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DIY little red dress

My version of the little black dress is the little red dress despite my love of the color black.  I’m one of those people that purchase 99% of my fabric online, so the need to touch and feel the fabric isn’t necessary.  I have a good understanding of how a fabric responds based on the content which Mood Fabrics does a great job of accurately describing. This dress was made using this wool from Moodfabrics.com which is perfect.  It’s med/hvy weight, sews nicely and in addition to a great dress, it would make a great pair of trousers.

This dress was made using this Vogue V8840 pattern which has made so many alteration appearances based on the fact this simple two piece pattern as plain as it is, has endless possibilities.  The alterations made to this pattern were as follows:

-Added 6″ to the length of the pattern
-Added 1″ to the height of the neck in the front only
-Added a 3″ v-cut in the neck
-Added a 4.5″ keyhole to back of the neck
-Added 1″ to the width of the front and back pattern piece
-Added 5″ to the length of the sleeve
-Added a 2″ band to the hem
-Added a bell sleeve by cutting a piece of fabric 16″ wide x 26″ long, fold the fabric in half, sew the ends together and add to the sleeve by pleating.

Dress: DIY
Boots: Shutz
Clutch: Fendi

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