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The Little Black Victory Dress

Late last summer, or it could have even been autumn, I won a prize through the lovely Maria from Velosewer and Manerva Crafts.  To say I was somewhat surprised was an understatement because I don't win anything usually.  I was also delighted with my win despite popping said prize straight into the cupboard for six months.  The onset of winter did however give me time to ponder the dress and how it would fit into my wardrobe.  Come spring I still wasn't ready to cut into the pretty floral fabric but was ready to try the pattern and so what you see here is the results of my win and six months worth of planning.

The pattern, Nicola by Victory Patterns, is a new one to me, so I was quite unsure of the fit.  I spent quite some time with my tape measure adjusting the pattern for the perfect fit and even redrawing the bodice grading between sizes.  I read that this neckline is quite low cut so I added a small amount of width here as well.

The fabric I chose is a black crepe that I pick…

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