Here is a project that's been on my list for a year. The Sew Retro Bombshell Dress, which is a class on Craftsy taught by the amazing Gretchen Hirsch.
I had purchased the class as soon as I saw it, then the materials, some of which I had to order by mail, like spiral steel boning. I finally felt ready to tackle this project this summer. I knew it would be a challenge for me with all the hand sewing and new techniques. I had to make sure I had plenty of patience ready, before tackling this one!
It went very smoothly though, while watching the detailed videos. I knew it wouldn't be a quick project and that was okay.
I chose this cotton fabric because the pattern calls for something heavy enough to support the boning and cups, but not too heavy to drape at the front. I also liked the vintage feed sack look of this print.
I like the detachable strap!
I've already worn this out on a date with my husband, and I love the way the dress stays up so well. No tugging or worrying. Thanks, Gretchen, for showing me these new techniques for a perfectly engineered dress. It's my favorite dress I've made!
Now that I'm on a roll for challenging projects, next up my first swimsuit!