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SewRetro Bombshell Dress

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Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress taught by Gretchen Hirsch

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Whimsical, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Quilting cotton

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What are you most proud of? I am proud of actually completing this dress. I am proud of actually wearing it in public. I feel now, after Gertie's amazing teaching in her class, that I can sew anything. She taught such great techniques, I feel confident to try something like the polonaise. Thank you Gertie!!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I liked having a deadline and the goal of completing this dress. I am not an experienced sewer. I do a lot of knitting, spinning, and other hand-crafts, but would not call myself a sewer. My advice to someone thinking about this project is: just go for it and learn something new! I also didn't think it would be a good dress for me (I pretty much don't have any difference between my bust, waist, and hip measurements). I saw all the pretty young girls who have great figures in the project pages and thought I'd look awful in this dress. But I just started imagining everyone I saw on the street in this dress and thought, "If it was fitted to them, they'd be cute!" So I went ahead and did it. I used the larger sized steel boning, and got a good strapless bra. Whatcha think?

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Love the fun fabric choice. Super cute!!!

12/05/2012 Flag

You should wear it on new years eve :)

12/05/2012 Flag

You look great in this dress, like a model. The pic without the coat is the best. Congrats.

03/20/2013 Flag

You did a great job. Look forward to seeing more projects.

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