Here is the other project I worked on during my insane all night sewing marathon.
A Wardrobe Essential
:: The Little Black Dress ::
Fabric | Mystery stretch fabric gifted to me by my sister. She got it in her last haul from Materials for the Arts. I wish I knew the makeup of it. It is PERFECT for this kind of dress!!
Patterns | BurdaStyle’s Lydia for the bodice and my go-to skirt Simplicity 9823 . I put on a previously made Lydia and tucked it into the denim version of this skirt and marked where they met with a pin. I cut the bodice to that length and attached the two.
Year | Current.
Notions | Only thread.
Time to complete | Not sure. I made this the same night as my Mix it Up look.
First worn | To Rima’s house for a fun knitters meet-up! And then today to go pick up the kids from my MIL’s.
Wear again? | Yes! Absolutely!!
Total price | FREE!!! Lydia is only $1. I’ve used it so much that I’ve gotten more than my money’s worth. The skirt pattern probably was only a buck when I bought it years ago.
Accessories | I’ve had that necklace and those earrings for years. I probably bought them from a street fair or street vendor. The silver bangles were mostly my granny’s, a few of them and the wooden ones are from my sis. They were from MFTA, too, and they were covered in some hideous twine that I took off to discover these wooden beauties. She gave me the wide ring on my right hand, too. The sandals are from Forever21 circa 2010, I think. I love a good flat sandal.
This definitely fills a void in my wardrobe. I thought it was a rather casual look, but my husband asked me why was I all dressed up when I donned it again today. I guess it does have a bit of a dress up, dress down quality. Anyway, when your regular wardrobe consists of jeans and tees, this must look a tad fancy.
It’s definitely leggy, lol. I took a wedge out at the center back, but I could probably remove a bit more. I wanted it fitted, but not tight. I think I accomplished that. I’m pretty proud of it!
This is near my MIL’s building. She told me I looked like a young girl today, not a mama, lol. All of the photos are courtesy of my Missy, my oldest baby. They all thought watching me jump up on this bench was pretty hysterical. The lipstick destroyer was the only one to brave the rock climbing wall when we stopped by the park on the way home!