Learn to sew a vintage-inspired peasant blouse with Gertie! Using her brand new Charm Patterns Rita blouse, you will spend a fabulous day learning how to sew this versatile top.
This perfectly vintage peasant blouse was named for Hollywood starlet Rita Moreno. Pair it with a circle skirt or pedal pushers for that 1950s movie star look! It has a flattering elasticized neckline that can be worn on or off the shoulder, a choice of elasticized or flutter cap sleeves, a fitted midriff with princess seams, and an invisible side zipper for a smooth finish.
We will find the perfect size for you (with your choice of B-DD cup sizes, this pattern is easy to customize to your shape), and then get right into cutting and sewing. Then sashay away in your new top!
This class is suitable for those with some sewing experience. But don’t worry Gertie will guide you through any new techniques involved in this stunning blouse.
What To bring:
see below for amount & type
- 30cm invisible zipper
- Thread to match your fabric
- One Full Day Workshop
- Your fresh-off-the-press Charm Pattern
- Tracing material, Elastic and Interfacing
- Lunch & Treats
- Use of Tools & Machines in house
feel free to bring your machines & overlockers
What will I learn?
- Create perfect Gathers
- How to sew a fitted Midriff
- Sew perfect Princess Seams
- Insert an Invisible Zipper
- Neatly finished Elastic Casings
- How to sew a pretty Narrow Hem
45″ and 60″ wide – You need 1.5m of fabric | If the fabric is very narrow get a little extra.
Lightweight fabrics like rayon challis, cotton lawn, batiste, poplin, and sateen work well for this blouse. If you’re feeling up for a more challenging fabric, try it in a lightweight silk like crepe de chine.
This workshop is not refundable or changeable. Gertie’s workshop is extremely popular and we will be hosting one workshop for each sewing pattern style only. Vouchers are not valid for this workshop.
Needlefruit is a cat friendly workshop.
If you have allergies to cats please let us know and we’ll make the space cat free