The 1956 All Black Dress – More Pics!

So many of you asked to see some closer photos of last weeks 1956 All Black Dress on me to see more detail, so I took some today!  Here goes:

front neckline notch – R upper bodice welt – kimono sleeve


L lower skirt welt – L side invisible zip
Look- new fence pickets!  I’ve been priming and painting these in my spare non-sewing time, this is only a fraction of what is to be done and they take forever!!
waistline – there is a CF bodice seam and double darts on the skirt providing additional waist suppression


I looovve this pattern because it gives me a waistline that really doesn’t exist!
double proof!

I’ve worn this dress a few times already, and although it is really comfortable the sleeves have some drag lines from my [square] shoulders. However if I eliminated this on the pattern there wouldn’t be much underarm length, so perhaps kimono blocks suit sloping shoulders better anyway.  The draping doesn’t bother me really – and probably disguised the looseness in the upper chest that I did not even notice until LinB (thanks Lin!) clarified the difference between Junior Miss and Miss sizing – the bustpoint is high and the waistline is almost perfect on my short waist!  I will run the front neckline-to-bust darts a bit longer when I have black thread on the machine next.

OK, I will never get around to it, if I’m honest…

Happy sewing weekend, my friends!

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13 thoughts on “The 1956 All Black Dress – More Pics!

  1. Your dress looks great and the fit seems good to. Thank you for sharing the details, they are helpful as we learn from them.



  2. Beautiful! What great details. I was just thinking what a teensy tiny waist you have – why did you “out” yourself? LOL. It's a great dress on you!


  3. You are so very pretty. That's really all I could think when I saw these photos, and such a beautiful dress, too. Thanks for sharing the details.


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