V9075 Summer Dress + The “LBD”

V9075 Summer Dress + The “LBD”

Hola Chicas!

I’ve been in the mood for a dress…or TWO!

Naturally, since I just finished up this V9075 jumpsuit, this was the next thing on my To-Do List!  There are so many good dress patterns out there, but V9075 is on my obvious choice.

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Day 1:  Sleeveless V9075, View A.

This is my summertime, lightweight crepe dress.  It’s a shirtweight to be exact & it’s perfect for warmer weather!  Cobalt blue doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.  Every girl needs some blue in her life!  There’s just something about it….

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This came together pretty quickly.  I love the skirt length!  I actually think the fabric is so lightweight that the gathered waist isn’t as defined or BULKY as I had hoped.  This shirtweight material is NOT forgiving, hence no pics of the BACK of this dress! Back pics expose my back fat.  Not a fan…

This was my first successful gathered skirt, & I’m happy with it nonetheless. It’s perfect for Summer… back fat and all!

V9075 View A

V9075 View A

Alterations:

  • I used the same alterations as the jumpsuit, by adding to the length of the bodice, no lining etc.
  • Attempted to make a v-neck – the end result was more round.

Day 2:  Now… with Sleeves!

(Like…the very next day!  No lie.  Before I finished the 1st one, I knew the 2nd was soon to follow) 

I used a thicker crepe, in black, this time.

SIDENOTE:  I love sewing with crepes!  There’s so many options and the texture is so versatile.

I made this one for the cooler months, as the crepe is a bit thicker and I opted to add sleeves this time around too.  Confession – I love wearing black.  I try to break out and wear other, more vibrant colors, but black is my tried & true.  It never fails.

The heavier fabric is more forgiving!! No exposed rolls = success!!

V9075 View A

V9075 View A

Naturally, I love you the pockets on this dress.  It makes it functional for more casual days, but it’s still dressy for date night.

V9075 View A

Alterations:

  • Same as the jumpsuit, no changes to the neckline.

The pattern makers say this is ‘very easy vogue’ but anything asking for a zipper is on the intermediate side of things for me.

Elastic = very easy!  Zippers & Lining = Intermediate.

Little Black Dress

I can’t remember the last time I went into a sewing project knowing exactly what I wanted and had the opportunity to finish it so quickly.  It felt SOOOOO good!!  Each dress took me about…. 4 hours or so to complete.  It was the best weekend I’ve had in a LONG TIME!!! (tons of sewing, peace & quiet).  It really is………… priceless! 🙂

I have a few things on my next list of To-Do’s… Keep ya posted!

Until Next Time,

XOXO 🙂

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