Can you believe I didn’t have a LBD in my wardrobe? What kind of sewist am I? This had to be remedied fast. Thankfully Fabric Mart had this amazing black ponte in stock and I was perfect for S8330! The pattern does call for woven fabric, but with consideration a woven garment can often be made in a sturdy knit. I based my sizing off of the finished measurements. Read more over on Fabric Marts Fabricista blog.
Simplicity sewing pattern.
Pattern: Simplicity 8330
Pattern Description: A gorgeous open back mermaid style gown or choose a classic little black dress. The sleeveless halter dresses can be made short, long with a leg slit, or with a mermaid tail of tulle. Dresses features an invisible zipper and a button and loop closure on the neck band.
Sizing: 4-12, 12-20 I sewed a 16 front/18 back for the bodice and a 18 front/20 back skirt.
Fabric Used: Black ponte from Fabric Mart
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes, exactly like it.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very
Likes: princess seam bodice, open back option
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: I eliminated the interfacing for the bodice because I used a knit.
Would I sew it again? Maybe, I’d like to sew the open back version.
Would I recommend it to others? Yes, the pattern could be dressed up or down depending on the view and fabric.
Conclusion: The perfect LBD for me.