Gertie’s Bombshell Dress Intensive

Long story; short? I have one week to make a dress for a black-tie masquerade event for work. Finally an excuse to put the Craftsy course purchased a year ago to work.

Day One: Planning

Remember this Louis Vuitton collection? Easy inspiration.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 via



  • lsaspacey October 17, 2012

    When I saw your sketch I immediately knew what your inspiration was! I can’t wait to see the finished version. Good luck! Also, welcome back, I missed your posts.

  • Angela October 17, 2012

    Cool~! I can’t wait to see the finished dress! There’s nothing like working under pressure.

  • Rachel October 18, 2012

    That Louis Vuitton dress is beautiful. What fantastic inspiration! I can’t wait to see your finished version – if it’s anything near your drawing, it will be amazing! The fabrics used are very different to your average dress in similar style to this pattern which will add a quirkiness and edge to make it stand out more. Gorgeous!

  • Amanda October 18, 2012

    Love the design. Best of luck kicking butt and taking names in a week. You’re so on top of this!

  • Suzy October 18, 2012

    Oooh, I can’t wait to see this done, I love the fabrics you’ve picked out!

  • Rachel October 31, 2012

    Looks great so far!

  • Laura November 02, 2012

    I absolutely love the contrast and unconventional look of the clashing materials – its something, price permitting, I would buy as soon as I saw…… and as everyone has said, your sketch is great.

  • Miriam November 06, 2012

    Hi I just found your blog you have some great makings. new follower :o)

  • Rachelle January 02, 2013

    I’m now your new follower of your blog. I’m a big woman and it seems all the designer dresses you have suits me. Well, I might look gorgeous on those. 🙂

  • Julianne February 09, 2013

    I like the juxtaposition of the bombshell pattern with the toned-down fabrics. The fabrics together could be a little dirndl, but the pattern is so va-va-voom! Can’t wait to see the finished dress!

    I also purchased that class a year ago and haven’t even thought about making the dress. It’s so much fancier than my lifestyle, but it would be awesome to have for the perfect occasion. Maybe you will inspire me!

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