Weekends are usually the time when I take a few hours and sew something just for me or my wee one. I love taking the time to make something fun and creatively fulfilling. For this weekend project I have a wedding to attend in a week and I was looking to make a dress that is simple and elegant. It is a small event and I thought the simpler the better. I'm pulling inspiration from Audrey Hepburn and sticking to a LBD (Little Black Dress).
Here is a quick sketch of what I had in mind.
Fabric: Ponte de Roma $8.25/Meter
Content: 90% Polyester, 5% Rayon, 5% Spandex
Source: Telio Fabrics, Toronto
Ponte is one of my favourite fabrics to work with. I find it extremely easy to sew and very forgiving to any mistakes that might happen. Ponte is a little studier than a jersey/tee-shirt knit but still has great stretch. One of my favourite things about it is that there is no wrong side to the fabric because it is what they call double faced. It is flattering and really comfortable to wear. It also has a slight sheen to it which really helps to dress it up.
And Ta Da!
This entire dress took me about 50 minutes from start to finish to cut out, sew, hem, and press.
Total cost of materials: (Drum roll please!)