Intermediate | 57 min
Taught by Gretchen Hirsch
This versatile peasant dress, inspired by the glamorous 1940s, will be a stylish addition to your wardrobe. Gretchen will show you how to adapt the Portrait Blouse Pattern from her book "Gertie’s Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing" using basic vintage techniques along with techniques for elastic shirring, bias band necklines, and narrow hems. Simply elegant!
Learn how to:
  • Work with sipperly fabrics
  • Work hand overcasting
  • Work fabric interfacing
  • Work narrow hems

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to make a peasant dress
  • 12 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Downloadable PDF included - $16 value
  • Step-by-step instruction by artist Gretchen Hirsch
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students


Chapters
Introduction
01:04
Materials
02:33
Pattern
07:05
04:15
Sew the Dress
05:15
02:48
06:19
04:05
02:27
03:19
06:41
05:01
Hem the Dress
06:53
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tools:
  • scissors for cutting paper
  • tracing wheel
  • cork board
  • push pins
  • pencils
  • hand sewing needle
  • iron
Materials:
  • Portrait Blouse Pattern
  • pattern paper
  • 2 yards lightweight cotton fabric
  • thread to match
  • 1/2 yard of lightweight woven interfacing
  • 1 package of single fold bias tape
  • 9-inch regular zipper
Discussion
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Transcript
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