There is something timeless about a little black dress. I made this dress for myself many years ago. The pattern says 1995 which makes this pattern older than my daughter who is wearing it now.
In cleaning out my closet this past summer, my daughter wanted to save this dress from the thrift store. When she decided to dress as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, she new exactly what she would wear. It was fun to get alter this dress this week. It was easy to take this in (quite a bit) to fit her by using the back princess seams. Luckily she is not too much taller than me so the length was okay.
She pulled a tiny tiara off her American Girl doll to complete her look.
I dug through my patterns to find this one. When I found it I was perplexed because my daughter had signed her name on the envelope. I guess she liked this at one time. I used Vogue Pattern 9397. I combined views A and B to make a long dress with straps. I used a polyester crepe for the dress and polyester lining. This is actually machine washable.
Do you have a favorite little black dress? Tell me your story under comments below.