I've had this black dress planned since last May. A perfect, shimmery, LBD. I used the Staple Dress Pattern again. I love the simple casual fit and look, but the fabric gives it a touch of glamour. I think it'd be easy to dress up for a nice event, but it can be dressed down too.
I'm wearing it with a belt to give it a nice cinchy waist, but the three rows of shirring at the waist are great too. I also did the high-low hem to help with the glam. This is the first time I've made a Staple Dress without making any alterations or adding any details.
I used a gorgeous viole from fabric.com that was on sale for around $5 a yard I think. I can't remember exactly since it was so long ago. It's a black fabric with a gorgeous metallic silver shimmer printed on the ride side of the fabric.
I even like how it looks without a belt. I'm in the process of making an awesome blazer that I hope to wear with this and most of my other Staple Dresses.