15 HD Video Lessons
Gretchen is an expert in vintage style and fine sewing techniques. She is also the author of Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. View profile »
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with Gretchen Hirsch
*NOTE: This course now features student-led (rather than instructor-led) discussion only. If you have questions about the dress, at least one of the many experienced garment sewists in Sew Retro will surely have the answer!
Sometimes a girl needs a wee bit of va-va-voom. Gretchen Hirsch - creator of Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing - gives you the skills you need to create gorgeous dresses that fit like they're painted on, yet let you dance all night. You'll learn how to assemble and customize the included BurdaStyle dress pattern, create a muslin to check fit, and construct a highly tailored garment using some very cool techniques. In 15 high-definition video lessons, you'll learn how to make a molded bodice with underlining, boning, bust padding, a waist stay and convertible straps. The draped sarong skirt makes a beautiful contrast.
In luxurious shantung, this bustier dress exudes midcentury sophistication. Gertie says, "Think Alfred Shaheen. Think Dorothy Lamour." Make it in a tribal print for a sexy tiki vibe, butter-yellow eyelet for that Audrey Hepburn ingénue-at-a-picnic look, or ivory silk (with a fetching hat) for your wedding day. Come join the fashion fun and sign up for Sew Retro: Perfect Bombshell Dresses today!
|2||Using the Downloadable Pattern||10:33|
|3||Cutting Out the Muslin||13:32|
|4||Fitting the Muslin Bodice||26:20|
|5||Modifications For Larger Busts||11:14|
|6||Making Pattern Adjustments||16:34|
|7||Underlining: What, Why & How||10:07|
|8||Starting the Outer Bodice||36:36|
|9||Finishing the Outer Bodice||41:06|
|10||Cutting the Sarong Skirt||16:53|
|11||Making the Skirt||33:57|
|12||Adding the Zipper||15:38|
|15||Finishing with Hem & Vent||33:03|