I bought this pattern quite spur of the moment, and was initially drawn to the interesting bodice & the deep looking pockets.
I've been quite jealous of all the people that have made Gerties Bombshell Dress, but i knew i'd never get around to buying to the course (I'm just lazy really!). Seeing this pattern made me think of her design so I thought why not?
I like the idea of having a contrasting colour outlining the bodice, so I'm making version B.
I'm going to stick with black cotton as the contrasting fabric.
I'm gonna warn you all now, this pattern is NOT for the faint hearted. There are 20 pattern pieces, then there's the lining & interfacing as well! I'm currently in a sea of fabric & tissue paper.
However I am excited to get started on this as despite the amount involved it looks like the construction should be really interesting.
I also wanted to quickly share something I came across while I was re-hemming a 1950's dress for my car show stall, I realised something very familiar about the thread I was using.
On the instructions of one of my 1950's blouse patterns there is an advert for this exact thread!