Gretchen Hirsch
Craftsy Instructor

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Blogger, author and teacher Gretchen Hirsch combines a love of all things retro with a passion for garment construction and fine hand sewing. Gretchen's favorite subject is intricate sewing that involves feats of engineering: tailoring, corsetry and dresses with complex under-structures. Featured in the new PBS Creates series It's Sew Easy, Gretchen lives in Queens and teaches classes for all levels at The Sewing Studio in New York. Her ... Read Full Bio »

Gretchen's Craftsy Classes

Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress

Knock 'em dead with a vintage pinup dress that's uniquely yours! In "Sew Retro: Perfect Fit Bombshell Dress," retro maven Gretchen Hirsch shows you advanced fit, construction and finishing techniques used by couturiers. It's the perfect course to advance your garment engineering skills. With Gretchen's expert help and sassy point of view, you'll customize the included vintage-style pattern and create an amazing strapless dress that will fit like a dream and knock their socks off! Then you'll be able to tackle anything from a pretty cotton sundress to the wedding gown or prom dress of your dreams. 

*NOTE: This course now features student-led (rather than instructor-led) discussion only. If you have questions, at least one of the many experienced garment sewists in this class will surely have the answer!


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