The LBD for Fall

Every woman needs a Little Black Dress (LBD) in her closet.  It should be something that fits well, is versatile, and makes you feel marvelous.  I didn't have a dress that fit these requirements leading to a "I have nothing to wear" situation for evening events during the fall.  This dress solved the problem.


How I did it. . .

I took Simplicity Pattern 1059 as the base for the bodice.  The skirt from a self-drafted sloper. The fabric is a refined ponte from Joann Fabrics. 

The question is always how to make black more interesting.  As this is the Year of the Sleeve, I decided to go with a cape sleeve.  


I altered the sleeve from pattern by widening the angle of the seam lines and using a compass to draw a curved edge.


And an exposed zipper is always fun and functional.


And those are Amrita Singh earrings that you can barely see and Stuart Weitzman pumps.