Monday, September 17, 2018

Agnes in Black Lace

I've never yet owned a little black dress. 
That is, until now.
As soon as I saw the Black Paisley Lace Fabric at Minerva Crafts
I knew it'd be perfect as an overlay on a dress. I just needed to pick the pattern.
For the bottom layer I chose a soft bamboo cotton jersey from Sew Lovely Fabrics.

After some deliberation I settled on the Agnes Dress by Halla Patterns
It was swingy and seemed to have enough fabric to accommodate a growing baby belly. 

I did have to hack the Agnes Dress pattern a little.
Because I wanted to do sleeveless and double layered, I chose to use the burrito roll method (you can find a good tutorial here!)

The dress is comfy and will be perfect for dates or special occasions. 

I'm thinking I can add a shrug or cardigan in the colder months as it's often cold up here. 

A bit of a story here: 
I sewed this up in the Spring when I was about 17 weeks pregnant, got the pictures taken at 22/23 weeks (I was on semi bed rest), edited them, and then I ended up in the hospital on bed rest for 12 weeks. That's why I'm finally posting about it now!
In the meantime we had a handsome little man who was born at 35 weeks by scheduled c-section, and I'm slowly getting back into sewing and blogging. 

This dress hasn't gotten much wear other than the pictures yet but I'm looking forward to being able to wear it when I'm done nursing my new little man. 

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