A Gown In A Jiffy!
Believe it or not, this gown falls under the Fabulous Free Pattern Friday heading as it is nothing more than 2 rectangles and a triangle. The front panel that you see below is a rectangle as well as the black accent piece.
Now you can see the triangle.
If you look closely at the above picture, you will see that the top portion of the rectangle is stitched to the waist. A triangle was cut out of the black fabric, which happens to be a slinky knit. The triangle was sewn to the 2 seams. To tie in the black and give the gown a more finished look, I cut a 4" wide band, folded it in half and sewed it to the top of the dress.
To line the dress, I cut another rectangle out of spandex and fitted it to my body. To give support, I added the bra cups just as I did with this tank top. You can find the instructions for adding bra cups HERE.
The spandex piece with the bra cups was then sewn to the top of the dress and flipped inside. The dress has structure without boning!
The straps were created out of beads and crystals that I had on hand.