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My haul today. The Gertie book was reduced and then I had a $5 off voucher.
The fabric is some much needed plains, boring but necessary.
40% off 😍 
#quiltygalssewing 
#combedcotton
#gertiesultimatedressbook 
#fabricbasics
#fabrics
#basictees
LOVE the 📚public library📚 
It’s like a “try it before ya buy it” with theses type of books! 
I’ve been stalking the vintage sewing groups for awhile now on Facebook and this One designer is on my top Favorites list!! Where I’d wear these who knows but I’m determined to become a pro at them😍
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#vintage #vintagedress #gretchenhirsch #gertiesewsvintagecasual #gertiesultimatedressbook #girlswithtattoos #seamstressdreams #teachyourself #determinedwoman #imgoingtolearn #sewingdreams
LOVE the 📚public library📚 It’s like a “try it before ya buy it” with theses type of books! I’ve been stalking the vintage sewing groups for awhile now on Facebook and this One designer is on my top Favorites list!! Where I’d wear these who knows but I’m determined to become a pro at them😍 . . . . . . . #vintage  #vintagedress  #gretchenhirsch  #gertiesewsvintagecasual  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #girlswithtattoos  #seamstressdreams  #teachyourself  #determinedwoman  #imgoingtolearn  #sewingdreams 
Charlotte @tuppencehapenny was inspired by the outfit worn by Catherine Deneuve in the French film “8 Women” - this dress was on her to-sew list for *years*. The amazing teal wool doubleknit fabric was purchased @bandjfabrics in New York in 2014 (with this dress in mind), and she was lucky enough to find a perfect tonal match silk charmeuse on Goldhawk Road. The pattern is based on the boat neck bodice from @gertie18’s #gertiesultimatedressbook (her fourth or fifth dress using this bodice!), with a number of modifications for fit and the v-neckline. The collar is just two straight bias-cut strips of the silk satin, which she draped in place for the pleats; the cuffs are hand drafted. 📸 @newts_shoots Charlotte is ready for #dressfriday •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#gerti18 #sewinginspiration #bandjfabrics #newtsshoots #sewingdresses #isewmyclothes
Charlotte @tuppencehapenny was inspired by the outfit worn by Catherine Deneuve in the French film “8 Women” - this dress was on her to-sew list for *years*. The amazing teal wool doubleknit fabric was purchased @bandjfabrics in New York in 2014 (with this dress in mind), and she was lucky enough to find a perfect tonal match silk charmeuse on Goldhawk Road. The pattern is based on the boat neck bodice from @gertie18’s #gertiesultimatedressbook  (her fourth or fifth dress using this bodice!), with a number of modifications for fit and the v-neckline. The collar is just two straight bias-cut strips of the silk satin, which she draped in place for the pleats; the cuffs are hand drafted. 📸 @newts_shoots Charlotte is ready for #dressfriday  •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#gerti18  #sewinginspiration  #bandjfabrics  #newtsshoots  #sewingdresses  #isewmyclothes 
A big congrats to Bianca, who I chose as the winner of last night's $100 gift voucher at @spotlightstores in Brisbane! She came looking stunning in a #charmpatterns Lamour Dress in one of last season's Gertie fabrics. Lovely job, @bianca_rothwell! Can't wait to see what you make with your new fabric! (Buy the Lamour Dress pattern at the link in my profile.) My dress is a combo of patterns from #gertiesultimatedressbook. #charmpatternsbygertie #lamourdress #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric #gertiedoesaustraliataketwo
A big congrats to Bianca, who I chose as the winner of last night's $100 gift voucher at @spotlightstores in Brisbane! She came looking stunning in a #charmpatterns  Lamour Dress in one of last season's Gertie fabrics. Lovely job, @bianca_rothwell! Can't wait to see what you make with your new fabric! (Buy the Lamour Dress pattern at the link in my profile.) My dress is a combo of patterns from #gertiesultimatedressbook . #charmpatternsbygertie  #lamourdress  #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric  #gertiedoesaustraliataketwo 
Look what I've finished! I am really happy with this dress. I am going to make a matching bag and belt to complete the outfit.
#sewing #vintagesewing #madebyme #memade #handmade #handmadefashion #handmadewardrobe #isewmyownclothes #imadeitmyself #fabric #fashion #pattern #homemade #gertiesultimatedressbook #princessseambodice #puffsleeve #1950s #vintage #vintagestyle #vintagegirl #retro #pinup #pinupstyle @gertie18
One more from last weekend. So proud to say that I made my outfit and my boyfriend's shirt. 
