You’ve probably noticed by now that I love giving a name to each dress I make. I called that one L’Indémodable. A Little Black Dress can never go out of fashion, right?
I made this dress last spring, actually – in April, I believe. I have worn it several times since then, but until yesterday evening, either I kept forgetting to review it.
The pattern is New Look 6643, and I give it an A+!
The dress went together very smoothly and quickly, and since I’m used to the New Look patterns, I knew exactly what size alterations to make. Here, I cut an 8 for the front and a 6 for the back; and I didn’t need to change a thing from there. That dress fits like a glove while being very comfortable.
The fabric is a 3-metre cut I got at a sale last year in a Paris store. They were selling 3-metre cuts of “clothing fabric” for 6€. I believe this is a poly-cotton blend. I’m making a pair of pants with the leftover fabric.
This is an easy pattern, but I did learn a new technique with it: creating a back vent. The explanations were very clear. You can see the vent on the side picture (we forgot to take a picture of the back!).
I would love to make that dress again in a Liberty print for next spring.
I love that dress – I always feel elegant and at ease when wearing it, which is saying a lot as I have a critical self-image (who hasn’t), especially when it comes to clothes I’ve made. The V-neck makes it different from the other sheath dresses I own – and from most RTW sheath dresses as well. Another neat feature is the fact that the shoulders are slightly off, oblique rather than straight. It is a discreet, yet graceful detail.
Although I made the dress last spring, I am incorporating it into my autumn wardrobe (especially now that summer has finally reached Paris… 3 months late!). I have been planning a wardrobe for the cold season in black/anthracite and white, with just a touch of colour. I finished sewing another black (knit) dress last week, and there’s a pair of black pants in the making, as well – after that, there’ll be a blouse and a skirt. Then, we’ll see. 🙂
The challenge, as always, shall be to keep it free from kitty hair!