Project

Sew Retro Bombshell Dress

What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the bodice, specifically the 3 part cups. It took a lot of trial and error on the bodice cups. My upper bust measurement is so small I can't find a dress form small enough, however I am full busted. Thankfully I have my muslin as my pattern so i can make this again and again. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time. It took me several months, 5 to be exact. When I got tired or frustrated I stopped where I was and came back to it another day.

You Can Make This

sunnybunnych made Sew Retro Bombshell Dress with:

  • 100% cotton for the underlining
  • fashion fabric
  • and lining. I shirred the entire back of the bodice for more comfort. i also made a small tie that I can pin on at the gathered part of the drape to make it appear more like a sarong.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the bodice, specifically the 3 part cups. It took a lot of trial and error on the bodice cups. My upper bust measurement is so small I can't find a dress form small enough, however I am full busted. Thankfully I have my muslin as my pattern so i can make this again and again. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time. It took me several months, 5 to be exact. When I got tired or frustrated I stopped where I was and came back to it another day.

Q&A with sunnybunnych

Ipanema asked:
You are a bombshell in your "Retro Bombshell Dress." Your trim figure is perfect for this style. Your fabric is lovely also. Beautifully done.
sunnybunnych answered:
thank you!
Ilucya asked:
Wauw!!! I can't sew, i am a knitter, but this dress is gorgeous!!! And it really is great on you, fantastic job! Grtz irene
sunnybunnych answered:
thank you!
Lululiilii asked:
I absolutely love the fabric you got
sunnybunnych answered:
thank you!
pcampbell asked:
Absolutely gorgeous! Well done!
sunnybunnych answered:
thank you!
Scheri Manson asked:
Your fabric was made for this dress. You look beautiful. Yes please make another :)
sunnybunnych answered:
thank you!

Skill Level

Advanced