Wardrobe Planning with Ann: Summer’s LBD

Ann has a new summer LBD!  This dress was needed for last-minute summer invites and date night with hubby.
But of course this dress has lots of versatility- it will also serve as a swimsuit cover-up and a duster.

Eyelet says summer so it was a great option for this LBD.  This eyelet (Sold Out) is 100% cotton and has a beautiful scallop border that frames the neckline nicely.  And black is a great backdrop to show off bold accessories.

Ann started with her block that she used for the red lace top and skirt. The neckline was changed from jewel to a deep V.  The skirt morphed into an A-line and was also lengthened into a maxi.  Ann decided to use a concealed button front for ease of getting in and out.  The waist inset with a tie belt defines her waistline.

Ann’s mood board is always the jump-off point for inspiration.  Details that we love are incorporated into the final garment.  This is how Ann’s personal style comes to life.

Muslin Stage

After we decided on the design changes Ann made the muslin.
The only tweaks I suggested was to bring in and raise the armhole.

The scalloped edges were used at the neckline and sleeve hem.

The concealed snap buttons.

Ann also created button covers to use when the dress is worn open.
Watch Ann’s Youtube Video here for a demo on making theses.

The seams were incased with bias tape.

And of course, pockets!!

Worn as a duster…
 with the Red Sailor Shorts

T-shirt with Jeans

Daytime look with a Denim Dress

Nighttime look with another LBD.

Worn as a swimsuit cover-up on a recent vacation

See all of the fabrics and notions for the Summer LBD here.
Next up we will be transitioning into the new fall fashion season-Texas Style!!

And as Ann always says, “I hope you get inspired to create something EXTRAordinary 😉


  1. August 9, 2019 / 5:35 am

    And this dress is Extraordinary! Beautiful fabric used to make a gorgeous, flattering and versatile dress

  2. Ann Ngo
    August 9, 2019 / 10:35 am

    Very fun project! Thank you for walking me through my concerns with the plunging neckline. You showed me all the different possibilities of how it can be worn – thank you Roz! 🤗

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