Created by: SGcheetah
Project

Bombshell Dress

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. 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.

You Can Make This

SGcheetah made Bombshell Dress with:

  • 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.

Project Description

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. 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.

Q&A with SGcheetah

BrittaJ asked:
A great dress, it really gives me inspiration to try it!
SGcheetah answered:
Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes, give it a whirl. I think you'll be happy with the result.
marthadotkomm asked:
I love the color! Your dress is very cute and inspirational!
SGcheetah answered:
Thank you so much. It was a lot of fun to make.

Skill Level

Intermediate