Two Gertie Shirtwaists! With Special Guest!

I finally finished my shirtwaist dress from Gertie's book. Fe-yoo! I say finally because I kept needing to make changes and when I finally made a bunch of bust changes I needed to make more changes due to the change in the armscye. I basically nearly botched it. I had so much fun hanging with … Continue reading Two Gertie Shirtwaists! With Special Guest!

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Gertie’s Pencil Skirt, aka Finished Skirts!

Thanks to everyone who left supportive comments on my last post. The pink skirt did help me snap out of my funk a bit. Sewing Rules! As soon as I got my copy of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, I started in on the Pencil Skirt. I quickly found the sizing to be awesome. … Continue reading Gertie’s Pencil Skirt, aka Finished Skirts!

Gertie’s Portrait Blouse

I've already made the Pencil Skirt from Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing but I haven't found the right blouse to wear with it. Hence, starting on the Portrait Blouse. The patterns from this book come on sheets so you'll need to trace your size first before you can get started. I traced the size … Continue reading Gertie’s Portrait Blouse