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Silk Shantung Bombshell

Added Oct 6, 2011

by jillsparks

Long Beach, Cali...






This is my version of the Bombshell from the class with Gertie. Wow, what a challenge, but so much fun, and quite the learning experience!
I added an inch at the top of all the bodice pieces for a bit more modesty, you can hardly tell though, ha!
I want to make this again, but in a casual fabric, and maybe just the top. For now, I just need a couple simple projects before taking this on again :)
The dress made it’s debut at a wedding, with a short black blazer for a little warmth.

More pics and details www.thesewalongs.com

Material Notes

Emerald green silk shantung, twill tape, grosgrain ribbon for waist stay, cotton for lining, muslin for underlining bodice, hmmm, more I’m sure….




Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Oct 8, 2011, 07.25 PMby mje2009

    Amazingly beautiful. You can tell how much you love how you feel in this dress!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 05.52 PMby jillsparks

    Thanks again everyone. I just joined Burdastyle (not for lack of stalking it forever :) and it’s so nice to get all these virtual back pats from everyone!! Can’t tell you how much it means to me!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 03.45 PMby ahearta

    Gorgeous! I’m also taking that class, and you’ve inspired me to start on my muslin! Your dress is just perfect.

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      Oct 7, 2011, 05.51 PMby jillsparks

      Yes, do it! It was certainly a challenge, but worth it. I felt like I learned so much from this class. Can’t wait to see what her next one is!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 02.45 PMby zilredloh

    Everything about your dress is perfection: the fit, the color, the polkadot underlining! You did a beautiful job!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 08.27 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

    Beautiful job! I signed up a few weeks ago and have purchased green silk and a print for the lining too! Snap! Although the colour of your green silk is nicer than the one I got – mine’s a bit deeper than I was expecting. Where’d you get it?

    You’ve inspired me to get cracking.

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      Oct 7, 2011, 05.49 PMby jillsparks

      Thank you! I got the silk and the lining at Mood in Los Angeles. The silk was only $14 a yard, can you believe that?!? Usually I find it online for over $20. The green is my absolute favorite color :)
      Yes, get cracking! Can’t wait to see how yours turns out, it will be fabulous I’m sure!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 03.18 AMby mollykatherine

    amazing job! I love the colour you chose, it really suits you

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    Oct 7, 2011, 01.24 AMby poppykettle

    Go Go Gertie! I adore your black and white polka dots hiding on the inside against that fabulous green silk. Lovely!

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    Oct 6, 2011, 11.30 PMby audrashadforth

    Incredible job! You must be so proud! The lining is great fun :-)

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    Oct 6, 2011, 11.13 PMby cyndi-de-crafti

    Very lovely. Love the color and all the lining and details. Looks very well made too. :)

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    Oct 6, 2011, 10.59 PMby shavlin

    Very nice, and well done on getting it finished … mine is in peices on my sewing table waiting for for me. You’re right the dress is definitely a challenge but one worth taking on!

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    Oct 6, 2011, 10.39 PMby jillsparks

    Thank you all so, so much!

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    Oct 6, 2011, 09.21 PMby tufolina

    I love it!Perfect..:)

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    Oct 6, 2011, 08.06 PMby emily-marie

    it’s fantastic! well worth what I’m sure was very hard work :)

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    Oct 6, 2011, 07.26 PMby asf

    I love a good pop of personality in the lining!

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    Oct 6, 2011, 06.51 PMby charlotte powell-brooks

    you must be so pleased, it’s a lovely dress.

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    Oct 6, 2011, 05.20 PMby patti-r

    Lovely, Great Job!!

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