Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Project Sewn Week 1 - Little Black Dress

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

Ladies and Gentleman I'd like to introduce you to my entry for Project Sewn's Week 1 Challenge: The little black dress.

Project Sewn is a wonderful online blogger competition with six contestants. Each week there is a different theme and one contestant is eliminated until there are only three people left. I've loved putting my dresses together so even if I get eliminated in week one I'll still be sharing them with you guys here!

Voting
Who stays on in the competition is decided by public vote. So if you like my dress, I'd love it if you'd show your support by voting!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE :) (Scroll to the bottom of the post for the voting)

And make sure you check out the other contestants fabulous outfits. They are simply amazing!

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

When I think little black dress I think, classy, sexy, alluring and timeless. I feel like I could fight crime in this dress. On another note, how awesome would a couture super hero be?

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

My dress was inspired by my recent trip to Italy. Everywhere you looked you were surrounded by beauty; it was almost overwhelming. I purchased this stunning black lace while staying in Florence, and I knew it would be perfect for this challenge.

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

I wanted the lace to be the focus of the dress as it is so beautiful. I made a low back featuring the scalloped edging of the lace.

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

I underlined the front bodice with a cotton lawn and added a detachable lace dickey for extra modesty. Check out my tutorial here on how to underline fabric.

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

The skirt is a silk that has been blended with polyester for extra strength. It is such a forgiving and structured fabric and beautiful to sew with.

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

The dress is closed with an invisible zipper down the centre back, and the armholes are finished with bias binding. 

 Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

I styled the dress with a belt that I bought when I was in Italy. I've always been a sucker for bling and I like the little something extra it adds to the outfit. Below is a picture without the belt. I think it works both ways.

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

This is the first evening dress that I have made since giving birth to my son eight months ago and wearing it is like a breath of fresh air. It's so nice to feel a bit fancy-pantsy and put on a frock that makes you look less like a mum and more like a minx. It sure is a nice change from my pyjamas. Now I just need somewhere to wear it!

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

Julia Bobbin - Little Black Dress

If you like my dress you can vote for me here! Voting closes this Thursday.

Thank you Project Sewn for asking me to be part of this fabulous competition. I am honoured and excited to be included amongst such talent!

64 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I love it.

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  2. You are a beauty to behold!! You're looking glorious, as always, and your dress is UH-MAZING!!! I voted for you and I have to say, I think yours is definitely the best!

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    1. Aw lady, you know how wonderful I think you are! Thank you so much for your kind comments and for voting! The other dresses are amazing and it is such a privilege to be working along side such talented seamstresses!

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  3. It looks gorgeous on you, and you look gorgeous in it! What a match, wow!! Your attention to detail is phenomenal. I voted and really hope you make it to the next round!!

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    1. Thanks so much Tasha! I really appreciate it :)

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  4. This, my dear, is just stunning! You look like a million dollars, I just love the bodice (front and back) details!!!

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    1. Thanks Marie! Yes it's the lace that really sets it off, that's why I kept the skirt simple. Thanks so much for your comment :)

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  5. you are going to smash that challenge! stunning

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    1. Oh you're too kind! Thanks Tanya x

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  6. Va va vooom! You look stunning! Just voted :)

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  7. You look absolutely amazing! I want your dress! I love the back and that lace...perfection!

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    1. Thanks lovely lady! Love your Rooibos by the way!

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  8. Julia,
    This is seriously to die for, and the fact you got the lace in Italy... oh be still my heart!
    Melissa

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    1. Melissa don't even get me started on your dress. Pure wool Vogue? Divine! Thanks so much for your comment :)

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  9. i'm sorry, my jaw is on the floor, i have to go pick it up now.

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  10. Oh, so very pretty Julia! Sashay around in that beautiful dress for a few beats and tickets to the ballet should magically appear!

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    1. Oo Ooo!! That would be wonderful! I shall go back to sashaying :)

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  11. I was awed by this look. You are such a classic beauty -- this dress suits you perfectly.

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    1. There it is, you're now my favourite person for that comment ;) Thanks Michelle x

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  12. Such a classy yet SMOKING HOT way to showcase the lace...and as always, what a masterful fitting job. You've got my vote Ms Bobbin!

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    1. you know, getting the fit right is one of the most important things for me, so this is such a great compliment. Thank you!

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  13. Beeeyooootiful dress! You look just stunning. Off to vote now. :)

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  14. Beautiful and sexy!
    Bravo Julia!
    Voted!

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you used the edge of the lace in the back. I'll be voting for you!

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  16. going to check out the competition and vote but i cant imagine any others looking more awesome than that

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  17. Gorgeous! I already voted for you :)

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  18. Stunning, Julia. You look so beautiful!! I especially love the lace back of the dress - so very elegant.

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  19. Wow ... And very Italian, could definitely see Sophia or Gina in that dress!

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  20. Very impressive - the alignment of the scallops in the lace. (Are they still called scallops if they're in lace?) Wow.

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  21. Gorgeous dress, you are sure to take this competition out!! You look stunning and the construction and fit are perfect!

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  22. Gorgeous!! Got my vote for sure ;)

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  23. Very pretty. Feminine but not over the top.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful! Just the right amount of sexy too!

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  25. Gorgeous dress! The lace edging in the back is just beautiful. You should feel great in this one! Good luck with the contest!

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  26. Just gorgeous! You always handle lace brilliantly!

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  27. Betty Stitchup3 October 2013 01:38

    You got my vote Julia - what a gorgeous dress and you look stunning in it.

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  28. This is so pretty! If this is your first entry, I can't wait to see your last. Coming out the gate strong!! Good luck!

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  29. va va voom, you look stunning in this dress! You are definitely a minx in this dress :)

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the bodice and details. You look great in it! Good luck on the challenge!

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  31. Just incredible. You look totally stunning! x

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  32. Voted!! :) As always, you look amazing - what a lovely way to showcase this beautiful lace, and your fit is IMPECCABLE - no one would guess you had a baby less than a year ago; you look like a starlet :) And I totally second the couture superhero idea - it's about time they gave up the spandex lol.

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  33. Holy shit, both you and this dress look AMAZING. Like, SO AMAZING.

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  34. OH MY GOD I WANT IT SO BAD!!!

    (Just take the bust in a couple of metres for me, wouldja? ;) )

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  36. This is just so beautiful! I love love love it! Make a dinner reservation STAT so you can enjoy this out and about!

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  37. You minx well, good luck
    Noriecreates@wordpress.com

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  38. Lovely lace back Julia! Wonderful! You do look lovely as a Mama & a Minx! xoxo

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  39. OMG! It's perfect! Love your LBD, you have interpreted the black dress in an absolutely fantastic, love, love. Of course, I'm voting you now. Kisses, dear Lady.

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  40. You need a night out in this! You look fantastic. Gorgeous lace and gorgeous dress.

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  41. Beautiful dress and it really reminds me of Italy (Monica Bellucci style). And I admire you for finding the time to sew with your 8-months old. My son is the same age and I just haven't got around sewing yet (since giving birth) :(. Great dresses like yours make me hope, that I can get back to sewing soon :)!

    Zuzana (sewingwithstyle.blogspot.com)

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  42. Wow wow wow wow W.O.W this is so beautiful!! I love the style of it and the back is gorgeous, I've always wanted to make a dress with scalloped lace at the back,but have never really been sure how to do it. This really does look gorgeous! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Gorgeous dress! You look stunning!

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  44. I love the front detail and the color of the bodice. I love grey and it's so classy and elegant paired with the black!

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