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4h 23min intermediate Resources

Master vintage sewing techniques and design details as you create a classic dress that's customized to complement your figure.

Episode descriptions

Meet Laura Nash
1 . Episode: Meet Laura Nash
4min

Meet Laura and start to think about fabric choices for your Tia dress.

Pattern Prep
2 . Episode: Pattern Prep
28min

Learn how to prepare your pattern by choosing a size, adjusting the bust and adjusting the length to tailor your dress perfectly.

Cutting
3 . Episode: Cutting
26min

Get started on your vintage dress with cutting, pinning and marking your fabric. Then work on checking the bodice fit.

Preassembly & Bodice
4 . Episode: Preassembly & Bodice
51min

Start to pre-assemble your dress and begin to sew your bodice. Sew the patch pocket and the yoke, along with the bodice trim.

Bodice Finishing & Skirt
5 . Episode: Bodice Finishing & Skirt
52min

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.

Lapped Zipper
6 . Episode: Lapped Zipper
36min

Install your zipper and learn vintage techniques to create a comfortable closure. Learn how to baste, add stabilizer and topstitch your zipper.

Sleeves & Hem
7 . Episode: Sleeves & Hem
40min

Work on your sleeves and hem using a variety of techniques, including attaching hem tape and the modified blanket stitch.

Making a Petticoat
8 . Episode: Making a Petticoat
27min

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.

About the Teacher

Laura Nash
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