My top is #ritablouse from @gertie18 #charmpatternsbygertie my skirt is the 3/4 circle skirt from #gertiesultimatedressbook 
Boyfriend's shirt is #m7206
Wow! a Gorgeously Vintage trio, the gowns are all handmade by me, it is a mix & match of several @gertie18 patterns!⠀
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I am wearing my Disney Poster dress, made with Butterick #b6413 by Gertie , I have altered the pattern and made a full skirt instead of the pencil skirt. ⠀
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The white dress is a mix the sweetheart bodice of #gertiesultimatedressbook and the pencil skirt of #gertiesbookforbettersewing, I have added a flared bottom, to have the mermaid silhouette⠀
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The black dress bodice is Butterick by Gertie #b6019 without shirring elastic at the sides and back, I have added white flaps made from the same fabric as the white dress. :) And a really pouffy skirt, inspired by a Lanvin by Castillo dress.
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#pinupgirl #pinupstyle #pinuphair #rockabella #pinupmodel #50s #1950s #vintagehair #pinup #retro  #vintagestyle #rockabilly  #vintagefashion #weddingdress #weddingphotography #bridal #weddinginspiration  #brides  #weddings #bridetobe #patternsbygertie  #weddingideas #seamstress  #1950sfashion  #vintagedress #mariagequebec
Wow! a Gorgeously Vintage trio, the gowns are all handmade by me, it is a mix & match of several @gertie18 patterns!⠀ • I am wearing my Disney Poster dress, made with Butterick #b6413  by Gertie , I have altered the pattern and made a full skirt instead of the pencil skirt. ⠀ • The white dress is a mix the sweetheart bodice of #gertiesultimatedressbook  and the pencil skirt of #gertiesbookforbettersewing , I have added a flared bottom, to have the mermaid silhouette⠀ • The black dress bodice is Butterick by Gertie #b6019  without shirring elastic at the sides and back, I have added white flaps made from the same fabric as the white dress. :) And a really pouffy skirt, inspired by a Lanvin by Castillo dress. • • • #pinupgirl  #pinupstyle  #pinuphair  #rockabella  #pinupmodel  #50s  #1950s  #vintagehair  #pinup  #retro  #vintagestyle  #rockabilly  #vintagefashion  #weddingdress  #weddingphotography  #bridal  #weddinginspiration  #brides  #weddings  #bridetobe  #patternsbygertie  #weddingideas  #seamstress  #1950sfashion  #vintagedress  #mariagequebec 
Hearing from Wendi today on the blog about one of her favorite sewing books and patterns. Link in bio ❤️#sewvintage #vintageclothing #vintagestyle #fortheloveofsewingblog #gertiesultimatedressbook
Finally my copy of gertie's Ultimate Dress Book has arrived from #bookdepository <3 I was thinking about doing a Facebook live about my recent books, what do you think =)? #sewing #arts #gertiehirsch #gertiesultimatedressbook #sewingislife #sewingbooks #lolitafashion #creativesewing #becreative #vintagefashion
Hey, Australia! I'm doing a series of appearances in Spotlight Stores starting in Brisbane this Thursday to celebrate my new line of fabric. Come dressed in your Gertie-inspired finest for the chance to win a $100 voucher, with the winner selected by yours truly. I'll be doing a short talk at each store, followed by a Q&A and signing. Here are the details for each. Hope to see you there!
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Brisbane: 19 Oct, 6:00-8:00 pm at Spotlight Stores Indooroopilly.
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Perth: 27 Oct, 5:00-7:00 pm at Spotlight Stores Innaloo.
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Melbourne: 3rd Nov, 6:00-8:00 pm. Meet & Greet at Spotlight Stores Fountain Gate.
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Sydney: 16 Nov, 6:00-8:00pm. Meet & Greet at Spotlight Stores Penrith.
Hey, Australia! I'm doing a series of appearances in Spotlight Stores starting in Brisbane this Thursday to celebrate my new line of fabric. Come dressed in your Gertie-inspired finest for the chance to win a $100 voucher, with the winner selected by yours truly. I'll be doing a short talk at each store, followed by a Q&A and signing. Here are the details for each. Hope to see you there! * Brisbane: 19 Oct, 6:00-8:00 pm at Spotlight Stores Indooroopilly. * Perth: 27 Oct, 5:00-7:00 pm at Spotlight Stores Innaloo. * Melbourne: 3rd Nov, 6:00-8:00 pm. Meet & Greet at Spotlight Stores Fountain Gate. * Sydney: 16 Nov, 6:00-8:00pm. Meet & Greet at Spotlight Stores Penrith.
