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Peacock Print Bombshell Dress!

Added Oct 10, 2011

by suzeb

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!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Sep 13, 2012, 09.56 PMby jumena

    Oh, that is just wonderful! So flattering!

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    Nov 7, 2011, 02.38 AMby caspianPie

    The bodice looks very well made! Thank you for posting the close-up.

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    Oct 21, 2011, 01.14 AMby lullith74

    Beautiful. I love the fabric you used.

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    Oct 13, 2011, 12.12 PMby carolinschmidt

    the dress and the fabric…just wow!

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    Oct 13, 2011, 01.35 AMby erikaj

    I love the peacock print!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 05.02 PMby wildcatspow

    I’ve already commented on your blog, but GIRL, this dress is FAB! Love love love love LOVE it!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 08.22 AMby hdk100

    I hope you’ll have the opprtunity to wear this beauty often, I guess the weather is getting worse by now… I love your blog too, I hope you’re all right now!

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      Oct 11, 2011, 11.38 PMby suzeb

      thank you! The weather is fabulous in NYC right now. So what I need is more nights out on the town if I hope to wear this again!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 01.23 AMby poppykettle

    I agree – gertie’s course is AMAZING. Go Go Gertie! Your creation is fabulous – I’m still searching for fabric to start mine!

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      Oct 11, 2011, 11.38 PMby suzeb

      Thanks! I can’t wait to see yours too!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 07.46 PMby jillsparks

    Love, love, love!! The print, the belt, the skirt-and all looks fantastic on you! Wasn’t that course great??

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      Oct 10, 2011, 10.09 PMby suzeb

      Yes! I loved it. I plan on making another one of these dresses when I can. I learned so much

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    Oct 10, 2011, 05.12 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    You look Marvelous! Just met Gretchen this last weekend at the sewing summit! Were you there by chance? Wore my bombshell dress for her!!! Love your peacock fabric!!

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      Oct 11, 2011, 11.39 PMby suzeb

      I wasn’t there, but I wish I could have been! Maybe next year

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    Oct 10, 2011, 03.28 PMby alphay

    Lovely dress and it fits well!

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      Oct 11, 2011, 11.39 PMby suzeb


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