It’s been quiet over here, but I assure you, I’ve been busy sewing up a storm getting ready for the spring and summer. As usual Lil Luxe Collection has come to the rescue. Remember the Starlight City girl’s dress? Jess and Angie worked together to size up the gorgeous Starlight City dress for teens and ladies sizes.
This amazing pattern is designed for knit fabrics so it’s so comfortable. It feels like you are out and about in a cloud. One thing you should know when you choose your fabric is that it is really really important to use a 4 way stretch for the bodice. The reason for this is the unique twist in the back. I used a jersey knit and in my opinion is perfect for this dress.
The twist is strategically designed to sit right at the bra strap. Awesome, right?! You can wear a stunning open back dress and you don’t even need to find a special bra. Depending on the print you chose, this dress can go from a flowy beach dress to a night out on the town.
The waist band has a soft elastic encased for extra structure and support. It also helps keep the pretty shape of the dress, and accentuate the waist. There are several options with this dress too.
- The top and skirt can be made as separates
- The sleeves can be short or 3/4 like mine
- The skirt can be body con, short and gathered, or maxi
My plan is to make the separates next. I’m thinking to make a black/navy top, and a floral maxi skirt. For now though, I’m wearing this dress every chance I get.
Just a warning, be prepared to get lots and lots of compliments. The Starlight City was released on Monday and will be on sale just for a week. Lil Luxe Collection doesn’t have sales very often so be sure to snap this up for you or your teen!
Thanks Jess and Angie for this beautiful pattern! Credit for the photos goes to my talented friend Todd Allaria.