I'm a sewing enthusiast in Beacon, New York, with a love of all things retro. This site is all about tutorials, tips, inspiration, and lots of spirited discussion about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image, and gender. My first book, Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, is now out from STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books! Also look for my line "Patterns by Gertie" from Butterick.
Do you readers watch Smash? I don't, and I really can't tell you why. It's comprised of many things I love: musicals, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine McPhee (I don't know why, I just like her, ok?), and musicals (yes, that had to be said twice). Someone wrote to me about this cherry print dress months before the show even premiered, and I'm sure you can see why. So cute! So retro!
Anyway, it's months and months later, and I find myself thinking about the dress again. And about Smash, which I just informed Jeff that we're going to get caught up on.
Anyway, the dress comes from repro brand Stop Staring!, and you can buy it here.
Or, better yet, you can sew your own! New Look 6002 has a great option.
I would just remove the bow thingy and widen the neckline, making the straps slightly narrower. I would make it very snug, in a stretch woven (let me know if you find some cherry print fabric!).