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The girlfriend dress

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Before the dance

Created in this Craftsy class

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, Formal / Bridal
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What materials did you use? Joann's Casa Collection Glitter Satin with matching Casa Collection lining and broadcloth.

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What are you most proud of? I'm not particularly proud of how the midriff fits, I could have used one more fitting -- her waist seam in the back should have been raised and angled another .5" to make the sides lay flat I think. I am like how the bust cups turned out. I enhanced them quite a bit and raised the style line for modesty. I think I am most proud of is something simple -- the hand-picked and beaded zipper.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I think it was important that I really tried to enjoy the process of making the dress. Set aside the time to watch the video and time to enjoy the art and engineering of the project. I flubbed in a few places, and there were more than three fittings, but watching the dress develop was wonderful.

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Stunning style and fit. Accentuates her small , but charming, youthful, thin frame.

05/02/2013 Flag

I think you done made an amazing job!

05/04/2013 Flag

Thanks everyone! It was a great learning experience! I would highly recommend both classes, Sew Retro and the Couture Dress. They took my sewing to a new level!

05/10/2013 Flag

what a lovely dress. the color is fabulous and the pattern fits her so well...just a beautiful sweet girl and her man for a night out...

06/29/2013 Flag

Fantastic job, love the zipper.

05/05/2016 Flag