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I Made Another Dress! My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress

I mentioned this sewing project in my last post, and now its finally done! I was a little lazy about taking photos, but check out the finished results. =)

I Made Another Dress!  My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

Its hard to tell, but the skirt is sort of peplum-ish, but much longer and flowier.  The pencil-like underskirt just peeks out two inches at the bottom. It was so windy out, I had a hard time taking more photos from different angles.  This was really the only one that turned out decently. But I do have some fun photobooth pics that we took at the wedding I wore it to!

I Made Another Dress!  My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

I didn’t take step by step photos like I usually do when I make something, but here are some highlights from my sewing process.

I Made Another Dress!  My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

Pre-draping. Plotting out the general design on my dress form.

I Made Another Dress!  My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

All of the bodice pieces have been cut and fused with interfacing. those two eyebrow looking pieces ended up being totally re-designed into longer strips that extend to the back of the dress.

I Made Another Dress!  My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

Sewing the cup pieces, adding trim.

I Made Another Dress!  My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

Cups sewn into the rest of the bodice.

I Made Another Dress!  My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

Gross grain ribbon sewn inside the cup to create a channel for the underwire.

I Made Another Dress!  My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

I was not particularly neat with my underwire stitching since I knew i’d cover it up with black trim anyway. Very forgiving design!

I Made Another Dress!  My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

Adding black trim.

I Made Another Dress!  My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

This is my last process picture. the bodice is complete and I added on the skirt next. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and it was definitely a new challenge for me since I’ve never sewn anything with an underwire before.


2 comments to I Made Another Dress! My New Cantaloupe Bustier Dress

  • joe

    Good job! I guess in the end it was worth the mess at home ! I can only look forward to more messes i mean dresses to come. =)

  • oh my! this is too gorgeous! i want to make a bustier maxi gown and seeing this gives me a new level of inspiration. it is too gorgeous and look mighty fine

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