Finished! This is a simple little pencil dress with patch pockets made in a not-so-simple heavy sateen. Pattern is the princess bodice and pencil skirt from #gertiesultimatedressbook. #sewcialists #sewing
I made it to Australia! Loved having a girls day with Miss Chrissy of @lindycharmschool in Sydney today. (Check out that amazing patio dress, and also be sure to check out her vintage styling workshops.) Special thanks to vintage purveyor @bloodworth_bellamy for letting us stop by and talk shop. Next stop: Brisbane! #gertiedoesaustraliataketwo #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric #gertiesultimatedressbook
I made it to Australia! Loved having a girls day with Miss Chrissy of @lindycharmschool in Sydney today. (Check out that amazing patio dress, and also be sure to check out her vintage styling workshops.) Special thanks to vintage purveyor @bloodworth_bellamy for letting us stop by and talk shop. Next stop: Brisbane! #gertiedoesaustraliataketwo  #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric  #gertiesultimatedressbook 
Another holiday dress just hit the blog! My 3rd version of the #b6453 by @gertie18 for #butterickpatterns 👗🌺🌸🌹 As always, link in bio 😉 #sewcialists #sysysy #memadeeveryday #memadeholiday #mccallspatterns #gertieforbutterick #gertiesultimatedressbook #handmade
Here it is! My entry for the #sewingthescene challenge in its full glory! I was inspired by the outfit worn by Catherine Deneuve in the French film “8 Women” - this dress has been on my to-sew list for *years*. I bought the amazing teal wool doubleknit fabric in @bandjfabrics in New York in 2014 (with this dress in mind), and was lucky enough to find a perfect tonal match silk charmeuse on Goldhawk Road. The pattern is based on the boat neck bodice from @gertie18’s #gertiesultimatedressbook (my fourth or fifth dress using this bodice!), with a number of modifications for fit and the v-neckline. The collar is just two straight bias-cut strips of the silk satin, which I draped in place for the pleats; the cuffs are hand drafted. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am with the finished article - it’s not often something comes out pretty much exactly as you hoped, and I’m just delighted with this long-awaited dress!
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#vintagestyle #vintagegirl #vintagelife #vintageootd #ootd #ootdsocialclub #pinupstyle #pinuplife #modernpinup #1950s #1950sstyle #sewvintage #makeitsewcial #sewcialists #sewistsofinstagram #sewersofinstagram #vintagesewing #diyfashion #abmcrafty #memadeeveryday #sewretro #sewcialist #handmadewardrobe #imadethis #memade #moviestyle #8femmes #catherinedeneuve
Here it is! My entry for the #sewingthescene  challenge in its full glory! I was inspired by the outfit worn by Catherine Deneuve in the French film “8 Women” - this dress has been on my to-sew list for *years*. I bought the amazing teal wool doubleknit fabric in @bandjfabrics in New York in 2014 (with this dress in mind), and was lucky enough to find a perfect tonal match silk charmeuse on Goldhawk Road. The pattern is based on the boat neck bodice from @gertie18’s #gertiesultimatedressbook  (my fourth or fifth dress using this bodice!), with a number of modifications for fit and the v-neckline. The collar is just two straight bias-cut strips of the silk satin, which I draped in place for the pleats; the cuffs are hand drafted. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am with the finished article - it’s not often something comes out pretty much exactly as you hoped, and I’m just delighted with this long-awaited dress! . 📸 @newts_shoots . . . #vintagestyle  #vintagegirl  #vintagelife  #vintageootd  #ootd  #ootdsocialclub  #pinupstyle  #pinuplife  #modernpinup  #1950s  #1950sstyle  #sewvintage  #makeitsewcial  #sewcialists  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewersofinstagram  #vintagesewing  #diyfashion  #abmcrafty  #memadeeveryday  #sewretro  #sewcialist  #handmadewardrobe  #imadethis  #memade  #moviestyle  #8femmes  #catherinedeneuve 
Last minute purchase of tickets to My Fair Lady and a mother son day with the Rabbit. I made this dress a bit big but if looks great under a Dita Von Teese cardigan. #gertiesultimatedressbook #wheelsanddollbaby #myfairlady #vintagelook #vintagefashion #vintagelook #sewcialist #fashionista
Reasons why I'm single?

