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Marc Jacobs Bow-print Bombshell Dress

Added Jun 18, 2012

by suzeb

New York, New Yo...






This is my THIRD version of Burdastyle’s Bustier Dress with Draped Detail (though I omitted the skirt once again in favor of a simple gathered skirt). I had a few scraps of this bowprint cotton leftover from another dress, and it was just enough to make this bodice, which really doesn’t require much fabric at all. The skirt is a double-layered gathered skirt in a cotton-silk voile. You can read a little more about it on my blog




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Apr 26, 2014, 02.17 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    This is perfect. I am so jealous as I am desperately trying this project too (I also bought the course on Craftsy) but I am failing miserably on the bodice. You and I look like we might be a similar shape on top. Do you mind me asking what bodice size you used and if you remember how you made your adjustments? Your blog said you only had to make some slight adjustments but I am on like my 6th set of cup pieces and still not really getting anywhere. Any advice you could offer would be very much appreciated! Thanks!

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      Apr 28, 2014, 12.34 AMby suzeb

      I have a 34-inch bust so I think I used that as my starting point. I raised the sweetheart neckline up and made my cups extend closer to my side seam (to be blunt, I think my boobs start in my armpits). So I have a wider but not fuller cup.

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      Apr 28, 2014, 04.40 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks a lot for posting! (Hope you can read this as I couldn’t see where to reply to your post!). I’m definitely not giving up overall. I may try to see what it looks like when I use the pattern for the 34" (I have to look back and check which one I used actually). Many thanks again and well done on a great project!

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    Jun 26, 2012, 05.59 PMby madebymeg

    lovely and it looks like the fit is superb!

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    Jun 18, 2012, 08.27 PMby kess

    Love this! the bodice fits you perfectly! and the color combination is so cute!

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      Jun 19, 2012, 12.08 PMby suzeb

      Thank you! I love navy and pale pink.

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    Jun 18, 2012, 07.27 PMby Mandy Denham

    I love the bow print! It looks like you are an immaculate seamstress.

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