Sew Retro - Bombshell dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The fitting part of the bodice What advice would you give someone starting this project? It may seems intimidating at first if you haven't done much sewing before, but Gertie gives such great and clear instructions that everything comes together so easily. I highly recommend this class!

What you will need

  • Fabric
  • lining
  • boning

Q&A with Chance Of Rain

Stefanie Japel asked:
This set is so cute!
Chance Of Rain answered:
Thank you Stefanie. I am very happy with them too. I cant wait to finish it off (still waiting for boning and horsehair braid from online order) and start wearing them! More complete photos to follow :)
Emily asked:
I love the fabric you've chosen. This is stunning. Can we see it on?
Chance Of Rain answered:
Of course Emily, I am just finish off the hem now, will post up the photos soonish! Sorry for delay :)
Uglybeat asked:
Looks fantastic! I can't wait to start this dress as well. Seeing all these great examples here is a great incentive!
Chance Of Rain answered:
Thank you:) All I can say is the course is FANTASTIC!!
JennyCooke asked:
I want to make this dress for my sister's wedding in Sacramento in June. What kind of fabric did you use and where does the dress hit you (and how tall are you, because I'm 5'10")?
Chance Of Rain answered:
Hi Jenny Cooke, the fabric I used is 75% Cotton 25% spandex. It is a midium weigh fabric with a very slight stretch. I don't really know what it is called but it is used for making flamenco dresses. I am 160cm (I think that is 5"?) and the skirt (it is actually a separate not one piece dress) is a tea length. But you can alter that how you like. I didn't use the actual skirt from the pattern from burdastyel but I substituted it with a circle skirt instead. Hope that helps. Let me know if I can be of more help. I wore this to a wedding too! It was great! You look completely different and stand out in the 50's style!
Anabella asked:
i would love to make one for my self in PLUS size, could i ???
Chance Of Rain answered:
of course!!!!! The beautiful thing about it is that you can customise it to fit your bust, your shape! R u taking the Sew Retro course?