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Alice in Wonderland Bombshell Dress

Added Nov 19, 2011

by Vivat Veritas

Tokyo, Japan






This was my second attempt to make the bombshell dress from Gertie’s online course.

The pattern is Burda 5/2011 Bustier Dress with Draped Detail which came with Craftsy’s course on Bombshell Dress. I LOVE the result this time. Last time I tried this pattern, I ended up looking like I was wearing a bridesmaid dress, but this one was much better! I added black piping along the bust line, waist line and upper bust line all the way to the back. It took more time, but the black accenting to the powder blue dress made for a nice effect. The dress is fully underlined, lined for upper body, and boned. I used the half circle skirt pattern I drafted myself and finish the hem with horse hair braid. I could have gone without straps, but I added the straps for fear of looking too “bare” at the wedding.

Looking at these photos, this dress kind of reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

More photos on my blog

Material Notes

cotton, piping, lining, zipper, horse hair braid, buttons




Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Mod

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    Nov 21, 2011, 12.11 AMby LubinForever

    I love it! :)

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    Nov 20, 2011, 02.37 AMby n45

    Aww this is adorable. You managed a balance of cute and sexy.

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    Nov 19, 2011, 09.56 PMby facesunderwater


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    Nov 19, 2011, 03.48 PMby clioscolors

    fantastic dress! and the contrast of black and lightblue is really beautiful

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    Nov 19, 2011, 02.02 PMby laurii

    love this, so pretty! :) x

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    Nov 19, 2011, 01.47 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Love it! it’s by far the best bombshell dress I’ve seen here (:

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    Nov 19, 2011, 12.25 PMby janene

    Dead cute. Loving the detail :-)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 12.14 PMby Redsonia

    Congratulations! I like the effect created by piping and the dress is magnificent on you.

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