Haven't found a man able to match Mya and myself in fierceness.

Yes, her new bandanna was made expressly to match my new skirt (with pockets) 
#highmaintenance #gatheredskirt #gertiesultimatedressbook #huskyproblems #huskylife #screamingsiberian #conversationswithfloofy #LadyAndFang #pettyandfang #ArtSchoolDropOut #Atlanta
Another dress from #gertiesultimatedressbook with the leftover fabric from my last dress
"What, this old thing?" New dress made from Gertie ivory rose sateen from @spotlightstores using patterns from #gertiesultimatedressbook (boatneck midriff bodice and all-around pleated skirt). #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric #roseprint #sateen
Bicycle frock with red piping. Inspired by the #coletterooibos. Techniques from #gertiesultimatedressbook.
Finished the Stormtrooper dress! Can't wait to see it on @le_belle_dame_sans_merci #sewing #bespoke #stormtroopers #gertiesultimatedressbook #surplicebodice
I still have to add the rick rack because I've been so busy/tired lately. But I love the way this dress came out! I ended up going with a gathered skirt look instead of the side pleated skirt and I even gave it some side seam spider web pockets. It's definitely a new favorite!.😍💜💜💜☠ #gertie #gretchenhirsch  #gertiesultimatedressbook #sewing #sewist #sewing101 #pinup #pinuplife #pinupstyle #pinuplooks #pinupgirl #pinupfashion #pinupdiy #puffsleeves #fringeonfringeonfringe  #diadelosmuertos #rockabilly #rockabella #dekulink #loz #thelegendofzelda #majorasmask #dekuscrub #midna #twilightprincess
I still have to add the rick rack because I've been so busy/tired lately. But I love the way this dress came out! I ended up going with a gathered skirt look instead of the side pleated skirt and I even gave it some side seam spider web pockets. It's definitely a new favorite!.😍💜💜💜☠ #gertie  #gretchenhirsch  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #sewing  #sewist  #sewing101  #pinup  #pinuplife  #pinupstyle  #pinuplooks  #pinupgirl  #pinupfashion  #pinupdiy  #puffsleeves  #fringeonfringeonfringe  #diadelosmuertos  #rockabilly  #rockabella  #dekulink  #loz  #thelegendofzelda  #majorasmask  #dekuscrub  #midna  #twilightprincess 
Not quite the dress I was planning to feature today but it's a dress nonetheless #frocktober2017 #toile #willievergetpastthecalico? #ocrf link in profile of your looking for a worthy cause to donate to this month. #gertiesultimatedressbook #b6453 with 3/4circle skirt hack
Working on the bodice of a client's storm trooper candy skull dress. Really digging the placement of the storm trooper. #sewing #sewistsofinstagram #commission #bespoke #gertiesultimatedressbook 
#imakemyownclothes
Discovered this fantastic cotton fabric while antiquing in country Victoria last year. Upon seeing this pattern in #gertiesultimatedressbook I knew  it would be a match made in heaven!
Discovered this fantastic cotton fabric while antiquing in country Victoria last year. Upon seeing this pattern in #gertiesultimatedressbook  I knew it would be a match made in heaven!
My first dress from #gertiesultimatedressbook yay!
Work in progress 👗Thanks @lindsayfoster17 for the cute fabric! #holidayproject #celebratinghandmade #bernina1006 #gertiesultimatedressbook #stitchathon #sewist
Voilà! La première robe d'hiver portée. Il s'agit d'un mélange de plusieures parties du livre de @gertie18.
#gertiesultimatedressbook, dont je ne me passe plus tellement les possibilités sont infinies. 
