Sunny Day to All,
That Red and Black dress is so beautiful. My husband and I attended a ball last Saturday night. I wasn't sure about what I wanted to wear but I knew that I wanted something different. I actually made this dress on Saturday morning and rocked it on Saturday night. I went with this beautiful retro pattern, Butterick 5748. I love a sexy dress but this one was a classy sexy chic dress. I felt like a princess. This pattern is a true definition of sophistication and class. Needless to say, the hubby could not stay away from me the whole night. LOL. I got the fabric from Gstreet Fabric in Rockville Maryland. It is a satin Flock fabric. This could definitely be used as a wedding guest pattern. I paired it with some gold jewelry, a black belt with gold accent and my Katy Perry black and gold pump to match the gold zipper. Enjoy these few pics!
About the Pattern
That pattern was pretty easy but I had some troubles. I have a short torso so I cut the Petite version. I cut a size 12 grading to a 14 around the waist. OMG... I should have cut a size10 grading to 14. The shoulders were too deep. I had to take about an inch away. I moved the zipper to the back instead of the side since I wanted the gold accent. I had to sew both sides in to fit me right. I decide to finish it with a bias tape extra wide double fold instead of hemming it. I enjoyed making this pattern and will probably make it again in an Ankara fabric. I need to just remember all the alterations and I will be ok. I consider this dress an intermediate beginner level.
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I developed the passion for sewing about 2 years ago. Follow my journey as a seamstress who is determine to make her entire wardrobe one garment at a time. Thanks for stopping by!