Rachel's polkadot bombshell

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Perfecting the bust. I'd never made a muslin before. And my patience! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time with it. I did it on weekends over the course of a month. It was really fun to document it all coming together.

What you will need

  • Cotton

Q&A with wheatpenny

SheWhoPaints asked:
Adorable! Your dress turned out so nice, I'm inspired.
wheatpenny answered:
Thanks! It's totally doable. I only started learning to sew in January. This class taught me so much.
mo.sews asked:
Very sweet... I miss sewing cute clothes...and being able to wear them like this! Enjoy! This is darling!
wheatpenny answered:
Thanks! Now I just need somewhere to wear it. I feel guilty that it's sitting in my closet!!
Scheri Manson asked:
Great fabric and I love your choice of skirt and adding the strap.
wheatpenny answered:
Thanks so much! I actually added buttons on the inside back so that I can wear 2 thin straps, the halter I have there, or strapless.
JeanGray asked:
Love the skirt variation and the polka dots.
wheatpenny answered:
Thanks! I am on a polka dot kick!
Lyn Eustace asked:
I was interested to see that you are not a 'seasoned sewer', what sort of things had you made prior to this? I have done minimal sewing and many years ago and wonder if it is just too difficult for a virtual beginner The dress looks great well done!.
wheatpenny answered:
Thanks! I was definitely a beginner when I made this. I had sewn very simple pieces. I knew how to insert a zipper, do a blind hem and things like that, but nothing to do with fitting, boning, etc. I learned a TON from this class. I think the main thing is just to go really slowly. It took me about a month to complete, though I didn't work on it every day. I just did it lesson by lesson. It's best this way because you really learn all the information, and there are a LOT of notions to get so it's easier if it's spread out.