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The Bombshell/ Tiki Dress AKA The Bustier Dress with Draped ...

Added Apr 26, 2016

by MissJsews

London, United K...

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Description

If you’re looking for a quick sew, then this aint the frock for you. We’re talking hand sewing, boning. lining, underlining – you get the picture. Anyone who’s done this frock will remember the time and love that needs to go into it.
Mine is minus the flap at the side, I think the draping across the skirt is enough

I found this pattern to be a good fit, but some alterations had to made to ensure a snug fit. Take no chances when it comes to strapless!

For further information please see my blog “Miss J Sews”:http://www.missjsews.blogspot.co.uk/

Material Notes

The fashion fabric is cotton, underlining is polycotton on the skirt, muslin at the bodice. The supports internally are cotton batting and spiral steel boning.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    May 31, 2016, 02.22 AMby nadia r

    fabulous work you’ve done on this! very bombshell =P

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    Apr 27, 2016, 01.31 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Well done! I am just starting this again after 2 years it was hibernating! I am hoping I might be able to get the bodice to fit better this time. Thankfully I do seem to be having more luck this time around! Although time will tell I guess, as at the minute I am just at muslin stage and haven’t left much room for all the layers! I hope you get to wear yours somewhere nice!

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      Apr 27, 2016, 02.29 PMby MissJsews

      Hi Lindsay! Thanks for your comment. Please continue with yours, I can’t tell you how great it feels when you do up the waist stay and zip it up! For the fit, all I can suggest is forget about ease, just get it nice and close to the body. I wore my frock out to dinner this week. I love being slightly overdressed! Why not! Look forward to seeing your dress, J.

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      Apr 28, 2016, 05.19 AMby Lindsay Hodgson

      Thanks for the advice! I will stick to that. I kind of thought I’d have to keep it tight anyway as otherwise it is difficult to try to work out what the layers would add. And I’d rather have a bit squished in than hanging off! And yes – it will be a great achievement. I don’t know how many bodices I tried first time around – but in hindsight I may have not been cutting the pieces perfectly to start with. I’m a lot happier with my starting point this time. Watch this space!

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