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

Added Apr 26, 2016

by MissJsews

London, United K...






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.




Garment Type

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  • Simba_nov_06_large

    May 31, 2016, 02.22 AMby nrobson

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

  • Sdc12521_large

    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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    • Dsc00763_large

      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.

    • Sdc12521_large

      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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