Sew Retro: Perfect Fit Bombshell Dress »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Classic, Casual, Cute, Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Traditional
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.
What was your inspiration?
This was the first Craftsy class I signed up for in 2011, but I really got motivated to finish my dress after I met Gretchen Hirsch at Sewing Summit last year. She was super nice!
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!
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!