I made myself a little black dress.
Well mostly black. That still counts, yes?
Deby over at So Sew Easy has come up with a pattern that can easily be used to put a twist on the little black dress. The Colorblock dress. I made mine with a solid black side panel and a fun, but neutral print in the center.
The dress is designed to be fitted, I was running right in between sizes I was feeling generous with myself so I went with the lower size, going up would ease your fit I’m sure.
I think the pattern does allow for a variety of looks. I sewed up a going-out style Colorblock, but with a different knit and up a size you could easily have a dress with a very different feel.
I think it would be fun to try it with a sweater knit, or something a little more suited to the fall weather, paired with a cute cardigan. I’m behind in my Fall weather prep- I like to hold on to the very last of the summer for as long as possible!
The dress came together really quickly, all of pieces and panels matched up nicely. Some experience with knit would help since you are working around curves. As with all knit projects gentle without a lot of tugging and pulling will get you the best result.
The Colorblock is the So Sew Easy’s pattern of the month this August. Find out more about the pattern HERE.
I was provided a free copy of this pattern as part of the Colorblock pattern tour.