#jecoudsdoncjesuis 
#coutureaddict
#cousette #memade #jeportecequejecouds #jecoudscequejeporte #sewing #pasioncouture #couturevintage
#vintagecouture #vintagestyle #vintagestyle #vintagedress #dress #butterick #gertie #charmpaternbygertie 
#sewingaddict #tissuaddict
Voilà! La première robe d'hiver portée. Il s'agit d'un mélange de plusieures parties du livre de @gertie18. #gertiesultimatedressbook , dont je ne me passe plus tellement les possibilités sont infinies. #jecoudsdoncjesuis  #coutureaddict  #cousette  #memade  #jeportecequejecouds  #jecoudscequejeporte  #sewing  #pasioncouture  #couturevintage  #vintagecouture  #vintagestyle  #vintagestyle  #vintagedress  #dress  #butterick  #gertie  #charmpaternbygertie  #sewingaddict  #tissuaddict 
I used lightweight shirting and the biggest ric rack I could find. #gertiesultimatedressbook #plaidrockabillydress #fashionfabricsclub #sew #sewing @gertie18
Here's a little sneak peak of what I'm working on today. Here I am using @gertie18 's plaid rockabilly dress pattern from her ultimate dress book. I've decided to use this gorgeous sugar skull pattern with some beautiful bright pink fringe. I'm thinking of adding some Mediterranean rick rack as well to make it pop a little more.  Do you have any projects you're working on?

#gretchenhirsch #gertie #gertiesultimatedressbook #rockabilly #rockabella #allyoopspinup #pinuplife #pinupstyle #pinuplooks #pinupgirl #pinupfashion #diypinup #sewing #sugarskulls #diadelosmuertos #fringe #rickrack #fringeonfringeonfringe #31daysofallyoops
Here's a little sneak peak of what I'm working on today. Here I am using @gertie18 's plaid rockabilly dress pattern from her ultimate dress book. I've decided to use this gorgeous sugar skull pattern with some beautiful bright pink fringe. I'm thinking of adding some Mediterranean rick rack as well to make it pop a little more. Do you have any projects you're working on? #gretchenhirsch  #gertie  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #rockabilly  #rockabella  #allyoopspinup  #pinuplife  #pinupstyle  #pinuplooks  #pinupgirl  #pinupfashion  #diypinup  #sewing  #sugarskulls  #diadelosmuertos  #fringe  #rickrack  #fringeonfringeonfringe  #31daysofallyoops 
First day at a new job calls for a new dress! Another pattern from @gertie18 with a very fall print from @threelittlebirdsofficial The blazer is store bought but that cute little felted pin is a @nataliagrofpel original - Спасибо Наташа! #gertiesultimatedressbook #pins #feltart #sewcialists #ootd #homesewist
First day at a new job calls for a new dress! Another pattern from @gertie18 with a very fall print from @threelittlebirdsofficial The blazer is store bought but that cute little felted pin is a @nataliagrofpel original - Спасибо Наташа! #gertiesultimatedressbook  #pins  #feltart  #sewcialists  #ootd  #homesewist 
Evening wear doesn't have to be boring.....
I don't normally sew party dresses so I wanted to try my best to get the halter strap placement right. I don't even find halter comfortable to wear so I might just be nuts. But how else can I show off my ink and my delts?!? Lol. And it's too late to turn back now.
#sewsunday #girlswithtattoos #girlswithink #girlswholift #sewingiscool #party #partydress #gertie #gertiesultimatedressbook #minervacrafts
So this is what I've been busy with for the last months, sewing my own wedding dress which has been a dream of mine since I learned to sew as a kid. I hope I've been able to channel some of my mormor/grandma's (who was a seamstress) spirit in to it. I'm really exited about sewing more garments (with less hand stitching tho 😬). Pattern is made from Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book (Basic Bodice/Strapless Bodice and Three-Quarter Circle Skirt) by @gertie18. #sewing #diyweddingdress #gertiesultimatedressbook #weddingdress #retroweddingdress (Pic is from last week and without a petticoat. I wore a one layer petticoat to fill out the skirt for the wedding.)
So this is what I've been busy with for the last months, sewing my own wedding dress which has been a dream of mine since I learned to sew as a kid. I hope I've been able to channel some of my mormor/grandma's (who was a seamstress) spirit in to it. I'm really exited about sewing more garments (with less hand stitching tho 😬). Pattern is made from Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book (Basic Bodice/Strapless Bodice and Three-Quarter Circle Skirt) by @gertie18. #sewing  #diyweddingdress  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #weddingdress  #retroweddingdress  (Pic is from last week and without a petticoat. I wore a one layer petticoat to fill out the skirt for the wedding.)
