Tag Archives: Gertie’s New Blog For Better Sewing

What’s In The Jar?

The original jar wasn’t big enough. So, I finally printed off all the 187 comments and settled down for a session of serious ripping up of paper. You guys wrote over 10,000 words between you, did you know that? With … Continue reading

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V8548 Coat – Done!

I made a coat. I. Made. A. Coat. I MADE A COAT! There are more construction details to share, but I feared a mutiny if I didn’t show you the finished item first! After a final, six-hour sewing marathon I … Continue reading

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Bound Buttonhole Bravery

Sometimes you just need to get stuck in. You know? In my last post about the V8548 coat, I voiced my fear about making bound buttonholes through two layers of wool and one layer of interlining. Well, some part of … Continue reading

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Gertie Gingham & Fast Fits

You could almost mistake me for Gertie, non? Here I am in the skirt made from some stretch taffeta gingham bought in the summer sale from John Lewis. Along with the free skirt tutorial courtesy of Gertie, I reckon this … Continue reading

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The Joy of Jenny

Ta da! Here I am wearing Burda’s Jenny skirt, teamed with – you guessed it – one of my four versions of the Simplicity 2599 blouse. How much do I love this skirt? A lot! I’m not alone. So Zo … Continue reading

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What Lies Beneath

I had the house to myself this evening. It feels mean to be too celebratory when my boyfriend goes out but, ooh… The delicious, rare pleasure of Me, Myself and I. With a sewing machine! I ran upstairs to the … Continue reading

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Midweek Madness

Sorrel’s Wonderful Creation Lots of photos to share today! You may remember from a recent post that I mentioned MacCullough & Wallis and a certain fabric that had stayed in my head and heart. A Spring voile that was just … Continue reading

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Baby steps, baby steps

Is it possible to window shop in haberdasheries? To resist the temptation of a metre or so of something divine? Well, after this evening’s experiences the answer is – yes! I began in Maccullough and Wallis, photographed here. This is … Continue reading

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