The people have spoken- GertieLex wins

ok, we’re going gertie-lex!  the tulip skirt and strapless bodice won out.  Except I’m not going to use the strapless party dress pattern from Gertie’s book- I just don’t like those little wings.  I looked at a lot of different bodice patterns:

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But V1174 from Vogue patterns won out. I love the bodice and I think sticking a tulip skirt on there can’t be that hard….right?

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I also got the fabric this weekend at sewfisticated!  I’m going to keep that a surprise until I finish the dress.  But lets just say it’s a color I don’t normally wear.  And I normally wear grey, black, and navy.  So the field is wide open….

This will be my first time combining two patterns together, but fresh off of my triumphant (read: semi successful) re-sizing of the Gertie Wiggle Dress (Bust at size 8, graded to a size 4 at the hips), I think I’m ready for it!

Also, I took advantage of the Craftsy sale to buy Gertie’s Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress class.  Because lets be real, I really don’t see myself getting through a boned bodice without some kind of professional help.

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