Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Somethings Got To Give-Rose Dress

This dress styled after the dress worn in the unfinished last film ''Something's Got to Give'' starring Marilyn Monroe. There are very few good pictures of this dress and with such a busy print its hard to tell exactly how the original dress was cut. I hunted for fabric for this dress for quite a while, i finally found this cotton print on Etsy from a seller located in India. Unfortunately there isn't anymore of this print as far as i know. My take on the dress has long side darts, that go from hip to bust. The back has a waist seam that dips slightly at the center, the back pleats and overlaps to create the draped effect with the cotton fabric. The dress is fully underlined in cotton, bullet bra cups and boning were added so the dress could be worn bra-less. A side zipper was a must with the back detail.

 Updated version 2013- Chiffon over cotton.


  1. I love you work so much! You surprised me here with the boning.. Where is it? And where does one get bullet bra cups nowadays..? Thank you!

    1. Thank you! I added a lightweight boning just to the side seams and the bra cups I special order for projects like this. I started selling the cups in my Etsy shop if you are interested, https://www.etsy.com/listing/86251796/bullet-bra-cups-size-b-c-or-d-lingerie

  2. Oh my... I need one of these in my wardrobe.