LBD For Summer

I’m having a hard time writing the blog post for this dress, but I did go to all the trouble of taking the photos, so I might as well just put it up. In addition to contributing to the sewing blogosphere, I also use my blog to document my projects for myself. I find it interesting to go back periodically and see what I’ve made.

I also just made some trousers, which I did not manage to photograph.

The pattern is basically a princess-seamed tank top with a 6-gore circle skirt attached. I drafted it myself. I did some pleating on the skirt to mimic sunburst pleats, but it did not give as much of a sunburst effect as I would have liked. It will still be a very useful summer dress, though.

The back neckline was meant to be a sporty, racer-back neckline. However, as soon as I put the dress on the form, I saw that the back view really resembles the dress that Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Which is the opposite of sporty.

I used a heavyweight black knit, and lined the bodice with stretch silk charmeuse.

pleats formed with serger.

pleats formed with serger.

spinning view

spinning view


back view, with  Breakfast At Tiffany's neckline

back view, with Breakfast At Tiffany’s neckline

inside-out view, with stretch silk charmeuse lining

inside-out view, with stretch silk charmeuse lining



  1. Shams
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    That does resemble the Tiffany dress! It is *very* cute!

  2. Carolyn
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    But it’s so pretty!

  3. Anke
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 2:17 am | Permalink | Reply

    It’ s beautiful! Regards Anke

  4. Posted March 29, 2013 at 8:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    Very cute! I’ll bet you get alot of mileage out of this dress. It will perfect for so many occasions.

  5. akismet-21b053fec805c8711a1f608da8cdd26a
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink | Reply

    Perfect summer dress. Love the back.


  6. Posted March 30, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, it’s so pretty ans so beautifull and so class!!!

  7. Posted March 31, 2013 at 6:45 am | Permalink | Reply


  8. Posted March 31, 2013 at 10:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    It s the perfect LBD for summer. It bares the shoulders and back, is elegant looking and is made of a comfortable knit. Hope you get some warm weather soon so you can wear it.

  9. Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:50 am | Permalink | Reply

    I really love that back neckline! Perfect way to jazz up an LBD.

  10. Posted April 4, 2013 at 3:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    A wonderful LBD, and I love the back. Its funny how such a slight variation can take something from sporty and casual to more elegant. I love it, though.

  11. Posted April 8, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink | Reply

    LOVE the back of the dress! Beautiful.

    I also use my blog to document and remind myself of my projects!

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