Karl Lagerfeld, late of the House of Chanel, once said, “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a little black dress.” Amen to that. And amen to my LBD project. It is finally over.
After four muslins of four different dresses, much machinating over which one to choose, I have finally finished one.
Based on my own design, it’s a simple sheath – my favourite silhouette – with neckline darts that extend down to the hem giving it a kind of princess-seam-from-the-neckline look. It has short sleeves which are the only part of the garment that’s lined (the fabric didn’t scream for lining but the next one will be lined as a quality dress should be), a simple neckline to permit all manner of necklaces and scarves, a back vent and an invisible zipper. That’s about it. Simple.
A bit of sleeve interest.
The perfect length.
An so versatile!
[It even works with my first Little French Jacket or a sash belt.]
Now that the dress is finished, of course, had to go shopping for some fabric for my next project. While perusing the extraordinary selection at King Textiles on Spadina in Toronto, I naturally stumbled on the perfect fabric for my next LBD. So…it’s not up next, but it’s coming!
4 thoughts on “My Little Black Dress: Finished at last!”
Congrats! It’s fabulous!
Thanks for this, Joyce! It’s simple but I think getting a piece to fit well is the key to “fabulousness”! Cheers.
I’m a huge fan of the LBD. Your version looks great.
Thank-you! I think simple is always best when it comes to ticking all the boxes for a great LBD. Now on to other things before I make another one! Cheers.