My Little Black Dress

comments (8) September 14th, 2009 in gallery     

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JoWilliams JoWilliams, member
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My Little Black Dress
My Little Black Dress - back view (that is not the zipper youre looking at, those are pins, I did a hand-picked treatment on it, and unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the finished back AFTER the zipper.) But I really wanted to show you the back view of this dress.  I just Love it!
This Priscilla of Boston Design was the inspiration for My Little Black Dress - the pictures are not the best but heres a link to the site.  http://priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=2&sfid=51024&f=. 
The Back view of the Priscilla of Boston Design
My Little Black Dress

My Little Black Dress

This dress was created without a pattern.  I studied the runway video, pulled snapshots from it, then draped a muslin on my dressform.  I then used that muslin as my pattern to create this dress, complete with the hidden pockets.

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Comments (8)

JoWilliams writes: Yes!! I get your meaning!! I've done the side zipper also. I really prefer the invisible zipper but I didn't have one and unfortunately I've moved back to my home town who only has Walmart...... so ya do what ya gotta do!!! But I always experiment with new techniques, which is why I did the pick-stitch zipper. Amazingly it didn't take as long as I thought and wasn't too bad (and I HATE hand work!) thanks for all of your comments!
Posted: 8:42 am on September 22nd
MessyONE writes: Terrific dress! It's going to look amazing on. I've always found the best way to make a zipper REALLY invisible is to put it under the arm of the dress. Bonus to doing it that way - you don't need help getting in and out of it. Unless you WANT to have to have someone to help.....If you get my meaning. ;-)
Posted: 9:54 pm on September 21st
designmyvision writes: I love your dress, what a great piece!
Posted: 5:40 pm on September 19th
itsMyDesign87 writes: this looks great!
Posted: 11:24 am on September 18th
Lyn_Sews writes: That is just beautiful! Great job!!
Posted: 2:04 pm on September 17th
JoWilliams writes: Thanks for you comments and encouragement! Although I've been sewing for many many years, I've just recently started making my own patterns. So when someone likes what i've done it really encourages me to keep going!
Posted: 6:23 pm on September 14th
theemptynest writes: what a great job.....you go girl!!
Posted: 6:03 pm on September 14th
MaidenJane writes: Very sharp dress - love it!
Posted: 11:37 am on September 14th
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