More than any time of the year the last few months require us to have a little black dress to wear to holiday office parties, family gatherings, or watching the local Nutcracker ballet. We’ve have our very own editors showing off their version of the LBD. Some are black, others are a bit more colorful, but all are appropriate for a festive night out on the town.
Fabric: Black Ponte Knit
The Backstory: When I imagine my perfect LBD, I see it as being versatile. I want to be able to dress it up and down and wear it multiple ways throughout all seasons. I choose to make Vogue 1531 because it checked all of my LBD boxes.
Any Adjustments: Shortened the hem 3”. Omitted lining, zipper, skirt vent and cowl drawstring.
This dress had many pattern pieces and I was surprised at how fast I was able to sew it up. With the use of stretchy ponte knit I was able to omit the zipper totally, which saved some time and effort. I love all the ways I am able to wear the cowl and style the dress differently. I love pairing this dress with tights in the winter and wearing the cowl draped like a scarf.
BONUS GIVEAWAY: One of our favorite things about this dress is that it looks great on a variety of body types. Comment below for a chance to win a copy of this pattern in size 12-20! Please tell us what fabric you would use and where you’d wear this dress! On Tuesday, Dec 19, we’ll pick one random winner.