Gertie’s Bombshell Bodice

The Pattern: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #132

Size + Alterations: I started with a size 48 but I followed Gertie’s Craftsy Course for the fitting so the actual size is anyone’s guess. I took quite a lot out of the back panels and the three-piece cup changed shape dramatically.

The Fabric: Oh, I splurged for

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.


Gertie’s Crepe Sew-along #2: Bodice Muslin Take Two

Crap! I basted my bodice together and photographed it in the last post before reading the instructions clearly. Thankfully a lovely commenter knitbunnie pointed out that I’d pinned the back wrap round to the side seams when it was only supposed to go just past the back darts. I hadn’t started