Tuesday, 24 October 2017


I'm back again and this time I hope I'll come back to sewing more frequently. This time of year I always want to sew some nice blouses, dresses and skirts. And this year I'm in sort of a weight loss and I really need some new clothes.
As a part of this longing for new dresses I've entered a little black dress contest at Pattern Review and I hope to get a new LBD to use in the coming holiday's.

Little Black Dress Contest 2017

I'll will check my pattern magazines today and see what I can come up with. I think I have a suiting fabric but my biggest challenge will be to accessorize the outfit. I'm not used to it so that will be a challenge.

The rules for this contest:
1) Make a dress that fits the spirit of the description.
2) The color must be black. 
3) A minimum of 3 pictures are required in your review: one of the dress unadorned, one of the dress as a daytime look, and one of the dress accessorized for evening wear. You may want to include more so that you can show additional views or special details.
To establish a common base for the definition of an LBD, here is a description from Wikipedia:
A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel, intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color. Its ubiquity is such that it is often simply referred to as the "LBD."
The "little black dress" is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening. Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the little black dress ideally should be as simple as possible: a short black dress that is too clearly part of a trend would not qualify because it would soon appear dated.

No comments: