How to make a black dress
The little black dresses (or VN) became famous thanks to the unique and original Coco Chanel in the Renaissance period after last World War. When first introduced, the VN was a dress a line like the one worn by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany”. Today, has been completely reinvented to include almost any style, as long as you respect the length to cocktail (to the knee) and is black.
Making the dress
Check out magazines or surfing the Internet. Look at different pictures of women are wearing the “little black dress”. Decide what style you want to do. There is much more freedom now that you are not bound by the rules.
Ask a friend to help you take action. You should know the measurements of your arms (circumference if the dress is sleeveless and both circles and long if you’re going to add sleeves) to the distance from your shoulder to your knee, and your waist, bust and hips. This will help you choose a design or design one yourself.
Go to the fabric store. Look in the books of designs to see if any of them look like the dress you want to do. No matter if the product pictured is black or not, you can do it in black. Just select a style with which you feel comfortable.
If you decide to make your own design, draw it. Draw the front and back so you’re completely sure how it will look.
Draw a design in pencil on a large piece of paper. It is probably easier to draw the front and back of the top and the front and back of the skirt separately. You should make the drop waist around your natural waist, so you should take this into account when drawing the top. Place the design on your body to make sure it fits properly. You should draw the parts around the neck and sleeves about 1/4 inch larger and the areas around the bust and skirt around 5/8 inches bigger. This is known as a seam allowance so that later, if necessary, can do a hem or give more shape to your dress (though a little black dress does not need much so).
Choose a fabric. Cotton is fairly easy to work for those with little sewing experience. Satin is the most difficult. Decide which fabric works best for you . Make sure you have enough to make your dress (remember it will include front and back).
Buckle with pins on fabric, paper design or design you have done that you bought and cut. Alternatively, you can use chalk to draw the design if you want to reuse.
Sew the pieces of fabric cut. Sige design steps, or first sew the front and back of the top and then her skirt. Finally sew the top to the skirt. You can use a sewing machine or sew by hand, although it is easier conceguir a point with a sewing machine.
Sew the hem of the skirt. Decide how long is appropriate then to put it on your body. Remember, the little black dress length must be just below the knee. Cut the fabric to the desired length, then fold the fabric to about an eighth of an inch and sew it. Do the same with the neck and sleeves for a more fine. Maybe you want to sew the hem parallel lines to avoid accidental tears.