Parade of Dresses Day 3: Bombshell Take 2

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A million years (or 1.5 weeks) have lapsed since I showed you my gingham Hazel that I wore to the rehearsal dinner of my fiance's cousins wedding. (is that confusing?) I've been hesitating on posting the next few dresses because the pictures are so blurry but I figured I would probably never get around to re-taking them, so maybe blurry is better than nothing? Anyway, now I'm finally showing you the dress I wore to the wedding and it's take 2 (here's my first attempt) of the Bombshell dress from Gertie's Craftsy class...

The fabric is a medium weight quilting cotton I picked up from a quilting store outside of Fort Worth last year. It had Bombshell written all over, especially since I used the sarong skirt from the pattern. It's a little kitschy maybe but I love it. (PS you can see the fabric better in the close up pictures at the end of this post. damn the blurriness of these pictures!)




The only modification I made was to add about an inch to the top of the cup so it covered a little more. (that's for you mom!) To add the extra inch I traced the top cup pattern piece on a plain sheet, marked one inch from the highest point of the cup and drew a curved line to connect that point to the edges of the pattern piece that connected to the side bodice and center bodice pieces. (does that make sense?) The coverage was a lot more appropriate for a family wedding than the first bombshell I made. Also, I noticed that my hand stitching and general construction of the dress improved a lot the second time. Obviously that had to do mostly with the fact that I had made the dress before, but I also think this fabric helped...


Here are some closeups of the fabric, lining, zipper guard and waist stay.






And here's a shot of the dress in action. Obviously it holds up well to dancing like a maniac!



Now that the season's are changing, this dress will probably end up in the closet until next spring/summer. I'm sad to see it go, I'm definitely a big fan.

PS Here's another picture from the wedding (specifically the photo booth at the wedding). It doesn't show the dress at all but I felt like you needed to see it...





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gingermakes
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September 11, 2012 at 5:37 PM delete

Love this dress! It's super hot! Great job, girl!

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liza jane
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September 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM delete

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous. Looks like a fun wedding.

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StephC
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September 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM delete

Oh! You are so cute! Hehehe. Thanks for sharing the viking shot.

Your dress is really adorable, I think the print on the fabric really suits the bombshell dress.. Very "tiki" and wonderful! Must be sooo much fun to wear. :) It looks like you did some solid construction work too!

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Amanda
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September 12, 2012 at 7:12 AM delete

This frock is tiki-tastic! Love it :D

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Meg the Grand
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September 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM delete

HA! Love that last photo from the wedding - hilarious! The dress is beautiful, and I feel like the fabric is so very appropriate for a sarong style dress :)

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