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Birds bombshell

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Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress taught by Gretchen Hirsch

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage, Classic, Funky
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What materials did you use? Joel Dewberry cotton quilting/garment weight, muslin for underlining, kona cotton for lining, spiral steel boning and casing, 2"petersham ribbon for zipper guard and 1" petersham for waist stay, bar and hook closure on waist stay, rayon hem binding

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What are you most proud of? I'm very proud of the way this turned out--there is a lot of hand sewing, but it was worth it! I'd never made anything before that used boning or that had such a shaped bodice, and they really turned out nice! The lapped zipper and vented hem also turned out beautifully...I just need more reasons to wear this now!

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I've been eyeing this print for a long time. I love how it looks in the bombshell dress. Really lovely work!

06/13/2012 Flag

Thanks! I loved the pattern, but was a little worried about where the birds might end up : ) Luckily, it worked out that the pattern pieces didn't have seam allowances, because I could control what ended up where!

06/14/2012 Flag

You look a million $ :)

06/14/2012 Flag

Thanks!

06/14/2012 Flag

Love your dress

06/17/2012 Flag

Thanks!

06/20/2012 Flag

looks gorgeous! and I love that bird print!

06/20/2012 Flag

Thank you!

06/20/2012 Flag

Love the flower-the dress looks great too!

07/23/2012 Flag