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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
SGcheetah on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton/poly blend for face fabric, Underlined with silk organza and cotton batiste. Cotton batiste for the the lining and spiral steel for the boning.

SGcheetah on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I'm delighted with the lapped zipper and the boning. The lapped zipper because beforehand I thought it would be terribly difficult, but ended up with a very nice looking application by following Gertie's thorough explanations, and the boning because it's something I never even knew I'd like.

SGcheetah on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan for this to take a while. It's a fairly involved project, especially if you have a lot of fitting to do as I did, but Gertie's instruction is excellent and the end result is definitely worthwhile.

SGcheetah on craftsy.com

A great dress, it really gives me inspiration to try it!

10/14/2012 Flag

Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes, give it a whirl. I think you'll be happy with the result.

10/14/2012 Flag

I love the color! Your dress is very cute and inspirational!

10/20/2012 Flag

Thank you so much. It was a lot of fun to make.

10/21/2012 Flag

Beautiful!!

02/10/2013 Flag