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.