Laura Nash

Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress

Laura Nash
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 264 mins
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Meet Laura and start to think about fabric choices for your Tia dress.
Learn how to prepare your pattern by choosing a size, adjusting the bust and adjusting the length to tailor your dress perfectly.
Get started on your vintage dress with cutting, pinning and marking your fabric. Then work on checking the bodice fit.
Start to pre-assemble your dress and begin to sew your bodice. Sew the patch pocket and the yoke, along with the bodice trim.
Finish your bodice and start sewing your skirt! Sew the side seams, secure the waist and create a waist stay to ensure long lasting comfort.
Install your zipper and learn vintage techniques to create a comfortable closure. Learn how to baste, add stabilizer and topstitch your zipper.
Work on your sleeves and hem using a variety of techniques, including attaching hem tape and the modified blanket stitch.
Create a fabulous petticoat for your dress without using any pattern at all! Learn about adding multiple ruffles and how to construct a petticoat that will add a little flair to your dress.
8 Lessons
4  hrs 24  mins

Learn how to sew a vintage dress complete with 1950s-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.

Important Pattern Information

The sewing pattern on which this class is based is not included with your purchase. This class is rich in essential sewing techniques and is not to be missed! For the best class experience, to sew along with the Instructor, and practice these skills by creating your own flirty dress in all its glory, the pattern by Sew Chic may be purchased here:

Laura Nash

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 wearable garments. You'll love Laura's wealth of sewing wisdom and approachable teaching style.

Laura Nash

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