Truthfully although I enjoyed taking the online class, it took so long, that by the time I finished it I'd lost interest in talking about it, then the colder months hit and bam, off it went to the back.
As I'm only now doing the write-up, I've forgot most of blurb, so I shan't whittle on. what I will say is as much as I admire the couture techniques used make this dress, it's not something I would incorporate in to my normal sewing routine.
Fabric: cream cotton for the bodice and chartreuse sateen for the skirt. skirt is underlined using organza, bodice lining is in poplin.
Make again: Probably. Maybe a version with straps would be nice and the dress is very much a style I wear, but I'd make it without the couture techniques.
Pattern: I took Gerties Craftsy sewing class 'sew retro perfect fit bombshell dress but I believe the class has now been retired however the pattern used is burda style #112A 5/2011
Fit: Last summer I loved the fit, I'd worked hard on it. Although the bust wasn't quite right it wasn't far wrong either - however if your super observant you'll notice in the pics that the dress is now on the tight side, especially as I had a job to do the dress up, then the black shoes I'd slipped on, didn't go with the dress. Cue changing into another pair of shoes only to find I couldn't bend down in the dress to do the other shoes up!! If that isn't a sign that I've put on weight then I don't know what is!! (let the clean eating and exercising commence....)
And that's it, a finally finished bombshell dress, now photographed and blogged!!