While watching TV, do you ever think about what you would wear in a certain scene? I do this a lot. I do this probably a bit more than is healthy. One recent example of this happened while I was watching the series finale of Schitt’s Creek.
In the finale, David and Patrick get married in a stunning black and white themed wedding. I, of course, wondered what I would wear if I were a guest at this wedding. I have a love-hate relationship with white clothing. I love the way it looks but I hate the way I spill everything, from makeup to food, on it. So I would have to find a cute black dress to wear. The problem is that I didn’t really have anything cute and formal enough to wear in simple black. So off to the sewing machine I went! This dress is a take on the Simplicity 1873 fit and flare dress in a black shantung dupion fabric provided by Minerva.com .
This fabric is an absolute stunner! Unlike some other special event fabrics, it’s easy to work with and I had no issues with snags or fights with the sewing machine. Because the inside of the fabric is satin, it looks and feels so rich and luxurious. I love that the texture on the fabric keeps it more interesting than just your typical little black dress. Originally I made the dress exactly as the pattern shows, but once I was done I decided that I wanted to show off this fabric a bit more. I cut 7 inches off the bottom hem, so that it looks more like a long pleated peplum, and added a new skirt. As a nod to the Rose family, I inserted pockets made from Morrocaine Crepe Rose printed fabric, also provided by Minerva.com. To top the whole thing off, I wore my rainbow flower crown, which was made with Dollar Store flowers, hot glue, and a headband. Now, I’m just waiting for an event to show off my Schitt’s Creek Dress!