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Rachel's polkadot bombshell

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Sew Retro: Perfect Fit Bombshell Dress taught by Gretchen Hirsch

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

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage, Cute
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What materials did you use? Cotton

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What are you most proud of? Perfecting the bust. I'd never made a muslin before. And my patience!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time with it. I did it on weekends over the course of a month. It was really fun to document it all coming together.

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Love the skirt variation and the polka dots.

08/26/2012 Flag

Thanks! I am on a polka dot kick!

08/26/2012 Flag

how to watch the video ?

08/27/2012 Flag

Thi instructional video must be purchased.

08/30/2012 Flag

Hi there!! The result is great and a nice fit. I'm a sucker for polka dots.

08/30/2012 Flag

I was interested to see that you are not a 'seasoned sewer', what sort of things had you made prior to this? I have done minimal sewing and many years ago and wonder if it is just too difficult for a virtual beginner The dress looks great well done!.

09/02/2012 Flag

Thanks! I was definitely a beginner when I made this. I had sewn very simple pieces. I knew how to insert a zipper, do a blind hem and things like that, but nothing to do with fitting, boning, etc. I learned a TON from this class. I think the main thing is just to go really slowly. It took me about a month to complete, though I didn't work on it every day. I just did it lesson by lesson. It's best this way because you really learn all the information, and there are a LOT of notions to get so it's easier if it's spread out.

09/07/2012 Flag

Thanks! I was definitely a beginner when I made this. I had sewn very simple pieces. I knew how to insert a zipper, do a blind hem and things like that, but nothing to do with fitting, boning, etc. I learned a TON from this class. I think the main thing is just to go really slowly. It took me about a month to complete, though I didn't work on it every day. I just did it lesson by lesson. It's best this way because you really learn all the information, and there are a LOT of notions to get so it's easier if it's spread out.

09/07/2012 Flag

what a knock-out! great job and very sassy!

06/29/2013 Flag