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WIP: Bombshell bodice finishing details

The bodice part of my dress is complete! I hand sewed the boned lining into the dress last night, and the zipper guard and waist stay today. Here’s a pic showing all three:

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Next up: halter strap! 🙂


WIP: Bombshell Bodice Complete!

Week two, Bombshell Dress bodice is done!

I have so much to say about this but for now I’ll just say two things:

1.) If you hate hand-sewing this is not the project for you (lol), and
2.) I always knew I was a little OCD but this project has been a real eye opener for me as to what really gives me deep satisfaction, and this type of sewing is 100% where it’s at for me. I’ll be doing a lot more of it after this 🙂

So without further ado, here’s a gratuitous shot of the insidey bits:

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and the outside:

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Next up, Week 3: The skirt & (my first!) lapped zipper!


My WIP: look what I made!

I’m so super proud; look what I made!! 😀

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In case you didn’t know, that’s my Bombshell Dress muslin! Yeah that’s right! Maybe it doesn’t look that exciting but believe me, this muslin represents a huge leap in my skills, because I literally had to drape/draft my own bra cup pieces in lieu of doing an FBA.

I did of course start with the original three pattern pieces that make up each cup but I had to essentially redraw two of them entirely, and one was almost twice the size – hyuk hyuk lol. It’s hard to tell from this pic cause the original piece hasn’t been trimmed to size, but check it out:

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That was week one, and I’m already into week two so I’m hoping to get a good bit done on the bodice for my next post! 🙂