LBD Sewing Pattern Review: Vogue V1531 & Giveaway

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.

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Pattern: Vogue Patterns V1531, Lialia by Julia Alarcon

Fabric: Black Ponte Knit

Size: 4

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.  

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9 Responses to LBD Sewing Pattern Review: Vogue V1531 & Giveaway

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    Lovely dress and I
    would like it in something
    soft and well draping.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Susan says:

    Lovely look! Although black is classic, I think I would do it up in a rich claret. It would coordinate so well with a lovely swarovski crystal pendant and earring set which was a Christmas present from my husband a couple of years ago. Where would I wear it? The opera, for our next anniversary dinner…

  3. MonicaAD says:

    Suiting … too church :)

  4. Cassandra Edson says:

    I am not sure what I would choose-I’m still learning “what-fabric-goes-with-what-look”. (Since I like your finished look so much, I’d probably go with the same thing, lol!) I think it would make a good dress to wear to dressed up work events.

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  6. Mary says:

    I would make it a navy ponte knit. It would be great if it had a little shimmer and I would wear it to our New Year’s party.

  7. carmen saldana says:

    I think it looks great in black, but I would like to make it in jersey black with white print and the cowl lined with red material.

  8. Ginny Theisen says:

    This is so pretty! Ponte knit is a good choice, so I’d go with that but make mine in a dark navy. I’d also play with bringing in a cap sleeve . I’d wear the cowl draped backwards.

  9. I would see it in a nice black double knit and wear it for New-Years