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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 Hipster
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What materials did you use? I used wool for the bustier and a cotton velvet for the skirt.

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Wow great idea using wool for bodice and courage using velvet on skirt. How was it to work and press velvet? Beautiful results.

10/14/2012 Flag

Thank you! Actually, working with velvet was a little fuzzy at the beginning, but in the end I figured out that all you need to succeed is just a bit of patience and a lot of time to baste everything.

10/15/2012 Flag

Amazing and clever combination. Did you find dealing with the bulk troublesome? I'm thinking of using something more "substantial" for this dress too. Nicely done!

10/21/2012 Flag

I love this combination too. For those who have asked, you can purchase a velvaboard at Not too expensive and great for pressing anpped or embellished fabrics. Hope the tip helps.

12/03/2012 Flag