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Bombshell Dress

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Bombshell Dress

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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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage
Tonya Richard on

What materials did you use? A shiny red polyester brocade from Joann.

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What are you most proud of? That the dress fits so well. It literally fits her like a glove! I am also proud of the fact that I was able to make the dress look so nice with this fabric. It was polyester and a pain in the butt to sew. I had to hand baste most of the bodice seams first because the fabric was so slippery.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just do it! Gretchen's instructing is so good and thorough. I was so confident after taking this course that I made one of her best friend's homecoming dress as well. I used a difficult Vogue (V1174) pattern and even added a lace overlay and it came out great. I would have never attempted something like this pattern if I hadn't taken Gretchen's course first

Tonya Richard on

Wow!! You look absolutely stunning in that dress!! The fabric looks like Chinese brocade and it suits you to a T!!

08/01/2012 Flag

Seeing this dress really motivates me to want to take this class. It is gorgeous in that fabric, and your daughter looks beautiful in it.

08/05/2012 Flag

Wow! Beautiful girl; beautiful dress; lucky to have a Mom like you! Thanks for sharing the pics. You inspire me.

09/26/2012 Flag


06/28/2013 Flag

Beautiful job and a fantastic fit. I too am making one for my daughter and hope that it turns out as well. Red is her color!!!

09/23/2013 Flag