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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Class Rating

(52 reviews)

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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rated 5 stars

Great Teacher, Great Class

I really enjoyed this class. I had taken a previous class but it wasn't what I expected. This was a great course with great teacher. Thanks Gertie

Eva testar
rated 5 stars

Lovely, fun and inspiering teacher

This was the first class I entered at the Cratsy platform (august 2011 I think) and I belive this class is one of the best craftsy classes. It is the personality of Gertie that make this class. She is fun, warm and enthusiastic. Its like having a new friend who is giving her spare time teaching you everything about what is going on in sewing. Thank you Gertie! You introduced me to Craftsy and your class is still the most enjoyable of all sewing courses I joined (10 or more...)


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