Added Oct 10, 2011
New York, New Yo...
If you like this dress, get thee to Gretchen Hirsch’s Sew Retro Perfect Fit Bombshell Dress online course at Craftsy.com. It was the best $29 I ever spent on sewing (which includes the cost of the Burdastyle pattern). I made my dress from a printed silk I bought for $14/yard at Metro Textile in NYC. But the silk was too fine (and NOT recommended for this pattern!!) so I ironed on a fusible to the back. (Kashi at Metro Textile gave me the idea. Thanks, Kashi!) It worked out perfectly, and I love the fit. I wasn’t a fan of the original skirt, so I drafted my own (which is not quite a circle skirt, but close…I made an A-line pattern and then added flare until I had enough swing in it to balance out my hips). I wore this dress to a wedding the other night and got a zillion compliments. I want to make 40 more, in all colours and prints. I recommend the course to anyone. If you follow all the videos and take your time, you WILL have a beautiful dress. AND you won’t have to wear a bra. For real!
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
Member Project of the Week
Short jackets like this zebra print bomber by Anniemollison are a must for spring.
The latest pattern bundle features nine vintage reissues from the 50s and 60s.
Pick one of 5 patterns for a new kind of sew along
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.