This is part two - the finished dress.
I couldn't be happier. This dress is nearly professional quality (if I do say so myself), fits wonderfully and is exactly what I had hoped for. This is my best project to date.
|Inside as nice as outside. Plus detachable strap.|
|A clean job on the zipper.|
|The front has matched seams|
Even if you don't want to sew retro dresses, the Sew Retro - Sewing the Perfect Bombshell Dress online course is fantastic for learning sewing techniques and how to follow patterns. The instructor, Gretchen Hirsch is fantastic. If I lived anywhere near her, I would take in-person classes. I have begun following her blog and I recently had to create a Twitter account (Ok, I didn't HAVE to, but I had a chance to win and iPad so they got me) and am following her on Twitter. Then, when I liked her on Facebook, I began to feel a little stalker-ish. UPDATE: I have also pre-ordered her book on Amazon. It comes out is September!
I am signed up for Gretchen's next course on Craftsy- the Starlet Suit Jacket. I'll definitely be posting about it.
I made a petticoat (and posted a tutorial for it). Here are photos of the dress with a petticoat.