You already saw a preview of this dress in my Singapore post (which it has come to my attention should have been called Self Stitched Singapore, not me made, but never mind!). This is the dress version of the tunic top I made previously - Burda Style 05/2011 104.
It's a very basic dress but ideal for so many occasions and is made from black stretch silk, I've already worn it many times. Instead of my usual tie belt I made an obi style belt which suddenly seem to be everywhere and liked it so much I went out and purchased two more (from Zara I think) so I can change the look depending on my mood.
One is black leather with bronze studs in it and the other has grey python print and red ties for a pop of colour. I have to confess I have discovered that obi belts can make you very hot, but they do encourage you to sit up straight as well! I plan to wear these belts with different tops and jackets if it ever gets cooler.
|Obi belt pattern from BS 06/2009 - 110, the mid section is interlined with stiff canvas.
You've already seen the casual dressed down with flats version so here it is marginally more dressed up and with different belts. As always with black (and my lousy photos) it is hard to see the details - sorry!
|With the matching belt I made.
|With the leather studded belt.
|With the grey / red python belt.