Laura Nash
Craftsy Instructor


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Laura Nash began sewing professionally for high-end stores and private clients as a young mother. When her children were all old enough to be in school, she began a degree in apparel design. Throughout college, Laura designed vintage-inspired gowns, and showed her garments at professional fashion shows all over the U.S. After finishing her degree, Laura started Sew Chic Pattern Company, where she creates gorgeous vintage patterns for wonderfully ... Read Full Bio »

Laura's Craftsy Classes

Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress

Learn to sew vintage-style garments and make a day dress complete with 1950's-era details. Vintage sewing expert Laura Nash guides you through pattern preparation and personalized bust and length alterations. Laura will be there every step of the way as you construct your timeless bodice with a lining, gathered sleeves and a contrasting trim. Then, sew your flared skirt with patch pockets, and gather it into your bodice before adding a waist stay and lapped zipper. Hand-finish your skirt in retro fashion by easing in the wide circle skirt hem in one simple step. As a bonus, you'll learn to create a custom petticoat that gives your skirt perfect vintage flair.


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Oct 05, 2014 - Oct 27, 2014
Inspired by the stylishness of Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" I designed this hat to go with the Phantom Pattern photo shoot several years ago, so I thought- why not make that into a PDF? Let the Giveaway Begin! Join in a friendly hat making competition! We have 4 categories with prizes valued at $40 each. Winners determined by public vote. DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN HERE: GET THE FULL DETAILS HERE: STAY IN TOUCH ON FACEBOOK:

Laura's Patterns

Sew Chic Funnel Hat

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Laura's Projects

The Spin Skirt
Classy and Chic
Easy Petticoat
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