I used a Frankenstein of patterns for this one: Burdastyle's Anda pattern for the top, Simplicity 2440 for the bodice (which is the same pattern we used for Kendra's wedding dress!), and the skirt part from my 1-hour dress. It's aliiiiiive!
AND this is the same fabric that I used for another little black dress you might remember...
I went all black for a little more classic look (and then I dressed myself up with some red lipstick and a big bun for the occasion! The ocassion being...taking pictures in front of our closet).
(Guys, taking pictures of yourself is awkward and feels weird. I'm still not over it. The only thing that is more awkward was the time I asked Scott to take the pictures for me. That was way too embarrassing! So instead I just self-timer them all in our room with the door shut, and sometimes it takes me a reeeeally long time to get pictures I feel even halfway comfortable posting on the internet!)
This was the first time I have ever even attempted to work with lace, and it turns out, it wasn't so hard at all! I was a little bit terrified I would rip it at some point and then have to start all over, but I tried to be gentle with it the whole time, and didn't have any problems! In fact, I just sewed it like I would a normal fabric.
And lastly, here's some scary pictures:
I feel like I'm channeling Taylor Momsen a little bit. Except for about a pound less make-up, zero cleavage, and a way better attitude. Oh, and also, I like my parents.
And lucky me, Scott already invited me to a fancy occasion I can wear this to! It's just not until December. Boo. Until then I might just wear it around the house.