Skip to main content

Vatsla's Little Black Knit Dress

Hi Fashionistas!

I hope you are doing fashionably well! The month of May is typically a busy month for my family and I. We celebrate Mother's day, my birthday and wedding anniversary all in the same month.

Typically, we take our annual trip around this time.. but honestly, this year it seems like we have just been taking it one day at a time. So given it's my birthday month, I figured I would sew up a cute Little black dress.



This is a very easy modified version of McCall's 6886. I cut view C, and self drafted the flounce. Instructions on how to draft a flounce are included at the end of the post.


The fabric is a textured double knit that can be found HERE. I like that this fabric is sturdy like a ponte knit, but has more than a moderate stretch. I love the way this dress feels on! I'll be making my daughter a matching skater skirt soon!


If you want to make this, use view C of McCall's 6886. Decide where you want the flounce to be. You could self draft the flounce using my tutorial HERE (a flounce and peplum are drafted the same way, so instead of using your waist measurement, you would use the circumference of wherever you want the flounce to attach.)



This really is a quick and easy project. I made this the same day as the fabric arrived. I had NO intentions of sewing that day, but I had just picked my kid up from preschool and as soon as I saw that box on my porch, my plans changed. 


Here is the back view. Just check out the photobomb! She thinks she is such a diva! :) Hehe



For the makeup, I kept is simple yet bold. A red lip and dark eye makeup. That's it! 


I coverstitched the neckline and the sleeves and left the hem raw. This fabric does not fray. If you don't have a cover stitch machine, you can do a beautiful cover hem using a twin needle. Check out my tutorial on that HERE


I hope you enjoyed my DIY project and that this inspired you to sew :)

Until next time!
XOXO


Comments

  1. Gorgeous dress vatsla. And great tutorial for the peplum too. Enjoy your birthday.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the dress!
    Lee

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the style. Very simple but elegant. Looks great on you. Happy birthday and anniversary to you!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment! All comments are reviewed before posting to help us eliminate spam. Your comment will be posted within 24 hours.

Popular Posts You Might Like

Made by a Fabricista: Inspired by Ready to Wear

Do you see cute clothes in stores or online and think to yourself "I can make that!"? It happens to me often! I was a pretty big clothing shopper before I began sewing. And though I still buy clothes when I find a great deal, I usually end trying to recreate the outfit instead of buying. That is what happened with this jumpsuit. This black and white jumpsuit leaped out to me when I was scrolling through the gram. If you know me I love black and white, stripes and jumpsuits, so it's no surprise this was love at first sight.When I saw this Be Stripe Back Jumpsuit by Kiomios I immediately thought of McCalls 8047 as the overall shape is similar. I sewed the bottoms straight from the pattern. Yes, I could've added slant pockets like the inspiration photo, but I didn't want to add any bulk. I did however alter the bodice to achieve the looser fit of the RTW outfit. I made the following changes:added 1" at the center foldadded 2" to the hemadded 1.5" to t…

Made by a Fabricista: Inspired by Athleisure

Hey all!  I hope you are all healthy, happy, and sewing!  With this craziness of CoVID, I figured at some point this school year, I will be quarantined due to exposure to the virus.  To get through that time, I decided to make something unbelievably comfortable and also cute.  Right?  Fabric Mart usually has athletic fabric and when I am in the mood to sew it up, I snatch it up!  I've never, ever been disappointed in this fabric selection.  Here is a link so you can explore.  Activewear selectionThis white and pink I used are active wear, not swimwear.  Using swimwear for clothing might drape a little differently, so try it out prior to your full commitment.  In other words, purchase a bit extra and make a muslin.  It helps!  Let's start with the white top.  It is a very simple design, and I've used this style/pattern numerous times and I knew it would fit.  Because the fabric is so stretchy I used SewkeysE tape at the shoulders, necklines, and hemlines.  My serger made q…