After 3 failed attempts for the Little White Dress contest, I finally made one that I considered good enough for the contest. Here it is:
It's based on Butterick 6076 from 1999. I had made 2 dresses out of this pattern before (see this post).
I had put additional restrictions on my entry to this contest: only use stash pattern and stash fabrics. I barely had enough of this almost white linen mix fabric for this little dress. Since white linen is quite translucent, I used some remnant white broadcloth for the lining and the foundation (I barely had enough of these as well). I did my usual short waist adjustment and shortened the hem. I lost a little weight so my chest area is not squished anymore.
Here is how I imagine the dress going from the office to a dinner date:
At the Office, I would wear a belt with professional looking shoes and a navy blazer:
For the dinner date, I would take off the blazer, add some jet black self-made necklace and ring and a little black purse:
The versatility of this dress doesn't stop here! With a bouquet, self-made pearl necklace and bracelet and some bling bling shoes, this simple dress can become a simple wedding dress:
I'm pretty happy with this Little White Dress after all the fails and tears. I can finally breathe a sigh of relief! Now I need to go and tackle that pile of mending/repairs that has been growing.....