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:
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?
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.