LBD For Summer

lbd-5772
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

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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

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11 Comments

  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.

    Elizabeth
    http://www.sewnblog.com

  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

    Gorgeous!

  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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