A couple of weeks ago I made this long black dress and have worn it so often that the black is beginning to fade from washing.
The pattern is the sloper from Pattern Magic, made into an A-line shape. Unfortunately I was about 10cms short and my ankles poke out from underneath, but I’m learning to live with it.
The dress is not intended to be worn on its own, rather it is a layering piece. I am just showing it here so you can see that it’s a bit of a shapeless sack. Underneath floaty evening tops, however, it works really well.
I thought I’d wear it for Me-Made-May as I’ve worn it more in the day than in the evening. Today (day four) I’ve teamed it with a Tammer Shrug, pattern and yarn from Dairing, Melbourne. I also wore the bracken dyed dress underneath to provide some warmth as it’s getting chilly here.
I did a small sway back adjustment and think I could have removed a bit more, but, given that it’s covered up most of the time, I am not concerned about this.
This was a simple make. I did the whole thing on the overlocker, including the turned down neckline and hems, which I coverstitched. This is the perfect long black dress for cooler months and I anticipate wearing it a lot over winter.
In a nutshell: Long black dress modified from Pattern Magic sloper. Fabric is modal and came from the Fabric Store in Auckland. The Tammer Shrug is from a pattern and yarn supplied from Dairing in Melbourne.