The little black dress! Where did it originate from? And what is it’s purpose and appeal? That is what I’m going to find out, along with designing a little black dress pattern from scratch!
The sketch of the proposed design. In the works
Cutting the bodice on the bias. going to have to practice on different material before I touch the black jersey.
What the pattern looks like. haven’t got there yet!
The book I’ll be referring to for this project is a Third Edition (Pattern Making for fashion design) by: Helen Joseph-Armstrong. I picked up this book while I was taking sewing classes from my local College (Chinook College) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2001 to 2003. unfortunately I don’t think they offer these same classes anymore. You’d have to check the College out.
I refer to this book concerning cowl neck line and on the bias.
I’ve draped my black fabric on Gillian to see how it falls. I even added a necklace and I decided to make the hem different. I find this design has evolved since I first started this project.
More pictures to come.