Added Nov 19, 2011
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.
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