Monday, January 10, 2011

SW Tosca - A wonderful Little Black Dress

Post edited to add photos of me wearing the Tosca LBD.   It's hard to photograph black so you can barely see the texture in the fabric. The depth of the armhole, altered for the first dress,  is the same for this dress.  Here I am wearing a lace edged knit camisole that works well under the dress.

What else to do on a cold, snowy day when everything is closed and appointments canceled?    Sew up another Tosca dress in a black synthetic fabric with a wrinkled ribbon look.    I think it's classic in its simplicity - even a dress Audrey Hepburn might wear.

Here is a close-up of the fabric that reminds me of the manipulated synthetics used by one of my favorite designers, Babette SF, in their unique garments.

Here is the dress paired with one of my Babette SF garments, a zip front jacket with waistline tucks in rayon/silk velvet burn-out.    The edges of the collar of the jacket were intentionally left raw.    I love them together and will get some photos of me wearing this posted soon.   Check out more photos on Flickr.


  1. Thanks for the photo of you wearing it. It looks very Audrey Hepburn indeed. Love it! Putting the lace cami underneath was a great idea. I may try this pattern yet.

  2. This is an example of how good your eye is. I didn't like the pattern illustration at all, but made up in the black it is adorable on you.

  3. Oh Terri, you did an awesome job on this dress! You look so beautiful in it!

  4. Terri, the dress is utterly fabulous and perfect with the Babette jacket.