Little Black Dress

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With my Uncles funeral coming up next week I decided that it was high time that I got myself a Little Black Dress. Something that can be dressed up for those occasions that need it, or dressed down a bit. Nikki, Philip and I are travelling straight up to Scotland after the funeral so having a multi function outfit is something that would be really useful.

Using some textured thin sweater fabric that I had in my stash I made up a second Deer and Doe Zephyr dress. This time I added a full circle skirt as the skirt on the dress. I cut the size 46, with a seam allowance of the width of the presser foot but expanded the seam allowance in the top 2″of the princess seams to the original seam allowance.
I also took the shoulders in a bit taking the shoulder seam about 3cm at the arm scye edge and about 1 to 1.5 cm on the neckline edge.

Deer and doe zephyr dress
Deer and doe zephyr dress

I also added in seam pockets to the skirt of the dress to make it more versatile. As I only just managed to squeeze the bodice out of the spare fabric around the edges of the circle skirt, I made the pockets out of some black lycra that I had as an oddly shaped off cut from a previous project.

Deer and doe zephyr dress
Deer and doe zephyr dress

I think this dress looks good as a dressy outfit, although I think that I need to find some black boots. These suede ones that I have on I bought from a charity shop a few days ago but I need to keep an eye out for a black pair (and a real leather tan pair).

Deer and doe zephyr dress
Deer and doe zephyr dress

This dress also looks great in a more casual role, paired with a long sleeved T-shirt and Jeggings. This makes it so much more versatile which is going to be great given that I am taking it up to Glasgow at the weekend as part of my holiday ‘capsule wardrobe’.

Deer and doe zephyr dress
Deer and doe zephyr dress

Deer and doe zephyr dress
Deer and doe zephyr dress
Deer and doe zephyr dress

With respect to the Capsule Wardrobe I have a cardigan that fits in to the colour scheme that I am considering, along with my jeggings and long sleeved top. The whole outfit under the dress is an outfit in its own right as well which is a win from a packing light point of view.

I can see myself making more of these dresses. I will also try and find a sleeve pattern that matches up with the arm scyes on this pattern to make a sleeved version at some point. I also want to try it with a collared shirt on underneath. I think this is going to be a very versatile addition to my Wardrobe and is my April make for the #wardrobebuilder project. I had been planning on making a shirt dress as well but the pattern has yet to arrive in the post 🙁

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