I had signed up to take the Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress class with Gretchen Hirsch. I haven't made the dress yet. Actually I signed up more for the learning tips then for the dress itself. I did the same for the class The Couture Dress taught by Susan Khalje. You can head on over to craftsy and check out these classes. Even though I have been sewing since my teen years, I still have lots to learn. Both of these classes have taught me so much, I am glad I took them.
After watching both of them and Project Runway All Stars I can say that the sewing bug has bitten me..
I went into NYC on Wednesday and bought wax tracing paper( both classes spoke about it). I got 2 sheets one red and one blue. They are large( not sure how big) I haven't measured them yet. They are much larger then the non-wax ones you find nowadays. These should last me a long time. I got them at SIL Thread 257 West 38th Street, New York, NYC. I also stopped over at Pacific Trimmings 218 W. 38th Street, New York, NYC and noticed that they also carry the waxed paper. I refrained from going into MOOD and went into Spandex world. Their prices are pretty decent. I bought some nice cotton knit fabric.
The bottom fabric is a nice rust color and the fabric on top is a mustard yellow. Beautiful colors.
Now all I need is a dress form. After trying to make a dress for myself I realized how important it is to have one of these. Trying to adjust fittings etc.. while the fabric is on you is not easy. I want to try and make a duct tape dress form. Hopefully I can find some time tomorrow to do it. I will post pics if I am able to. There are plenty of videos on YouTube that show how to make one of these.