con" dress, but I did find something that I could make work for me. Everyday I would log online and see celebrities with their fit bodies in those tight leather dresses and I was so "green". The fact that I couldn't wear a tight fitted dress was not a determining factor because I had envisioned my dress with little touches of leather and not all leather.
Here are a few inspiring celeb looks that caught my attention.
Vogue 8871 was my pattern of choice. I could see clean lines and a very flared skirt with this pattern.
So, here's my solution to my leather fetish.
Close-fitting, flared, pullover dress has seam detail and narrow hem.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, this pattern has staying power.j
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My favorite was that there were only 5 pieces. I added the neck binding myself.
Fabric Used: Medium weight Ponte Knit and leather like knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't make any adjustments to this pattern other than a neck binding.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes and yes
PS,, Here are my watchers that I just couldn't resist posting.