Little Red Dress - Adrienne M Nixon
Adrienne M Nixon Fashion Designer Birmingham Alabama
Adrienne M Nixon Fashion Designer Birmingham Alabama
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little red dress

Little Red Dress

Hey ya’ll!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and everyone will be wearing red. I know I will be hehehehehehe. I have no idea what I’ll be doing as of right now but I’ll be ready for whatever. Let me show you my first little red dress:


I didn’t realize how many red dresses I had in my collection until I was ready to make a new one. I love this dress. One of my sewing friends says that ruching hides a multitude of sins. I totally agree lol

little red dress

I LOVE the ruching on this dress. It’s actually what drew me to this particular pattern. I think it would look really pretty in contrasting colors. I don’t have a defined waist but this gives the slight illusion of one. I’ll take it!


I kept my accessories and shoes minimal. These rose gold sandals are just perfect. 

I have to give a HUGE shout out to my daughter Kayla for taking such awesome pictures of her mommy. Not too shabby for a 17 year old. Seriously, she is REALLY getting good with the camera. 


Custom Dress: Adrienne M. Nixon

Shoes: Unknown

Hair: Shunta iStyle Salon (220 Old Towne Rd. Vestavia, AL 35216 205-423-5525 or 205-516-0067) for

Photography: Kayla Nixon



For those of you who sew, here is a review:

Pattern Description: Very close-fitting pullover top, tunic and dresses have front princess seams, ruched front panel, sleeve and neckline variations. A, C: Draped collar. D: Wide collar, contrast sides/sleeves. A: Long sleeves. B: Short sleeves. C: Sleeveless. D: Three-quarter length sleeves.

Pattern Sizing: 6-14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow? VERY easy

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved all the ruching on this pattern. 

Fabric Used: ITY

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made view C but did NOT like the neckline. It felt constricted so I took it off. I also tapered the bottom of the dress. 

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don’t think I will make this one again but if you like this style, go for it!

Conclusion: Great pattern and a great addition to my wardrobe. 



  • Dara/ 01.02.2017Reply

    Very Pretty, Adrienne! Happy Sewing!

    • admin/ 06.02.2017Reply

      Thank you Dara!

  • Ginger/ 02.02.2017Reply

    Beautiful dress and you look awesome in it. By the way what is the pattern.

    • admin/ 06.02.2017Reply

      Thank you! I’ll look it up and get it to you. It’s a McCall’s but I can’t remember the number.

    • admin/ 08.02.2017Reply

      Thank you! It’s a McCall’s pattern I’ll have to get the number for you.

  • Tomasa/ 02.02.2017Reply

    Beautiful dress. It reminds me of a party dress my mother had a long time ago. It was a light apricot satin with ruching along the front center just like this dress. Beautiful!

    • admin/ 06.02.2017Reply

      Thanks so much!

  • Candace/ 09.02.2017Reply

    Would Love something for an upcoming bridal shower in fuscia or wilberry!!! How do i make appt

  • Stephanie/ 09.02.2017Reply

    Beautiful dress!

    • admin/ 10.02.2017Reply

      Thank you!

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