Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress

with Gretchen Hirsch

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Knock 'em dead with a vintage pinup dress that's uniquely yours! Read More…

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(55 reviews)

Natalie Peroli
rated 5 stars

I loved it!

Great teacher and great class, I loved the tips of finishing.

rated 5 stars

Love Love Love

This was my first craftsy class I purchased. I am still in love with this class as I was the first time I watched it. I come back to the class to refresh my knowledge to the techniques that Gerite uses.

Isha Webb
rated 5 stars


I'm a sewer of 25 years and yet I still learned tons! Gertie is easy to understand and provides great instruction. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in the techniques even if you don't make the actual garment the principles can still be applied.
For example I just applied a lapped zipped to a wedding dress I'm working on, and used the bust cup padding technique to add in a vintage style swimsuit I made for myself.

rated 5 stars

Loved the class and instructor!!

I purchased the class last summer and watched the lessons. I finally got around to sewing my dress, and I'm thrilled with the result. I'm a huge fan of Gretchen, her blog and her book. She's an excellent teacher, and I am interested in any class by her! She fully explains every step and shows everything very clearly. This dress was a perfect challenge for someone looking to learn new techniques and expand their skills.

rated 5 stars

Opened my mind to new techniques and ideas

I really enjoyed taking this class. With my 40th birthday approaching I thought it would be great to make a really nice classy dress that was all about celebrating a great time in my life. I watched the class in full before I even attempted anything and found Gertie to be a great teacher and entertaining to watch. What she said just made sense to me and actually reminded me of how I used to do things before I had a sewing machine. It's all about slowing down and getting the steps right - ...

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