Finished Project: Sew Retro Bombshell Dress

I’m so happy to have finally finished the bombshell dress after having it as a UFO for over a year! I really enjoyed learning new couture techniques such as catch stitches, fell stitches, adding channels for boning, and molding cups with needle punch.

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The dress was pretty much finished besides attaching the lining, adding the zipper and finishing the hem. Here’s what the inside looked like without the lining attached:

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Still a little mushed looking from being folded for so long! The reason why I put it down in the first place was because I had difficulty inserting the lapped zipper. So instead of fussing around with it this time, I just inserted a regular zipper.

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Another benefit of inserting a regular zipper besides the ease, is that it can give you a smidget of extra room to work with! The bodice is extremely snug, but in a ‘nothing’s gonna fall out’ kinda way!

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This was definitely worth the time and patience to make such a perfectly fitted dress. 🙂


9 thoughts on “Finished Project: Sew Retro Bombshell Dress

  1. Wow! This looks so great on you! I got to exactly the same point as you with this dress before abandoning it to go on holiday! Seeing how lovely yours turned out, maybe I need to dig it out again..!

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