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ONE CLASS ONLY. FIRST TIME IN BRISBANE.
Gretchen Hirsch, from Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing, is holding a workshop at Needlefruit here in Brisbane. And you get to come along!
Join Gertie and make the perfect Vintage-Inspired Dress! You will be using the basic bodice from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book. You will learn invaluable skills on fitting, the best techniques for sewing and pressing darts, sewing a perfectly neat all-in-one facing, and much more.
You will also be given a copy of Gertie’s fantastic new book which is included in the price of the class!
Gretchen will demonstrate the basic jewel neckline, as well as the V-neck option and an elegant narrow shoulder alternative. You have a choice of three skirts, A-Line, Three-Quarter, or Pencil, to make the dress your own.
This class is suitable for those with some experience in making garments. But don’t worry Gertie will guide you through any new techniques involved in this beautifully fitted dress.
What you will learn:
- Make a sewing pattern fit you
- Lapped zippers
- All in one facings (the professional way)
- How to sew perfect darts
- Various seam finishes
- The skills to make a whole wardrobe full of perfectly fitting dresses!
- Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book (for you to take home)
- Your perfectly fitting dress pattern
- Use of all tools and sewing machines
- Tea & Coffee
- Lunch (beautiful bakery sandwiches)*
*Please let us know at time of booking if you have any dietary requirements. If you have severe allergies, please bring your own lunch.
What to bring:
- Fabric of your choice
Pencil Skirt: 3m for all sizes
A-line Skirt: 4m for all sizes
3/4 Circle Skirt: 5m for all sizes
24″ (61 cm) zipper and thread to match
1m fusible interfacing
Fabric recommendations: Fabrics should be opaque with light to medium body, keep in mind that dresses will not be lined in this class so make sure it’s something that feels good against the skin. Medium-weight Cotton, Cotton blends, Linen, Sateen, Poplin, Chambray, Rayon, Challis, Shirting.
Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress, a sought-after sewing teacher, and the creator of one of the web’s most popular sewing blogs: Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. The blog began as a way for readers to follow Hirsch’s progress as she stitched all 14 fashions from the iconic 1950s sewing bookVogue’s New Book for Better Sewing. It quickly became a place for Hirsch to share tutorials and lively posts about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image, and gender.
Gretchen is the author of four sewing books, the designer of Patterns by Gertie, and a line of retro sewing patterns with Butterick. She now has her fabrics available at Spotlight stores around Australia. She lives in Beacon, New York with her two favorite creatures, Henry and Hattie.
This workshop is not refundable or changeable. Gertie’s workshop is extremely popular and we will be hosting one workshop only.
Please Note: Needlefruit is a feline (cat) friendly place and we have two furry friends visiting the studio regularly. Please let me know if you would prefer them not to be in the studio.