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I’m am currently taking Gretchen’s (AKA Gertie) Retro Bombshell Dress online class over at Craftsy.com. Here is my fabric choice and the inspiration photo from the Burda pattern we’re using #122 05/2011. This style is based on the fabulous sarong dresses from the 1940s & 1950s.

Burda’s dress sample

Some of the most famous designers of this style were Alfred Shaheen, Nani of Hawaii, Tiana Pittelle. A quick internet search on any of their names brings up gorgeous examples of their dresses.

Some actual vintage sarong style dresses….