I managed to make a dress for the Northwest Tea Festival! It still needs a sash and some matching ribbon around the neckline, but it's wearable. 📸: @alina.guyon
I managed to make a dress for the Northwest Tea Festival! It still needs a sash and some matching ribbon around the neckline, but it's wearable. 📸: @alina.guyon
Beehive dress! My own pattern, the basic bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook with a basic dirndl skirt, made up in lovely @rae.ritchie fabric! I spend a lot of time making the insides nice and detailed! Shoes are from Morocco. The last photos were just for fun, my husband took one extra and my daughter wanted to be in them! Her own dress is all dirty, but she's beautiful and knows how to have fun!
Beehive dress! My own pattern, the basic bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook  with a basic dirndl skirt, made up in lovely @rae.ritchie fabric! I spend a lot of time making the insides nice and detailed! Shoes are from Morocco. The last photos were just for fun, my husband took one extra and my daughter wanted to be in them! Her own dress is all dirty, but she's beautiful and knows how to have fun!
My favourite design from #gertiesultimatedressbook the Western-Rockabilly dress, the V neck appliqué detail and the puff sleeve make this dress sooo fun to wear!⠀
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My favourite design from #gertiesultimatedressbook  the Western-Rockabilly dress, the V neck appliqué detail and the puff sleeve make this dress sooo fun to wear!⠀ 👗👠💄⠀ Handmade by @gorgeouslyvintage⠀ Visit FB page for more details, link in bio. ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #sewing  #sewvintage  #retrofashion  #vintagesewing  #sewing  #sewpretty  #vintagesewing  #vintagestyle  #vintagegirl  #patternsbygertie  #memade  #sewcialists  #gorgeouslyvintage  #vintagelove  #sewinqueen  #butterickpatterns  #retropattern  #pinupfashion  #vintagefashion  #pinup  #vintagegirl  #pinupgirl  #patterndesign  #1950s  #1950sfashion  #vintageglamour  #seamstress  #1940sfashion  #vintagepattern 
#ootd the Cherry Corduroy Dress from #gertiesultimatedressbook. Love the fit of the bodice, definitely making some more with different skirt options. #madebyme #sewing #ootd #whatiwore
On Friday it's back to Oxford for my masters which meant all my half-finished projects needed to get done before I get sent a reading list (aka everything needed zips). The dress on the left is the Surplice Bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook with a chiffon pleated skirt and matching bag. I'm going to wear this to my next ball! The middle outfit is the Box Pleated Circle Skirt the same dress book, plus a 40s Blouse from #gertiesewsvintagecasual. The wiggle dress on the right is also from #gertiesultimatedressbook. And yes, my favourite colour is blue.

#memade #handmade #dressmaking
On Friday it's back to Oxford for my masters which meant all my half-finished projects needed to get done before I get sent a reading list (aka everything needed zips). The dress on the left is the Surplice Bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook  with a chiffon pleated skirt and matching bag. I'm going to wear this to my next ball! The middle outfit is the Box Pleated Circle Skirt the same dress book, plus a 40s Blouse from #gertiesewsvintagecasual . The wiggle dress on the right is also from #gertiesultimatedressbook . And yes, my favourite colour is blue. #memade  #handmade  #dressmaking 
I made the secretary dress from Gertie's Ultimate dress book.  I messed up the collar so I removed it.  I am a fan of her book.  I hardly needed any alterations, compared to other brands, yay. I decided to wear the necklace my sister gave me for this pic.  #gertiesultimatedressbook #sewing
I made the secretary dress from Gertie's Ultimate dress book. I messed up the collar so I removed it. I am a fan of her book. I hardly needed any alterations, compared to other brands, yay. I decided to wear the necklace my sister gave me for this pic. #gertiesultimatedressbook  #sewing 
#sewphotohop day 21: stepping up. This autumn I'm *finally* stepping up to the challenge of sewing with knits to make a version of this dress worn by Catherine Deneuve in the movie "8 Women". I'll be using a sumptuous wool doubleknit from @bandjfabrics, and a modified version of the boat-neck bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook. Thanks @houseofpinheiro @abakhanfabrics
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#vintagestyle #pinupstyle #pinuplife #sewing #sewvintage #makeitsewcial #sewcialists #sewistsofinstagram #vintagesewing #sewersofinstagram #ilovesewing #diyfashion #creativelife #abmcrafty #sewingproject #sewingthescene
