Saturday, 26 May 2012

The Bombshell Sessions #3: 15 lessons, 3 weeks, 'Bombshell Sessions' : The Itinerary

Muslin done... looking good and ready to rock 'n' roll.

After studying the Sew Retro: Bombshell Dress course itinerary a bit more closely- I have realised that it isn't as bad as I thought.

The plan:

9th of June - 'Rumble in the Jungle Dress' must be completed
14th of July - 'Blue Bouquet Dress' must be completed

The 15 lessons on the Craftsy course are:

  1. The course introduction
  2. Using the downloadable pattern
  3. Cutting the muslin
  4. Fitting the muslin
  5. Modifications for largers busts
  6. Making pattern adjustments
  7. Underlining: What, Why and How? Completed over this weekend :D (20.5.12)
  8. Starting the outer bodice
  9. Finishing the outer bodice
  10. Cutting the sarong skirt
  11. Making the skirt
  12. Adding the zipper
  13. Adding boning
  14. Finishing details
  15. Finishing with hem and vent

Underlining is a doddle and a self-satisfying step in the right direction. The outer-bodice video is really helpful. I know what people mean when they say that if you follow Gertie to the letter, you can't go wrong... it's true!

Then I'll be finished and rocking these weddings!!

Up to press, I have completed 6 of the 15 stages. Not bad. 

Today is the 25th of May. I, Caffy Bundy, will get this first dress done by the 8th of June... working relentlessly to get it done. Lets get this Sew RetroPerfect Bombshell Dress DONE!

I have 7 full days of sewing, no work and no drink (oncall for theatres) so I will get this finished pretty darn fast.

7 classes... 1 and a bit days per class... lots of blogs for you to read.... Bombshell Sessions just cranked up a gear....




  1. So exciting! Can't wait to see your progress. :)
    Also, love your fabric choice!

  2. No drink! Damn! But it will be all worth it when ur dress is finished! Woo! Can't waiiiiit

  3. Awesome! Can't wait to read more about this - I've just purchased the classes too :o)

  4. Whoop go Caffy! I love your determination and dedication. Also that fabric choice is amazing! There should be MORE elephants on dresses in my opinion! Love it. Can't wait to see the finished dress. x

  5. Amazing! I like the enthusiasm!! cannot wait to see the end result!


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