Do you have a LWD or little white/off white dress? If so, don't you love it? If not, get one!
I love the simplicity of all three dresses! You can accessorize to your heart's content and wear great shoes!
I choose Vogue 9092 for my version:
You can see from the line drawings there are MANY possibilities! I made the dress but simply added the sleeves from A and left off the little flappy things for the faux pockets. This is a very easy custom fit pattern and I really love these patterns! No guess work on the bust adjustments. Some brilliant person already did the math and now we get to reap the rewards!
Since I had made this pattern before, and that it is very simple, I decided to make a few changes just so I can continue to improve my sewing skills!
First, I lined the entire thing by cutting white lining fabric I purchased at Hancock's and treating both layers as one. Do me a favor and don't do this, ever! What a pain in the butt! I'm wondering if I should take the entire thing apart and redo the lining.
Other than the addition of the lining and sleeves, I did the same neckband application I used the first go around. The pattern calls for purchased bias tape that is applied and acts as a facing. While this can be just fine, I don't like it nearly as well as other finishes and I decided to use the neckband. This is hand-stitched on the inside to keep it in place.
Let's talk about all the frustration these darts caused me! Since I had two layers of fabric and I thought I had so very carefully cut both layers so they were the same size and since I used a mountain of pins to make sure everything stayed put, well, it didn't and these darts caused me to want to burn this thing! I had dimples at the darts no matter how well I pressed, resewed, etc. I finally decided to sew the lining darts separate from the main fabric darts and hope for better results and I got just that, better!
The ivory fabric is a suiting from Fabric Mart. It was a designer fabric and lovely to work with! It's washable and dryable too! Yippee!
I guess I should clarify that my dress is off-white, or winter white. I do plan on wearing this in the fall and winter as the weather allows! How cute with boots, tights, and a jean jacket! Are you feeling this like I am?
I think I really like my winter white dress. It's comfortable, and can be styled up or down with reckless abandon.
Thanks for reading!