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Bombshell Refashion

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Sew Retro: Perfect Fit Bombshell Dress taught by Gretchen Hirsch

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Cute, Classic, Casual
Kendra Nitta on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? High Society Hannah by Khristian A Howell for Anthology Fabrics (2 yards in the Petal colourway) ; bought on sale at Sew Mama Sew for $4.25/yard.

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What are you most proud of? This dress is a re-fashion of a dress that I made last year that I loved, but which was a lot too big this year. I'm really proud of being able to adapt the old dress using this new pattern. Also, this was my first time using boning, and it worked out really well!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just take it step by step. It's easy to get overwhelmed at the beginning with all the materials you need and all the pattern pieces, but Gretchen's instructions are really great!

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Love the fabric!! How cute!

05/14/2012 Flag

Thanks! And thank you for your great advice about adding length to the bottom cup pieces, Adriana! I actually went back and redid the cups right before I sewed the lining in (after inserting the zip) and I'm so glad I did. The fit is much better, thanks to you :)

05/14/2012 Flag

I just purchased this class and am getting my supplies together. I am looking at the photos of people's completed projects and notice that the cups on your dress seem more covering than the others. I like your version much better. What specifically did you change and how did you make the changes?

07/28/2012 Flag

Looks fantastic Kendra!

05/14/2012 Flag

Thanks! I forgot to comment on the One Week One Thing last Monday, so wasn't able to add it to the finished projects today! Hopefully I will remember the next time I make this dress :)

05/14/2012 Flag

Wow it looks so nice. I am hopeful after seeing your pic 1 that maybe with more work I can get my muslin fitting better. Yours results speak to your hard work.

05/14/2012 Flag

It's completely worth it to keep working on that muslin until it's just how you want it! You can do it!

05/15/2012 Flag

It's completely worth it to keep working on that muslin until it's just how you want it! You can do it!

05/15/2012 Flag

Lovely indeed. Great job!

07/01/2012 Flag

Good work!

12/03/2012 Flag