LBD DIY


Everyone needs a little black dress, right? For this one, I used the Pussy Bow Dress by Salme Patterns. I am a huge fan of Salme Patterns. There's just something about them that fits my body so well. Maybe it's the elasticated waist?!!?! And they have a new pattern out - Paper Bag Waist shorts. I have a serious crush on those, in black with little white polkadots.

I lined this dress, which though not in the directions, is easier than you think and gives the dress a really really nice finish. It makes it feel great to wear.

And something I discovered in making this dress; black is not an easy color to photograph.

You can go over and read all about how to add a lining to this dress at Fiskars.

13 comments:

  1. Your dress looks great and thanks for the shout-out to Salme patterns. I had never heard of them before. Will now need to decide which one to buy first!

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  2. Love that dress! Beautifully done :)

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  3. Love that dress! Beautifully done :)

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  4. Seriously cute dress on you! I could make out the bow front on the Fiskars site :D

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  5. Just wanted to also thank you for your post on Fiskars. I will be following those instructions to line my dress too.

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    1. Cool! The lined version feels very pro!!

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    2. And let me know when you've done it! I'd love to see!

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  6. What a great dress!! Thanks to you, I am eyeing this pattern and thinking it might be nursing-friendly? And fit me over a range of sizes? Hmmmm. Now I just need to find the time to sew it!

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    1. Probably would be good for nursing. You might need to cut the keyhole a little longer so that the front opens more. You could maybe wear a tank underneath if it was a little too low. It would be comfy too. I just made a long version (just cut the skirt pieces extra long and a bit more flarey) and I love that one too!

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  7. I'd never heard of Salme Patterns. Check them out and I love the pleated T-shirt. Thanks for posting!

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  8. I love their Color Block T-shirt - I think it's NEXT on my list!

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  9. This is beautiful! I just discovered your blog, there are so many great projects, it's so exciting!

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