My DIY Little Black Dress: Vogue 1102

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DIY little black dress

Have you ever had an experience where you just looked at a dress and you knew that it was meant to be worn by you? Well, when I first saw Vogue 1102, I just knew that this dress was going to look stunning but I tucked it away in my pattern stash, waiting for the right time (and enough courage), to attempt my first Vogue pattern. 

It wasn't until I sat down to write out a blogging schedule that I revisited this dress and saw it from a completely different lens. I was very inspired by Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's and thought this would make such a beautiful, modern take on the little black dress. Looking in my stash, I found a thrifted, black special occasion fabric that I bought for $6.99 which was perfect for this pattern. Although, I have to be honest, this DIY was not without it's hiccups! While I was trimming with my Gingher scissors during the hemming process - I cut right through the dress and it couldn't be saved. I was crushed and I needed to start over, completely. Luckily, I found a gorgeous rayon-linen blend on clearance at Joann's that I ended up loving even more than the original fabric choice! 

The rayon-linen blend gives the dress so much versatility. Now I can dress it down with a cute pair of sandals and a floppy hat or dress it up with my favorite heels and trench coat for errands in the city. I absolutely love this dress and pattern. In fact, I am so satisfied with the results that I can't imagine the dress in any other color, print, or fabric. Vogue 1102 is going back into my pattern stash, where it will probably rest for a few years but I know that whenever I pull it out again, it's going to produce something amazing

DIY little black dress
 
DIY little black dress

DIY little black dress

DIY little black dress
DIY little black dress
DIY little black dress
DIY little black dress

DIY little black dress

DIY little black dress

DIY little black dress

DIY little black dress

DIY little black dress

DIY little black dress



 



2 comments :

  1. Your dress is adorable , and I love to sew as well! You did a great job! I originally started as a style/sewing blogger, but with working full time, the sewing mostly went by the wayside, and I added travel. Now I am getting back into sewing and made some outfits...just need to get a photographer! Also I just saw you are in Seattle...I am in the area too! Awesome! I don't find many other bloggers here that sew...Just RivaLaDiva..she is amazing!

    Valerie
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie! Finding time to sew can be a huge challenge - especially when you're travelling! My son and I recently came back from a trip to Wyoming and I was really tempted to take my sewing machine with me. haha. Seattle area sewing bloggers are hard to find! Initially even a Seattle fashion blogger was tough to find but I'm starting to notice more fashion bloggers popping up so hopefully our network of sewing and DIY fashion bloggers will expand too. I also follow RivaLaDiva! Her sense of style is so cute - I just love her stuff!

      Send me a link to your blog! I would love to check it out! :)

      Brittany

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