#sewphotohop  day 21: stepping up. This autumn I'm *finally* stepping up to the challenge of sewing with knits to make a version of this dress worn by Catherine Deneuve in the movie "8 Women". I'll be using a sumptuous wool doubleknit from @bandjfabrics, and a modified version of the boat-neck bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook . Thanks @houseofpinheiro @abakhanfabrics . . . #vintagestyle  #pinupstyle  #pinuplife  #sewing  #sewvintage  #makeitsewcial  #sewcialists  #sewistsofinstagram  #vintagesewing  #sewersofinstagram  #ilovesewing  #diyfashion  #creativelife  #abmcrafty  #sewingproject  #sewingthescene 
#sewphotohop Day 20! This photo was taken at the top of the stratosphere in las vegas when we were there for a wedding. The dress is silky and fun and I had a great time in it. @houseofpinheiro @stylemakerfabrics #gertiesultimatedressbook #imakemyownclothes #sewist
#sewphotohop day 19 with @houseofpinheiro and @namedclothing: signature look. While I can't be pinned down to a specific era between 1939 and 1962, I guess you could say my signature look is a fitted midriff. The majority of my most successful and flattering makes have a fitted midriff piece - because of my bust size I struggle to get the fit right on a basic darted bodice; I have much more luck with styles like this. This is the dress I posted the other day - this view better shows the modifications I made to the boat neck bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook
📸 @newts_shoots
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#vintagestyle #vintagegirl #vintagelife #vintageootd #ootd #ootdsocialclub #pinupstyle #pinuplife #modernpinup #retro #beehive #vintagehair #vintagehairstyle #vintagesewing #sewvintage #diyfashion #memade #memadeeveryday #sewing
#sewphotohop  day 19 with @houseofpinheiro and @namedclothing: signature look. While I can't be pinned down to a specific era between 1939 and 1962, I guess you could say my signature look is a fitted midriff. The majority of my most successful and flattering makes have a fitted midriff piece - because of my bust size I struggle to get the fit right on a basic darted bodice; I have much more luck with styles like this. This is the dress I posted the other day - this view better shows the modifications I made to the boat neck bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook  📸 @newts_shoots . . . #vintagestyle  #vintagegirl  #vintagelife  #vintageootd  #ootd  #ootdsocialclub  #pinupstyle  #pinuplife  #modernpinup  #retro  #beehive  #vintagehair  #vintagehairstyle  #vintagesewing  #sewvintage  #diyfashion  #memade  #memadeeveryday  #sewing 
Back at my sewing machine after 6 months away and it feels so gooood! I was having withdrawals. Now I'm working on really fitting myself and drafting my pattern block. My plan is to make all my garments in a couple patterns just different fabric prints, into the foreseeable future. I know my lifestyle and I know what I like! Bodices pattern is from #gertiesultimatedressbook #machinewithdrawal
Back at my sewing machine after 6 months away and it feels so gooood! I was having withdrawals. Now I'm working on really fitting myself and drafting my pattern block. My plan is to make all my garments in a couple patterns just different fabric prints, into the foreseeable future. I know my lifestyle and I know what I like! Bodices pattern is from #gertiesultimatedressbook  #machinewithdrawal 
I've been favoring hot roller sets lately since long work days mean I'm way too lazy to set my hair at night! Wearing the basic bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook in one of my rose border prints from @spotlightstores. This design is coming out in a new colorway next month (ivory with black dots) and it's amazing. #ootdsocialclub #ootd #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric #borderprint #roseprint #vintagehair
Skirt attached - needs a good press but looks ok! Still have to put the zip in. Hmm lapped or invisible? #sewing #sew #dressmaking #gertiesultimatedressbook @gertie18 #xmasdress
@gertie18 Yay! The Princess Seam Bodice with 3 Quarter Sleeves now sewn up! Just need to add the Pleated Skirt and In Seam Pockets, can't have an Everyday Dress without Pockets! It will be ready for @thegbsblive on Saturday! Yeah... you can tell the nights are drawing in quicker now soz for the poor lighting!! #theyorkshiresewist #gertiesultimatedressbook #princess #seam #bodice #threequartersleeves #GBSBlive #saturday #dailyseam #sewersofinstagram #sewist #makeitsewcial #autumn #darker #nights
