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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(57 reviews)

rated 5 stars

I Learned So Much

I've been sewing for a few years, and was wanting to take a class that would improve my sewing skills. Couldn't find anything that matched my abilities at the junior college, but found this online class. So convenient to work on it at your own schedule. I learned many, many techniques and I have a beautiful dress at the end of it all.

rated 5 stars

Loved the class

I loved watching the class. It was very hard constructing the dress. I took LOTS of breaks. The dress took me more than 3 months to finish. Yet the final product was very beautiful and I love wearing it. It was a challange that I took and i am so glad that i did. Gretchin is nice. I loved learning new ways in working with patterns wothout seam allowance. I loved the fact that she use what she has and does not ask for complicated requirments that some might find hard to find. Thank you gretchin ...

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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.

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