Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Camo Bombshell

The construction is over! I give you my Camo Bombshell.
I am so in love with this dress! Following Gertie's instructions was fantastic, she's really a great teacher! Obviously, there were ups and downs and this dress isn't perfect but I am quite chuffed with how it turned out. I loved all the hand sewing, which is something I used to dislike. Some parts were a challenge to sew, such as the zipper guard and bottom of lining to bodice. The polycotton I used is not very forgiving on mistakes and it was a challenge to invisible stitch to one layer only. On the zipper guard I had the opposite problem. Too many layers and little access to bottom bit (that probably don't make any sense but there you go).

A huge thank you to Gertie and the team at Craftsy for making this available. I do hope there's more to come.

Today I'm heading towards the BFI in London for the highly anticipated Bombshell Meet up party. Karen from Did You Make That? will be there wearing her fantastic Bombshell. Tilly from Tilly and the Buttons and Jane from Handmade Jane will be there too. This fantastic meet up was organised by Roisin from But it can't be Dolly Clackett? whom I'm also looking forward to meet. I have my camera on me and will report back.

25 comments:

  1. WOW! It looks gorgeous, amazing job!

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  2. This is absolutely amazing!!! You did such a wonderful job! You look stunning by the way!

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  3. wow you look so gorgous in this dress, you really did a great job!! i need to make a dress like this, so fabulous!!!
    love and kiss,mary

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  4. This is so fantastic... I love this dress on you. ps... If u got time in London let me know...

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  5. Could you be more gorgeous??! It goes perfectly with the tattoos! Excellent work!!

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  6. AMAZING! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! Have a blast at the bombshell meet-up! Can't wait to see photos!!!

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  7. This is amazing! Have a great time in London - can't wait to hear what you all get up to!

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  8. Wowza - great dress Suzy! Have a fab time at the meet-up too :)

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  9. Having now seen this dress up close and personal I can testify that it is amazing and so is lovely Suzy. It was so great to meet you!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful Suzy - even more so in real life! It was so lovely to meet you at last, I had a great time. x

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  11. Wow! That is absolutely fabulous! So well done, beautiful job ...

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  12. Aww it looks amazing in the photos - and even better in real life. Thanks for coming along and for helping to make today so much fun! I don't think that poor waiter knew what hit him with all of us fabulous lushes! xx

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  13. What great vision. I love that you have used camo. Love too that Karen's blog has led me to yours! Off to browse some more. :-)

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  14. Suzy it is truly awesome!! Amazing fabric choice - totally suits you and your gorg hair. The style though is so flattering. I can only begin to imagine how much work is involved ( since I'm halted on the bodice muslin myself!!)

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  15. Suzy! It looks amazing! Awesome fit, choice of material, workmanship! Great all over!

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  16. Oh my gosh, I love the camo! It gives a totally different look to the bombshell dress. So perfect on you. You look amazing!

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  17. Wow look at you! That dress is amazing and the fit looks perfect - just stunning! I adore the contrast of the girly shape and manly fabric - unexpected and original! xxx

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  18. It's so fab Suzy! Great to meet you yesterday :)

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  19. Wow!!! Great job, the dress turned out stunning! The bodice looks like it fits like a glove, and the skirt is very becoming. And I just love that you made the dress in camoflage =)

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  20. This has to be absolutely the best advert for sewing your own clothes ever; taking a design and making it totally and utterly yours! Love it.

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  21. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I truly love this dress and happy you all like it too.

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  22. i love reading ur blog :) ur creations are beautiful :) im using camo fabric too but for pants lol

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  23. Wow! This dress is such a success. It fits to a T and the fabric is so you. Congratulations, it was well worth the effort! Do you think you'll be making other makes, now that you have the pattern and that you are familiar with the construction?

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