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Added Sep 30, 2011

by sallieOh

Galveston, Texas...






this is my bombshell dress from gertie’s class on craftsy – and my first burdastyle project! yay!
the fabric is a cotton/rayon blend by marc jacobs that i bought from mood.com. its beige with small red, purple and blue flowers woven into it. its fairly heavy, which made gathering the skirt on this dress a bit tricky!
i loved making this dress and really delved into the hand sewing and the couture touches. while it is far from perfect, i am pleased as punch with the result. the boning, bust padding, and lapped zipper were all new techniques to me, and i’m happy to have had the occasion to try my hand at it.

for more pictures and many more thoughts please visit my blog: http://sallieoh.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

3 yards of fabric – marc jacobs from mood (i have a ton left over!), muslin (for underlining), silk organza (i used it for the boning channels), cotton batiste (as a lining), spiral steel boning, regular zipper, twill tape, buttons (for my straps), petersham waist stay, grosgrain zipper guard… and i think thats it!




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy, Vintage
Cotton, Rayon

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    Oct 2, 2011, 02.52 PMby julzpat

    You are a total bombshell in this dress. Absolutely gorge!

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    Oct 1, 2011, 07.29 PMby ninoiv

    waw so nice style where can i got pattern thanks

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    Oct 1, 2011, 04.38 PMby wildcatspow

    Wow, this is fab! It looks great!

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    Oct 1, 2011, 12.37 PMby schnui

    Well done and so beautifully sewn.

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    Oct 1, 2011, 12.27 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    Very Marilyn Monroe! Lovely.

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    Oct 1, 2011, 05.23 AMby nocjestciemna

    You look great in your dress!

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    Oct 1, 2011, 02.19 AMby stephanieu

    Ah-mazing! That fit is perfect.

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    Oct 1, 2011, 12.12 AMby erikaj

    This looks amazing, and it fits you so well. I can’t wait to start my bombshell dress now.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 10.17 PMby poppykettle

    Looks great! And fits like a dream – love the cross-over-straps addition!

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    Sep 30, 2011, 06.11 PMby sallieOh

    thank you for the sweet comments! i really do love my dress! now i just need to make an occasion to wear it (besides in the alleyway to take photos…)

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    Sep 30, 2011, 04.52 PMby jacquipardue

    aww lovely fabric! and such nice work, it looks fabulous.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 02.52 PMby TabithaFoxx

    Wow! i hope mine turns out this good! I’m taking the same course currently :) Loving it so far!

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    Sep 30, 2011, 12.34 PMby GeraldineRead

    Just georgous. I think maybe the best I’ve seen so far!

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    Sep 30, 2011, 12.30 PMby connieturner96

    You really are a bombshell in that dress. Wowzer The dress is really well made and looks perfect on you.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 12.18 PMby natfraga


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    Sep 30, 2011, 12.11 PMby rachelnyc

    Congrats on finishing the course with a fabulous project! Be sure to link to the 5/2011 Bustier Dress with Draped Detail pattern if you would like to show up under its Finished Projects. You can link to it by going back into the project upload form and checking the “based on” box.

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      Sep 30, 2011, 06.10 PMby sallieOh

      Thanks for the tip! I wasn’t sure what to do with that box! I’ve added the link.

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