Celebrity Style DIY — Melissa McCarthy's Black Leather Dress

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014

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Melissa McCarthy has a unique brand of confidence and charisma on the red carpet. As an ambassador of sorts for plus-size women, she never shies away from bright colors, intricate prints, or daring leather. This black leather stunner that she wore to the motion picture premier of Tammy in Los Angeles shows us all that fashion genius is not restricted by size.

Here are some sewing patterns for you to try, inspired by Melissa McCarthy. Remember that accessories will add extra pizazz to your look — go for bold-colored or animal print shoes or leather boots!

black leather plus size dress pattern
In her three-post series, Carolyn talks about how she sewed her own leather dress for about 10% of the price of the boutique shop dress that inspired her. 

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Black Leather Dress

Mimi G Style provides very detailed instructions on how to create her rendition of the little black leather dress. Putting lambskin leather and wool together created a flawless, durable look. 

black leather dress sewing pattern
Erica shares her tips for altering this black wool and leather panel dress.

DIY leather dress tutorial
This DIY leather dress tutorial came about after seeing something similar at a major department store - create the look for less with a trip to the fabric store instead.


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