Join Glenda the Good Stitch in a Sew Along, featured in SureFitAcademy.com.
The Little Black Dress dates back centuries to queen Victoria, when her beloved husband Albert passed away. She wore black for the remainder of her life. And of course throughout the centuries, designers like Coco Chanel, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Dior, have designed their own take on this dress.
And as Sarah Jessica Parker, whose fashion choices have been tracked since her "Sex and the City" days, believes so strongly in the little black dress, that she launched a collection called SJP LBD at Bloomindale's. She said, 'We really wanted to make the point that this is for all people at all times of the day. That's the job of the little black dress."
Glenda the Good Stitch has the Sure-Fit Designs version of the Little Black Dress in her Sew Along, found at SureFitAcademy.com. By clicking the link, you'll see the LBD video highlights describing the details included in the 19-lesson Sew Along.
The details are definitely difficult to see in this photo, so here's another close-up:
When you participate in the Sew Along, you'll receive:
- 19 highly detailed video lessons
- How to measure
- How to draw the blueprint
- How to design the pattern
- How to sew it all together
- Step-by-step detail in Glenda's precise demonstrations
- 24/7 access to your course
- Available for a life-time...no expiration
- See details for the optional hem flounce
- See details for the optional designer belt
A few facts you (probably) didn't know about the History of the LBD:
- Coco Cuff// Chanel's little black dress of 1926 actually had white cuffs.
- La Vie En Noir// A little black dress was Edith Piaf's signature look. She always chose styles with long sleeves to hide the scars from 3 serious car crashes.
- Needle-to-Know// In Balenciaga's collections, he included one black dress that he personally made entirely by hand.
- Slippery Strap// During a 1956 press conference announcing the Marilyn Monroe film ' The Prince and the Showgirl', the strap on her slinky LBD gave way, causing quite a sensation and that incident was subsequently written into the script.
- Royal Lore// When Lady Diana Spencer wore a tight, strapless black dress fro her first post-engagement appearance with Prince Charles in 1981, the British tabloids responded with 'cleavage' headlines.
- Breakfast at Tiffany's// And one that you probably already know, Audrey Hepburn, in Breakfast at Tiffany's epitomized the LBD.
Happy drafting and sewing!
Glenda the Good Stitch