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The perfect little black dress

by Elsa
Mix it up dress

The little black dress should be a staple in any wardrobe, but I didn’t have one. True, I had bought George and Ginger’s Mix It Up pattern for my daughter. The sizing starts at Tween 12 and she loved the keyhole front.

Actually, the first dress I did was for me (sorry, kid!).


Mix-It Up, a dress with multiple variations

No less than 10 front and back possibiities, 5 skirt options and 2 tunic length. And options on your sleeve lengths too.


Mix It up

What’s the most difficult in this pattern is to choose which options you’ll sew!

This is a dress meant for knit; However, you can sew it fully with the serger due to the curves of some of the necklines.


Mix it Up, La Casa Cactus


My little black dress

I chose the Leaf front with the Horseshoe back, cap sleeves and half-circle skirt. Fabric is black milano from Alltissu.


Mix it Up, La Casa Cactus

Actually, I had chosen to sew the high-low skirt, but I didn’t notice it was for a tunic…

I had to re-order some fabric during the sales and cut the right skirt this time.

I didn’t muslin it. I did a size 12 for the bust blended with a size 14 below.


Mix it Up, La Casa Cactus

I will print ALL OF THE OPTIONS to have them on hand if I need another dress. I have a funky fuschia fabric….

All in all, I have been rather busy sewing for me this summer: Kew dress and skorts were really a pleasure to sew.


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