This summer I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up to make perfectly fitted bombshell dresses using Gertie’s Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dresses class. This post marks the beginning of the saga.
When Gertie announced her online class was in session over at Craftsy, I immediately signed up. My intentions with sewing are to learn how to sew well, and this class seemed like a good way to see how someone else makes a garment from start to finish. Someone who’s been well trained themselves and whose goal is to teach me their tips and tricks. It didn’t hurt that it was half off.*
I’ve watched all of the videos, but I have yet to sew a stitch. The class is making BurdaStyle 5/2011 Bustier Dress with Draped Detail, a bombshell dress. I have no where I’d wear such a dress right now, but I plan to make it all the same. Eventually.
- Plan B) Use some other solid color shantung, possibly emberglow, honeysuckle, or phlox; inspired by this sketch of a beautifully draped dress by Carmen Marc Valvo.
- Plan C) Use a fun patterned Japanese cotton (like that for my Lonsdale dress), which Gertie suggests as another possible fabric for this dress.
What do you think? Want to weigh in?
*Currently, if you’re a member of Craftsy, you can get a free Craftsy Tshirt while also getting 50% off. Just sign up through your Craftsy homepage.