So I lied to myself when I said I wont make myself another maternity dress (but i swear this is the last one!). I was looking through my pinterest boards for next sewing inspiration, and I couldnt help but wanting this outfit – its so cute!
This is the dress I made:
I used black rayon twill for the body and a fake leather fabric (very light) for the band. It is extremely comfortable and didnt take long for me to make. I actually made an effort to make sure the hem is leveled with my tummy underneath this time (though i made this 2 weeks ago so now its a little high in the front again). The pattern is the top part of the usual Burda Daniel dress, except I did not sew the dart together and just gathered them. The skirt is flared with pleats, and I put an elastic through the bottom of the top part to clinch it in a little.
It seems like a pity that I would wear this for a max of 6 weeks after making it. But oh well, I am glad I did. It is such a comfortable yet classy dress, i really love wearing it and probably do every other 3 days. I thought about making it breast feeding friendly, but decided that I’ll just heavily alter the dress after the baby comes out.
Here’s the little bolero:
Then after that, I thought I needed a little black cardigan to go with it. My coworker who cleaned her place out for a move had given me some really nice black cashmere yarn (along with other nice yarn). There were 2 balls of Filtes Rosina, (70%merinos 30% cashmere), and added to total of 328 yards. I took a risk and started a small cardigan with them, luckily – by the time all the yarn were used up, the cardigan was at a place that can be finished off! I followed the pattern Feather and Clouds. I made some modification like shorter sleeves, stopping right below the bust, and stopping the collar/front band once I ran out of yarn. After stretching it out a little with blocking, it fits very well 😀
This reminds me a little of the outfit along run by Andi and Lauren, but I didnt quite get started with the projects until after its over! oh wells.
Here’s the entire outfit together! i wish the weather was cooler because this totally looks even awesomer with my black stockings and boots. but looks close to inspiration outfit anyways, eh??? I tried my best to put on my “bitch-face”, so the package is quite complete 🙂
12 thoughts on “Black Babydoll Dress with Little Black Bolero”
You gotta work on your “bitch-face”. 😛
lol, only if my photographer would stop making me smile so much 🙂
Wow! I love it even more than the inspiration!
thank you! thats quite a compliment!
You are so stinkin’ cute!! And you make the knockoff to perfection, great job! I’ll be interested to see how you alter it for breastfeeding too, even though I’ve been done with that for a few months. We think we’re done having kids (2 is plenty for us!), but you just never know for sure! 😉
hahahaa, same with us! 🙂 i will if by next summer I am still brestfeeding – gotta squeeze as much use out of this dress as I can!
That is too cute!!! You are extremely creative and always make nice outfits.
aww thank you!
Really chic! I love the band on the bottom, it really brings the style up a couple notches
thank you! All thanks to the inspiration for the idea!