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Sew Retro Craftsy Dress

Added Feb 12, 2012

by hanlight

Portsmouth, Unit...

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Description

I made this dress from a Burdastyle pattern that was provided as part of a Craftsy.com online course taught by Gretchen Hirsch called Sew Retro.

I learnt so much making this dress. I have never been taught how to do things properly and feel I will really benefit from the techniques I have learnt.

The dress is a cotton print with a muslin underlining to the bodice. The lining of the bodice has spiral steel boning and the cups are lightly padded to give them shape and structure.

I cannot recommend this course enough, I never knew how to pin out and mark a pattern properly before and now I am so much quicker. The hand finishing also gives a lovely finish. I will definitely be making another dress, perhaps with a full skirt.

Material Notes

Cotton, Muslin, Spiral Steel Boning

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Feb 13, 2012, 10.33 PMby cuada

    Beautifully done:)

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      Feb 14, 2012, 09.07 AMby hanlight

      Thank you! :0)

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    Feb 13, 2012, 05.33 AMby merlinatman

    Beautiful finish…!

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      Feb 13, 2012, 08.17 AMby hanlight

      Thank you!

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    Feb 13, 2012, 03.27 AMby sigrid

    Looks great—even the inside!

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      Feb 13, 2012, 08.17 AMby hanlight

      Thank you! I kind of wish I had made the skull fabric the outside. Maybe next time!

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    Feb 12, 2012, 11.48 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    stunning, and as the majority said muchhhh better without the bow at the hip!!!

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      Feb 13, 2012, 08.16 AMby hanlight

      Thank you! :0)

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    Feb 12, 2012, 10.19 PMby patti-r

    Great Job!! Like your version much better than the pattern picture with hip thingy!!!

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      Feb 12, 2012, 10.46 PMby hanlight

      Thank you! I agree, Gretchen omitted it in the course and I much prefer it.

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    Feb 12, 2012, 09.48 PMby skeeler

    Totally awesome dress — well done!

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      Feb 12, 2012, 09.52 PMby hanlight

      Thank you! :o)

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