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Silk Bombshell Dress

Added Aug 25, 2013

by Hillary Sweeney

Windsor, Canada




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Here’s the bodice assembled. Hopefully I’ll finish the entire dress and unload more photos this week :)




Garment Type


Sew Retro: Perfect Fit Bombshell Dress
Bustier Dress with Draped Detail #122A

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    Aug 30, 2013, 05.26 PMby Debbie Allingham

    I’m making at the moment too! I’m a little behind you – I’ve just fitted the toile and amazingly only a little reduction around the waist needed – otherwise it’s a great fit. Can’t wait to see your final version! Did you buy the Gretchen tutorial on Craftsy?

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      Aug 30, 2013, 06.02 PMby Hillary Sweeney

      My muslin took forever to fit properly. I had to increase the cup size, raise the center point and style lines, raise the back, and make a whole new skirt pattern because I didn’t think the one in the pattern suited me at all. It’s be a long process, but totally worth every minute!!
      I can’t wait to see yours also :) Have you selected your final fabric yet?
      Yes, I did buy the Craftsy course. I found it really helpful for the most part. I don’t know if I could have finished it otherwise. It’s a pretty intricate pattern.

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      Aug 30, 2013, 06.25 PMby Debbie Allingham

      Hih Hillary and thanks for the friend add :) I bought the tutorial too and it really is fantastic – just a shame you can’t ask Gretchen questions anymore. I have indeed got my final fabric – it’s original 50s blue cotton with a fairly large white polka dot. And I want to make another with some tiki flamingo print that I have too.
      It’s a stunning bodice though, isn’t it? And yes I’m glad of the help from the tutorial too – I even managed to find the cup padding locally and wouldn’t have thought of it on my own.

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    Aug 28, 2013, 10.35 PMby Mary Athey

    it looks lovely so far x

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