Tuesday, December 2, 2008

LBD

I've been searching for a good pattern for a Little Black Dress for a while now. I just finished this one up and I love it. Because it is black it is incredibly hard to photograph. Here is the line drawing. It is from the 11/2008 BWOF. (And I don't know why Blogger is making all my photos so big! I have clicked on the small button for the last few blogposts but it isn't changing the size anymore. Sorry!)

I drew the pleats on because they are hard to see. Well, in fact, impossible to see.



Sort of a view of the pleats. Of course, my arms are out at weird angles trying to take this picture so the pleats don't look even.


With a belt. And my hair kind of looks like that one politician doesn't it? That was not intentional. I don't want to look like our governor.


The back that you can't see.


Belt-less front that you can't really see. sigh.

Here's the full review over at PatternReview.com.

23 comments:

Reethi said...

Great dress! And I love how it looks winter appropriate!

neighbourhood.gal said...

Nice shoes! And the dress looks fabulous on you. Excellent fit and shape!

senaSews said...

Great LBD! Classy and sophisticated!

-E said...

Love it! It looks great on you!

-E said...

Almost forgot- I noticed when I transfer the photo URL from photobucket they come out gigantic, but Blogger doesn't supersize photos if they are uploaded from my computer.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Looks fantastic! I did like that pattern in the magazine. Quick work!

Jacqui said...

Great fit! I should think about a new LBD - mine is from 10 years ago and is way too short, like don't bend over short. (Hey, I was 23, right?) My son in jr high would be mortified if I ever stepped out in that.

Christina said...

Very nice! I just love this simple style, your LBD will be a classic piece in your closet.

Kristine said...

Great dress, Dawn! My Nov BWOF only came 2 days ago, so you are amazing! Just the other day I was thinking that we hadn't seen your LBD yet, and here it is! Love it!

Susan said...

That looks really nice. Maybe that will be my BWOF pattern to try.

redcatbiker said...

What a lovely dress! And it looks very good on you, too!

Looking at your blog photos, it seems that you know well what style of clothing looks good on, flatters, your body.

Tiger Feet said...

Ok, what's your secret??? How do you keep that amazing figure after three babies???? The dress is gorgeous.

Vicki said...

Yea, hard to see, but the silhouette looks good! This dress is on my list to do.

maer said...

The dress looks great, and you look great. BTW, I think you don't look like anyone else but YOU!!

Sandra said...

You look adorable in this dress. I love it! Very Audrey Hepburn, with the updo and all...

AllisonC said...

Lovely classic LBD! The fit is perfect on you. And definitely more Audrey Hepburn than Ms Palin.

Myra said...

Love that one on you. I have too big of shoulders to carry that one off, though. You always have such good success with your sewing.

Dana said...

You have indeed made THE perfect LBD. Congratulations, I love it!

Mary said...

Dawn - that dress is YOU - it shows off your incredibly cute figure while elevating your look to a whole new level!! You are hot and I think I'm going to start running!

designdreamer said...

The fit is fabulous!
Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous, so classy...three kids, and that figure? How old ARE YOU? If only we were all so lucky...what's your secret???!!!

Just some girl said...

gosh, so cute! i had to rush over to ebay and buy that BWOF so i could totally copy you!

angie.a said...

How completely adorable are you in this?? I LOVE IT!!! Fabulous dress.