Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bombshell Dress, Part 2

I have finished the online sewing course at Craftsy - Sew Retro - Sewing the Perfect Bombshell Dress. I started blogging part one here. This is part two - all finished!

I couldn't be happier.  I learned so much making this dress.
Inside as nice as outside.  Plus detachable strap.
A clean job on the zipper.
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  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.

UPDATE:
I made a petticoat (and posted a tutorial for it).  Here are photos of the dress with a petticoat.
Without Petticoat
With Petticoat

8 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! You did an amazing job! I'm trying to decide between the Bombshell course or Couture course. Which one did you prefer?

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    1. That is a tough one! They are both really great courses and you will get a great dress with either of them. I think I'd start with the Bombshell course. From what I remember, it deals more with fitting and pattern adjustments. The Couture dress class does that, but not in the same amount of detail. They really are great courses and you wouldn't go wrong with either of them.

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  2. I love it! Great job :) wish I had the skills to make this! Oh thank you soo much for the wonderful petticoat tutorial, it's the best I've seen and I've been looking around for a while!

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    1. If you take the Craftsy course, I guarantee you could do this! It really starts with the basics - which were very helpful to me. I loved the course. Thank you so much for the compliments. Let me know if you make a petticoat. I'd love to see it.

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  3. i had been eyeballing the bombshell dress course but feared it wouldnt be worth the $$... you have convinced me. hopefully the craftsy classes withh go on sale at end of year like they did last year and then i can snag it up cheap

    amazing job! such a cute dress!

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    1. Thanks! It is totally worth the money! I loved the course!

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  4. always wear a petticoat, always! gorgeous!!! i'm so jealous!!! I wish I could sew as well as this... but I don't think I have the patience for all the steps you take... muslin first? nahhhh lol

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    1. I don't always make a muslin... but on stuff that isn't stretch, I am not familiar with and I want to fit really close to my body I do. Especially if I have expensive fabric. Even then, I will mostly only do the bodice sine I like at least an A-line skirt.

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