Bombshell Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am in love with the way I got it to fit properly. It is really my size! I also like the button-in detachable strap. More on that here: http://thesewinglab.blogspot.com/2012/04/bombshell-dress-part-2.html What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't skimp on the muslin-making step. It is a lot of work, but essential to get the dress to fit and get the right look. Here is my muslin: http://thesewinglab.blogspot.com/2012/02/bombshell-dress-part-1.html

What you will need

  • Cotton print
  • cotton muslin
  • satiny lining

Q&A with The Sewing Lab

Agneta Olofsson asked:
Really pretty! Good idea to start with a cotton fabric (vs. like me - silk! ;) ) And I agree with you, the muslin making step is a must, and I'm so happy I did it! Otherwise I don't think I would ever wear it. Good job! :)
The Sewing Lab answered:
Silk would have been harder! I looked on your blog and saw in-the-process pictures. I don't speak Swedish, but I recognized the bombshell pattern pieces. I'd love to see your finished dress!
Scheri Manson asked:
Love your dress. Skirt is so pretty
The Sewing Lab answered:
The fabric matches your shoes in your profile photo. Nice!
wheatpenny asked:
Yay it looks gorgeous! I am doing black and white polka dots too with the Linda skirt. I only hope it comes out looking as great as yours!
The Sewing Lab answered:
Thanks! Can't wait to see yours! After I made it and wore it the first time, it dawned on me that Minnie Mouse wears a polka dot dress... but hers is black and red in most drawings I saw. Whew! I wasn't going for "costume".
Deannie Oakly asked:
Love! Love Love this ...Minnie mouse here I come...How much fabric for skirt
The Sewing Lab answered:
I am actually not sure... not more than a 2 1/2 yards, I think...