Sew Retro: Perfect Fit Bombshell Dress »
Instructionsmy special instruction would be "Patience, grasshopper."
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Holiday, Retro / Vintage, Traditional
cotton, japonette for skirt lining, cotton blend for inner lining, muslin for strengthening, Petersham ribbon, clasps for waist-stay
What was your inspiration?
My friend Alyson was taking the same Craftsy course and she convinced me to join in and do a sew-along together. Hers is really pretty. Prettier than mine, even.
What are you most proud of?
I'm proud of all the hand-sewing I did. I only stabbed my fingers about a dozen times and drew blood only about three times, so... pretty good stats!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I detailed the entire project on my blog. It includes some tips like... even though it's the fashion fabric, leave large seam allowances!
Part 1: http://adriprints.blogspot.com/2011/12/bombshell-dress-part-1.html
Part 2: http://adriprints.blogspot.com/2011/12/bombshell-dress-part-2-dress.html