Sunday, October 16, 2011

Another Little Black Dress

I've always said that I wanted a black version of Vogue 1250.  So this afternoon while working on a different dress that I was using this fabric for, I thought that it would be perfect for V1250.




There are no new construction details to share since this is my fifth version of this pattern.  But each time I work with the pattern, I adjust some minor detail that makes the dress more me.  I can tell you that just like my maxi-mized version of this dress, I've added a deeper drape and a smidge more fabric in the abdomen area.  This has resulted in a fuller hemline but I'm okay with that because it's the drapiness of the neckline that I like most.


I'm still using seams in the back area...both at the bodice and skirt.  I like this look better and after reading through some of the other reviews of this dress on Pattern Review, I realized that my back seam should be a little higher.  So this time during construction I changed the depth of the seam to raise it a little.  Other than that this is still the quick sew that it always is...especially since most of the construction is done on my serger.


This dress has great versatility...


For Work...
Cardigan:  QVC Knockoff 
Shoes:  Jessica London
Bracelets:  RJ Graziano
Earrings:  Judith Ripka



For a date with friends
Suede Sweater Jacket: Jessica London
Booties:  Jessica London
Earrings: eBay vintage Sarah Coventry
Tights:  Dress Barn




For an evening out
Earrings & Pin:  eBay vintage Sarah Coventry
Stockings:  Fishnets from The Avenue
Shoes:  AK Anne Klein from Lord & Taylor
Watch:  Avon

and winterized
Turtleneck:  Dana Buchman
Boots:  Torrid

Turtleneck & boots from above
Cardigan:  Burda 8869 (OOP)

I can't guarantee that I won't find another piece of fabric in the collection that will ask to be made using this pattern but for right now I'm really happy with my fifth version of it!


...as always, more later!



33 comments:

  1. Love the versatility of your little black dress!

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  2. Great black dress and the options are endless.

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  3. Look at all those wonderful ways to style this dress. It's a real winner!

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  4. Carolyn- complete fabulousNess! LOVE IT - i also love the butterwick 5600. You are so talented.......Have a good one :)

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  5. "Winterized" gives it a whole new look, different from other stylings of V1250 I've seen or thought about. What's funny (to me) is that I just threw out my black version. But it was just an ugly-sewn muslin.

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  6. Your winterized styling is sassy. I really need to make this.

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  7. Dag - with all the options you have for this one, you may not get a chance to wear the others. lol. This is the perfect LBD!

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  8. Great minds think alike!!! I need a black version too! This looks great as usual.

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  9. Wow! Loving your latest version. I didn't realize it could be so versatile!

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  10. Love all the different ways that you've styled this dress. I must be the only person on the planet who made only one of these and wasn't thrilled enough to make more. May-be I should copy some of your ideas for styling this dress, then see what I think.

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  11. Super--I love how you demonstrated so many options, Carolyn. Definitely the Pattern of the Year!

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  12. Nice one! I have the pieces of a black dress sitting in my dining room. You have inspired me to "get moving."

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  13. Ohhh, i love this version of V1250- also liking the deeper cowl. Very classy! You've definitely got your money's worth from this pattern!

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  14. I have come to the conclusion that a woman can never have too many little black dresses - especially when they look as good as your latest creation! Elegance and comfort - what's not to love? All your styling options look fabulous but I particularly love your evening out look - so glamorous!

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  15. Vogue 1250 - seems to be the true gift that keeps on giving. This pattern made up multiple times simply gives the stylish sewist a great cost-per-wear ratio verses the cost of the pattern! Seems like another winning TNT to me :)

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  16. Wow, really pretty Carolyn! I LOVE that cowl. Mine always end up weird.

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  17. Nothing like a LBD--so versatile!

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  18. I especially like the winterized look.

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  19. Definitely my favorite version of this dress from you :) I'm planning to make one from black ponte knit one of these days and yours just encourage me to get on with it!

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  20. Carolyn, another beautiful rendition of that dress...maybe I actually DO need to get that pattern! You really make that dress look great for us plus sized women!

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  21. You just can't beat a great dress, now can you?

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  22. Thank you for being so inspirational! I love all the pictures; the possibilities with this dress seem endless!

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  23. You are so organized... down to all the details... you could wear that dress all week and with all the different accessories... no one would ever know! Well... some would... but you would still have tons of outfits to make this a fabulous wardrobe stretcher.... (as if you really need a stretcher!) LoL... beautiful as usual!

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  24. Great idea to make it in black and then dress it up or down!

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  25. I've made 3 of this pattern, and it's a winner! I hadn't thought of layering it over a turtleneck. I love it in black.

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  26. Five looks! You are amazing. What fabric did you use?

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  27. Love that dress. It looks so gorgeous on you and the neckline drapes so beautiful!

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  28. Beautiful dress and so versatile! I adore it.

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  29. Love it! I can see why this is your 5th.

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  30. This is so pretty and it looks great on you. You are so talented. I'm slowly starting to learn sewing...so far I've only made little things and one skirt.

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  31. Super gorgeous and so versatile - I love seeing people's creations styled in different ways. Also, I really like the suede jacket-cardie in your "date with friends" look.

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  32. Ooh I love the winterised idea, I must try that with mine.

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