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Gertie + Gertie = Fabulous Vintage Top!

I have made the ultimate Gertie item… Butterick pattern 6217 with a Gertie cotton sateen fabric! Things are getting crazy over here! I could have copied Gertie exactly in her post here and used my Gertie rayon fabric for this blouse. BUT I like to think I’m more creative than that, so I went with… Continue reading Gertie + Gertie = Fabulous Vintage Top!

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Simplicity 1109: How I Love Thee

Until now I have made numerous skirts – pencil, knit, swooshy, embarassing – but they all have fallen short of what really suited me. You’d think with the millions of skirt patterns out there, at least one would work for me, right? Well, my search has ended! Simplicity 1109, a simple pleated skirt, has done the… Continue reading Simplicity 1109: How I Love Thee

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A Gingham McCall’s 6696, AKA Another 1950’s House Wife Dress

I think McCall’s 6696 has to be the most sewn dress on the internet. I mean, it is flattering on almost everyone who wears it and I suppose it does give one a sense of accomplishment (Millions of pleats! Tons of hand-stitching! Collar and button holes!). It is also a great stash-buster as this is… Continue reading A Gingham McCall’s 6696, AKA Another 1950’s House Wife Dress