Birds bombshell

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm very proud of the way this turned out--there is a lot of hand sewing, but it was worth it! I'd never made anything before that used boning or that had such a shaped bodice, and they really turned out nice! The lapped zipper and vented hem also turned out beautifully...I just need more reasons to wear this now!

What you will need

  • Joel Dewberry cotton quilting/garment weight
  • muslin for underlining
  • kona cotton for lining
  • spiral steel boning and casing
  • 2"petersham ribbon for zipper guard and 1" petersham for waist stay
  • bar and hook closure on waist stay
  • rayon hem binding

Q&A with bluebirdsings

Scheri Manson asked:
Beautiful. The dress really looks so nice on you. Love the fabric and shoes! You should give the Couture dress class a try with Susan since you aced this dress
bluebirdsings answered:
Thank you! I've looked at that class, and it looks good, too!
mjoytan asked:
I've been eyeing this print for a long time. I love how it looks in the bombshell dress. Really lovely work!
bluebirdsings answered:
Thanks! I loved the pattern, but was a little worried about where the birds might end up : ) Luckily, it worked out that the pattern pieces didn't have seam allowances, because I could control what ended up where!
bundana asked:
You look a million $ :)
bluebirdsings answered:
Cheryl Marsh asked:
Love your dress
bluebirdsings answered:
christine haynes asked:
looks gorgeous! and I love that bird print!
bluebirdsings answered:
Thank you!