Retro Bombshell Dress - course result!

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The boned bodice, it was the first time I had used spiral steel (or any type) of boning - now I want to make a corset! What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you are following the course, watch all/some of the videos first, it helps you to know what you are doing and why, the course is great to watch, and there are hints and tips that will help you before you start. Take the course :-)

What you will need

  • All cotton. Very thin printed cotton fashion fabric
  • underlined throughout with a midweight black cotton. Bodice is boned with 11 spiral steel bones.

Q&A with Amanda

CraftyMommy4 asked:
This is really stunning! I would LOVE to learn how to do this . . . . I have 4 daughters : ). Also, you look great in it, which is helpful. I would look frightening . . .
Amanda answered:
Thank-you! if you can, I'd really recommend the course, I got it for half price. Being able to watch someone (over and over again!) who knows what they are doing is very helpful. And you are given info and feed back on how to make it fit you, which is the best thing about sewing, you get to wear something that actually fits (though I've made plenty of mistakes on that score in the past!)
LuluKnitsNYC asked:
that looks amazing! really nice job!
Amanda answered:
Thanks! I love hand finishing stuff, so this was a good project for me. :-)
Kir asked:
Great job! Nice color choice.
Amanda answered:
Thank-you! I choose a cotton print because I thought it would be a little bit less dressy and more likely to be worn!
jewelryby92403 asked:
Great Job< I did my first boned dress and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. It adds alot to the finished project
Amanda answered:
Thanks, yes I found the boning easier (apart from cutting the spiral steel) and comfortable to wear. I'm fascinated with it, I've just started sewing up a corset to give me an excuse to play with it a bit more!
Rosesred asked:
Such a cool dress! I really like the combination of fabric and pattern. It really is a perfect bombshell dress.
Amanda answered:
Thank-you! I'm thinking about adding a detachable halter neck strap. I just need some better weather to wear it now. :-)