The '20 dresses project': black cotton sateen dress / Le 'projet 20 robes': robe en satin de coton noir

Dress pattern Style 1528 made up in black cotton sateen / Patron de robe Style 1528 réalisé en satin de coton noir

Hi everybody,

2017 is coming to an end and so is my '20 dresses project', so I will keep it short if I want to post all the remaining dresses of my silly challenge (to sew 20 dresses out of the same pattern in 2017) in the upcoming days.

Here is dress #15 in the challenge: the black cotton sateen dress

The dress and the fabric:

For this dress, what I had in mind was a simple black dress, with an utilitarian, almost uniform like feel. As you can see there is absolutely no embellishment to it, it's just a well sewn A-line dress which is like a blank canvas that you can accessorize with any kind of shoes, jewelry, etc.

This one is made up in a wonderful black cotton sateen that has to be appreciated in person. The fabric is from Maiyet, a designer I've discovered when Fabric Mart had a lot of Maiyet fabrics in stock a while ago. I bought quite a few of them (silks, cottons, synthetics, etc.) and I was never disappointed, all of them are superb quality.

This particular cotton sateen has substance and good drape, it is 100% cotton with no stretch and is just so well suited for the pattern. I wore this dress quite a bit and the fabric holds up beautifully and doesn't wrinkle much.

There were no modifications to the pattern, except for the skirt panels where the flare is reduced compared to the original pattern. 

I wasn't sure my camera would capture the texture of the fabric, but luckily it did and you can see the subtle shine of the sateen. Have I mentioned this fabric is just beautiful?

I will leave it there for dress #15.  There is not much to add and the pictures pretty much speak for themselves.

See you soon for another post about the '20 dresses project'!


  1. Ah, another simple black dress. This will be in your wardrobe forever. Beautifully done.

    1. Thank you Vicki! It is actually one of my favourite in the bunch - it makes me feel good about myself.


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