What I'm Wearing | When In Doubt, Bet on Black!

12:00 AM

This week was epically busy.  All I have a desire to do right now?  Sleeping and eventually waking to drag to the sewing room in my PJs.  But that's not hardly going to happen! But I shall persevere!
On yesterday, I needed to get dressed and I needed to dress quickly.  So I grabbed this LBD from years gone by, but still so relevant.  This is what I tell y'all about making things that will stand the test of time.  A little black shift dress will work wonders in your wardrobe.  A dress like this can go from day to evening; from trendy sandals to a classic pump.  Mileage people, mileage!
This dress was probably the first project that introduced me to the exposed zipper.  The instructions for insertion were great.  That's the thing about VP's designer patterns:  you learn so much and so many different techniques.  They're worth buying and making them for the finished garment of course, but for the lessons taught.  
This dress is Vogue 1151 by designer Cynthia Steffe.  You can see my original review here.  It's currently out-of-print, but if you have it, it sure is a great one!

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  1. Dang girl!

    Not eloquent, but gets the point across. :o)


  2. I LOVE THIS DRESS! I am a huge fan of the exposed zipper. It looks great on you

  3. You are "persevering" while looking great:)

  4. Really nice dress! You are so right the style is very current even though it's an older pattern.

  5. You always display such style in your dressing. Yes, the LBD may be older but the way you style it makes it current.


  6. Ha! Another pattern I bought because of your original review. I love the pictures you included of the FBA in the original post. I sometimes ask the pattern makers at work for advise on FBA and they usually tell me something lame like "have a friend measure you and adjust". Pfftt. Anywya, I totally agree about staying power of the LBD and it's nice to see those old favorites still in rotation.

    1. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of garment industry professionals didn't know how to make custom fit alterations. Thanks Grace!


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