Sunday, November 4, 2012

my LBLTPD (little black lace two piece dress)

Seriously, I don't think I will tire of these two patterns any time soon. An employee dress-up event called for something special, but not so special that I couldn't wear the pieces again in other ways:


                                                   I used Vogue 8815 for the lace peplum top.
I scooped out the neckline a little, and made the top the same way I made this top in knits. No zipper. The seams were all serged to finish. I could not have made an outfit any more quickly. 


After serge finishing the neckline, I just rolled it under and handstitched the finish. I also finished the sleeves and hem the same way. I love that the look of this top can change with different color cami's underneath.


The skirt is Simplicity 2475, with modifications for knits as I have described in previous posts. 

It's pretty doggone cute...it's current and classic at the same time...what's not to love?


So, now my challenge will be to mix it up and wear the pieces in some unexpected ways...
any ideas?




18 comments:

  1. Great party outfit! It looks wonderful on you. Clever idea to make separates and to be able to switch out the camisoles for different color combo's. And now I really feel pressured to decide on my holiday party dress and start sewing.

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  2. Fabulous outfit, Lynne. You were the hit of the night, I am sure. What about the skirt with a white blouse and a cardi or Hot Patterns Riveria jacket? Then the lace peplum top with jeans and cute boots?

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  3. Those are great pieces, and I like the other look, too!

    Just try pairing these pieces with any other clothes you have with different colors.

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  4. I wouldn't think of a lace peplum top as "versatile." But, wow! I love it with jeans!

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  5. The two pieces are beautiful together and apart. Great job!

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  6. You look fantastic and love the idea of separate pieces. The ultimate factor is the versatility.... Great job.

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  7. LOVE the jacket, lace peplum and jeans! amazing look

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  8. What a great outfit! I love the top with the longer under layer and jeans! Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this. Can't wait to see how you refashion the skirt. g

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  9. Is that a green lace top in the second outfit or is it just a trim on the edge? Looks really nice with the black!

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  10. Super cute! I love it dressing up the jeans (probably because that's the only way I'd every get to wear it ;-)
    -your long-lost twin, Knittogether Lyn

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  11. It works great both casual and dressy. I'm loving the look with the jeans and boots!

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  12. This turned out perfectly! Congrats! I love the "dress" look, and the top also looks amazing with the blazer and lime green top. So cute!

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  13. gosh you are adorable...I may have to cut my hair like yours..How much work is it? Is it thick. ? Mine is so thick its like a shag rug as the saying goes

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  14. You are very inspiring and stylish to me - you will certainly rock your work do . DO they all know you sew ?

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  15. VaVAVOOM! You look fabulous, and I agree with those who have commented before me....smart idea to make separates!

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  16. This set is really cute! What a neat idea to create lace separates! lace seems to be the rave this year...I just completed a lace peplum blouse I need to post as well and can't wait to wear too! Your lace tee is a really nice idea as well! Great job on all pieces!

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