Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Show and Tell: LBD

Last week I made a little black dress.  Why?  Because everyone needs one.  I do have one LBD already but it's a very casual summer dress and I wanted one I could wear in colder weather for professional work meetings and other events.

I used this Vogue pattern because I liked the neckline:

Vogue Patterns, Vogue Dress, Vogue 8593, Little Black Dress, LBD


It was super simple to make and went together in matter of hours.



The light was kind of funny when I took the photo so you can't really see the detail.  Here's a close-up of the neck line:


(Ignore the double-chin effect, it's just a weird camera angle.
At least that's what I'm telling myself!)
I kind of wish I hadn't top stitched the neckline.  I'll most likely pull that out, I think it makes it look home made.

I used some fabric I found in the bargain bin at Walmart last year and I got the pattern on sale, so this dress was a super steal.  Pattern, fabric, and notions all together probably only cost me around $6-$7.  Whoo hoo!  I love a bargain.  Especially when it's for something that I know I'll get a lot of use out of.


How many of you have the perfect LBD in your closet?  Leave a comment and let everyone know what you love about yours. 

Don't forget to check out the linky parties this week.  Just click on the tab up top.
If you're into Valentine's Day there are loads of project ideas at the parties right now.

18 comments:

~Beth D. said...

the detail is gorgeous! great job!!

WobiSobi said...

Beautiful dress.. you look gorgeous. Super job..

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

wow, cute! nice detail on the top.

i wish i had sewing skills...

:)

Donene said...

You did a great job and it looks so cute on you!

kris said...

How fun -- you look fabulous. I loved sewing when I was a teenager, and a lot of my wardrobe was handmade by a very talented local seamstress. So I got to look and be different, and was actually voted best dressed. You're very talented!

Emma said...

So many LBDs in my closet, but they are all summery. This one looks beautiful! You did a great job. Is it comfortable? Just wondering cause I might like to make something like it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Etcetorize said...

Hi Guys! Thanks for all the nice comments. This is a super easy pattern for anyone who knows even a little about sewing. Don't be afraid to give it a try. Just make sure your fabric has some stretch to it~

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Looks wonderful. You can never have only one LBP, wardrobe staple for me.

visiting via the Weekend Wrap Up.

Kimberly from "bugaboo" said...

That is a super cute little black dress!! It looks fab on you!

blesid said...

Amazing! I think you look divine, and how great to have made your LBD yourself! I'm not sure if I will ever be able to do that... Maybe a little black curtain would be more my level. :-) jules

More Than A Mom said...

Nice dress. I don't think the top-stitching looks homemade at all. It looks finished.

Visiting from Sundae Scoop.

More Than A Mom
http://morethana-mom.blogspot.com

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

It looks so professional. Vogue patterns can be difficult--so color me impressed!

Warmly, Michelle

AllieMakes! said...

Cute as a button! And I like the dress too! Good job! Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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Krafty Kat said...

My LBD ain't got nothin' on yours! Smokin' hot! And who can look that good for $6-$7!! Fantastic job and no one is really gonna notice or care about that topstitched neckline! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

LambAround said...

I can't believe you made that yourself, especially in only a few hours! It looks beautiful :)

Alayna Howard said...

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Bumblebee and Sophie said...

Wow! Really nice job, I love the detail at the neckline and the 3/4 sleeve is so classic! What a great piece you can dress up or down with accessories.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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