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Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress taught by Gretchen Hirsch

Knock 'em dead with a vintage pinup dress that's uniquely yours!

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage, Cute, Classic
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What materials did you use? "silky solids" synthetic fabric

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What are you most proud of? Taking my sewing skills to a new level and accomplishing techniques I'd never attempted before resulting in the most detailed garment I've ever made :)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This dress takes time. I can usually make a dress start to finish in 4-5 hours. This was about 3 solid days of work for me. If I make it again I think it would go much much faster, but the first time is slow with watching the video for each step, pausing, replaying, replaying again, sewing, checking you did it right, etc. If you are making this for a special occasion I would recommend starting it a minimum of a week ahead of time. Totally worth the effort though!

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You did an amazing job. I love the fit and the color. The solid color makes it look very sophisticated and quite different than a print does. I just started mine and I plan to make one for myself and my daughter, but I have not decided on fabrics as of yet. Did you make the straps thinner than the pattern? Love it all.

09/23/2013 Flag

The fit and color are perfect for you! Great job!

10/05/2013 Flag

beautiful! What pattern did you use?

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05/15/2014 Flag

This is so beautiful!

08/31/2014 Flag