Back to All Events

Ultimate Dress Workshop w Gertie

Ultimate Dress Workshop w Gertie

Trunk Show & Talk: March 15th, 6-8p

2 Day Dress Workshop: March 17th & 18th, 10a-6p

Join international sewing starlet Gertie Hirsch for the ultimate dressmaking weekend! Using Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book, students will learn to fit basic bodice pattern and walk away with your own custom variation of a sleeveless dress. There will be a strong focus on fit construction, based on Gertie's tested techniques for sewing and pressing darts, creating a perfectly neat all-in-one facing, and much more. Your finished dress will come together using a choice of basic, jewel neckline, v-neck, or elegant narrow shoulder. Students can choose between one of three skirts (a-line, three-quarter circle, or gathered - or draft your own circle skirt!) to make the dress your own. Students will walk away with confidence in taking measurements, fitting, lapped zippers, seam finishes, and more.

Experience Level: This class is not suited to absolute beginners. It is for people who are confident with using their sewing machine, reading patterns, and who have completed several garments before, including at least one dress. 

Class fee includes the following:

  • 16 hours of instruction

  • A seat at the Trunk Show & Talk on Thursday 3/15

  • Use of our Janome Sewing Machines

  • Use of our measuring, cutting, and sewing tools

  • 15% off all in store purchases 

  • A goodie bag filled with some helpful notions & materials

  • Coffee, water, snacks throughout the weekend

Specific material requirements and schedule will be sent to participants in advance of workshop.  Please contact with your specific questions.

Click here to see Nashville Area info to help plan your trip!

Click here to see our Craft South workshop policies.

Add To Cart
Earlier Event: March 16
Gertie Trunk Show & Talk
Later Event: March 20
Sewing Basics: Tassel Zipper Pouch