Monday, May 23, 2016

The Finally Finished Forties LBD












Yes, that's right, finally finished! I have been working on this one dress for weeks! The amazing silky rayon was tedious to work with but a joy to wear. I worked slowly, taking my time with each step and binding the interior seams with rayon seam binding. I am not a patient person, and am a very impatient seamstress, so I am so ridiculously pleased this project is finished! Now I can finally move onto making other things, and I do have oh so many things on my list to make!

I really wanted to finish this dress to wear it with this fabulous flower topped straw hat I found over the winter. When I ordered it I thought it was much smaller but it turned out to be larger and even more HAT (you know, capital H hat) than I thought I'd be! It was so fun to wear, even if it is a hard hat to store. The other debuts I designed this dress around include my wonderful two toned Garnet's from Remix shoes, and the ivory celluloid dress clips. I wanted a dress with a higher sweetheart neckline just so that I could wear it with dress clips! I plan on making some matching fabric bows to wear pinned on too, in addition to hunting down a pair of rhinestone dress clips for more fancy occasions!

Next on my sewing project list is a classic black circle skirt and I can't wait to start as it will be a breeze compared to this fussy rayon! Worth it in the end? I suppose so, it would be good to have a basic LBD for each era!

I hope you all have a great start to the week :)

Dress: Made by me
Belt: Target
Shoes: Remix Shoes
Jewelry, Handbag, & Hat: Vintage

20 comments:

  1. Great LBD! I'm going to make one for my wardrobe soon, too. :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Can never go wrong with a little black dress!

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  2. hello,ciao...this dress is super,super Super chic! well done! the entire outfit is breathtaking...the shoes are very charming...a great applause for you...cheers!

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  3. Stunning. As soon as I saw the first image I though "That is *my* dream LBD!". Now I know what I want! Truly fabulous. Love the hat and clips too!

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    1. Thank you Tanith! I originally wanted a different neckline but the pattern wasn't working, in the end I am happy with how it all turned out :)

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  4. You've outdone yourself Bianca! I love the authentic details, you've really done such a smashing job. Super duper hat and shoes too, that's quite the chic outfit x

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    1. Thank you Porcelina! The shoes are so comfortable too, I can't wait to get another pair of Re-mixs!

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  5. Oh my goodness, it's gorgeous!! The shoulder tucks are just darling <3
    I need to get off my butt and design a cute dress!

    Carla, Tiny Angry Crafts

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    1. Thank you Carla! I needed some detail on such a simple dress so I'm glad you like the little tucks :)

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  6. Ah, the little black dress is so classic. Lovely job on this, the little pleats at the shoulders and ivory dress clips are a nice touch. I just picked up a pair of green dress clips at a flea market that could be Bakelite but I need to test them.
    -Emily

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    1. Thank you Emily! I am just getting into dress clips, green bakelite sounds divine!

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  7. Stunning! Head turning, show stoppingly stunning. This whole outfit is a thing of timeless beauty and elegance.


    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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  8. What a perfect hat for blossom season, it is absolutely divine, I would love to find something similar! This is such an elegant dress, I love how it looks as a day dress but I can definitely picture it worn as evening wear with rhinestone dress clips or a fur stole for that noir vixen look.

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    1. Thank you Harlow! It was a lucky find on etsy for sure :) I'm glad you think the dress will work for evening too as that's just why I chose such a lovely fussy rayon so that it would be appropriate for night time too!

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  9. This dress is amazing and looks great on you. You've done a great job ;)

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  10. This is such a lovely looking dress. The shoulder tucks are a great detail. It is perfect paired with the dress clips and that amazing hat.

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