Vogue 2606 | The PERFECT Little Black Dress!

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Vogue 2606 | The PERFECT Little Black Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I haven't made a little black dress in a while and I thought it was about time. So I reached way back in my pattern cabinet for Vogue 2606 from Ralph Lauren.
This pattern is 27 years old, so I guess that pretty much qualifies it as vintage. But the style is so timeless that no one would ever know!
Vogue 2606 | The PERFECT Little Black Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I love anything with cut-in shoulders and a racerback because I love showing my shoulders. 
Vogue 2606 | The PERFECT Little Black Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I picked this Italian Black Stretch Polyester Crepe from Mood Fabrics. I had used the Rose Dust color for Vogue 1531. It worked so well for that dress, which was also a fitted sheath that I had to have it in black as well.
Vogue 2606 | The PERFECT Little Black Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I cut the size 14. I lengthened it at the waist by an inch and I added 3 inches to the hem.
Vogue 2606 | The PERFECT Little Black Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
In retrospect, I really only needed that length at the waist in the front. I have a little bit of extra fabric in the back that I noticed every time I got up and down... I had to keep pulling the dress down in the back.
I stabilized the neckline and the armholes and interfaced the zipper insertion area.
The dress has an invisible side zipper with a hook & eye at the top. And it has snap shoulder closure. Those tiny snaps were so fun to sew on. (Said NO seamstress, ever!) 
The dress is fully lined with a Black Creped Polyester Georgette with Give, also from Mood. 
Vogue 2606 | The PERFECT Little Black Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I like the way it made me feel "held in". I noticed in a couple of pics that my lining was peeking out a bit. I'll go back and add thread chains to secure it to the dress.
Vogue 2606 | The PERFECT Little Black Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
And I'll make sure to do that in the next one I make. I've already decided that I need this one in white!
Vogue 2606 | The PERFECT Little Black Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
And the velvet kimono had to come along!
Vogue 2606 | The PERFECT Little Black Dress - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
It was the perfect punctuating piece for a fall evening!

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38 comments

  1. This is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!! I love it. And how brilliant to have the snaps at the shoulder. Because side zippers are of the devil.

    Very luxe, classic, chic, sexy...all'a that!

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    1. These old designer patterns have the best details! Thanks Kisha!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL! And that styling with the kimono is SPOT ON.

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    1. The Kimono is my new favorite thing! ‘Bout to wear it out! Thanks Tasha!

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  3. Love it! And with the kimono it just takes it to another level!!

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  4. Love a simple LBD with interesting details and great fit. You look fabulous as always.

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  5. I've never commented before, but I've followed for a long time. I think this is my favorite piece. You look stunning, the style truly is timeless, and that kimono is to die for.

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  6. Wowwwwww! Gorgeous!

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  7. I literally just gave this pattern to the thrift store on Saturday! Maybe I should go buy it back again! LOL! I was on the fence but it seemed like too much upper body exposure for my current comfort level. It is a timeless design though and yours looks great!

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    1. How benevolent of you! Because Vogue Designer patterns, especially the vintage ones go for a grip on eBay and Etsy! Thanks Karen!

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  8. Really good-looking dress and the velvet kimono tops it off perfectly!

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  9. Are the "Little Black Dresses" suppose to be sexy as well as classic? This was a hit right out the park. Great job Erica.

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    1. When you’ve been married for 26 years? Yes! Thanks Wimmie!

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  10. Beautiful dress Erica, you look GREAT AS USUAL. This dress just gave me an idea for a LBD using an old pattern that I also love.

    LaToria

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    1. Old patterns are the best! Thanks LaToria!

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  11. It suits you perfectly. Lovely job, Erica!

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  12. Wowee kazowie! What a saucy dress! Great job. 😊

    Love your labels too!

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  13. Simply sensational!

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  14. This dress looks so amazing on you! You're right that the silhouette is timeless (no matter if the pattern is 27 years old). Plus, it will easily transition from season to season.

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    1. And it would look great in every color! Thank you!

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  15. Wow! What a fantastic dress and you look spectacular. It looks like Mr. Lauren made it just for you! If only my creations didn't have that " loving hands at home made look". You certainly inspire me!

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  16. Amazing! This is such a badass pattern! I'm going to try to find a copy on ebay. You rock!

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    1. Thank goodness Carmen! I hope you find it!

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  17. absolutely beautiful and the fit is pure perfection.

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