Peacock Print Bombshell Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the compliment I got from an elderly man at the wedding I wore this to the other night. He said, "Honey, that dress looks good and YOU look good on it." What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go slowly. Follow the videos closely, and you will no doubt have an amazing dress. I want to make 40 others in 40 different colours and prints. This dress is the best thing I have ever made because I actually took the time to finish all the little details. The video tutorials slowed me down when I would normally take shortcuts, etc.

What you will need

  • Silk
  • which I backed with a iron-on fusible. (Shhh
  • don't tell. But it WORKED!)
  • plus boning
  • felt
  • cotton lining...

Q&A with Beau Baby

Emily asked:
Amazing. Love, love, love! And you're inspiring me with your fusible trick...
Beau Baby answered:
I fused the whole piece of fabric BEFORE I cut out the pattern pieces. Kashi at Metro Textile in NYC told me there's a company you can pay to do that for you. But I fgured how hard could it be? A little finicky, but not too much trouble
LaraGa asked:
Where did you get the fabric? That dress is breath taking!
Beau Baby answered:
Thank you! I got the fabric at Metro Textile Corp on 37th Street in NYC's garment district
Merengueknitter asked:
Beautiful dress and peacock print! Also, is that a panel of black lace in the back?
Beau Baby answered:
Thanks! But no lace panel. Maybe it's just in shadow and looks dark?
Ali Tan asked:
This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm just wondering what is the skirt pattern that you used? Thank u!!
Beau Baby answered:
Thanks Ali! I drafted my own skirt pattern, based off my skirt sloper. I just slashed and spread the skirt until I had enough flare.