@gertie18 Yay! The Princess Seam Bodice with 3 Quarter Sleeves now sewn up! Just need to add the Pleated Skirt and In Seam Pockets, can't have an Everyday Dress without Pockets! It will be ready for @thegbsblive on Saturday! Yeah... you can tell the nights are drawing in quicker now soz for the poor lighting!! #theyorkshiresewist  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #princess  #seam  #bodice  #threequartersleeves  #GBSBlive  #saturday  #dailyseam  #sewersofinstagram  #sewist  #makeitsewcial  #autumn  #darker  #nights 
We've finally had a fitting for the butterfly dress. I'm amazed how tight the armholes on the basic bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook really are! I've already shaved 1,5 cm off and now it seams I need to remove another centimeter. My friend still didn't see the dress - I was a meanie and boud her eyes 😄 So looking forward to see her face, when she sees her finished dress! 👏👏👏
We've finally had a fitting for the butterfly dress. I'm amazed how tight the armholes on the basic bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook  really are! I've already shaved 1,5 cm off and now it seams I need to remove another centimeter. My friend still didn't see the dress - I was a meanie and boud her eyes 😄 So looking forward to see her face, when she sees her finished dress! 👏👏👏
Yess it's finished! #ritablouse from #gertie #charmpattern ! And i also made a 3/4 circleskirt from #gertiesultimatedressbook . Very please with it ❤
#vintage #handmade #fashion #diy #sewing
Made a muslin. Muslin fit way off. Glad I made a #muslin #toile #gertiesultimatedressbook #basicbodice #alineskirt
Catching up on #sewphotohop day 14: stripes or polka dots. Polka dots are fun and all, but working with stripes affords so much opportunity for creativity! I love playing with contesting orientations and chevron patterns. I designed and pattern-drafted this dress (based on the boat neck bodice and pencil skirt from @gertie18's #gertiesultimatedressbook), modifying the midriff piece to make a faux crossover, with the stripes running diagonally. I love how it came out!
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#tuppencehapennymakes #sewing #sewvintage #sewcialists #sewistsofinstagram #vintagesewing #sewersofinstagram #ilovesewing #diyfashion #creativelife #abmcrafty #sewingproject #happysewing #memadeeveryday #instasew #sewcialist #handmadewardrobe #imadethis #1950s #vintagestyle #pinupstyle #ootd #ootdsocialclub #vintageootd #vintagegirl
Catching up on #sewphotohop  day 14: stripes or polka dots. Polka dots are fun and all, but working with stripes affords so much opportunity for creativity! I love playing with contesting orientations and chevron patterns. I designed and pattern-drafted this dress (based on the boat neck bodice and pencil skirt from @gertie18's #gertiesultimatedressbook ), modifying the midriff piece to make a faux crossover, with the stripes running diagonally. I love how it came out! 📸 @newts_shoots . . . #tuppencehapennymakes  #sewing  #sewvintage  #sewcialists  #sewistsofinstagram  #vintagesewing  #sewersofinstagram  #ilovesewing  #diyfashion  #creativelife  #abmcrafty  #sewingproject  #happysewing  #memadeeveryday  #instasew  #sewcialist  #handmadewardrobe  #imadethis  #1950s  #vintagestyle  #pinupstyle  #ootd  #ootdsocialclub  #vintageootd  #vintagegirl 
Hoping to make this into this! #xmasdress @gertie18 @spotlightstores #sewing #sew #dressmaking #ultimatedressbook #gertiesultimatedressbook
Ohhhh my! Love this #dress . With a detachable bow.  Made from #gertiesultimatedressbook . Adjusted the basic body to get a bootneck.
#handmade #fashion #clothing
Had just enough fabric to make my little girl a dress just like mom ❤
#twinning #clothing #handmade #gertiesultimatedressbook
There whas this skirt i fell in love with....and then it whas sold out 😢
Great reason to give it a try to make it. Works out good i think :D
#collectif #maryplain #gertiesultimatedressbook #handmade
My first made 50's dress ever! #gertiesultimatedressbook #fashion #dress
Not giving up on summer just yet! Don't save anything for best. #englishsummer #gertiesultimatedressbook #tildafabric #joebrowns
Day 11 of #sewphotohop : why I sew. My day job is pretty stressful and generally low on instant gratification. Sewing helps me feel like I've accomplished something tangible that I can be proud of-and can't be unexpectedly destroyed by the political whims of the day. This is a photo of me (far right) and the rest of the US delegation to the Asian Development Bank annual meeting in May of this year. We had dozens of meetings, including three finance ministers and a prime minister. Also, I totally made that dress 💪🏼#whyisew #homesewist #madebyme @houseofpinheiro @mccallpatterncompany #gertiesultimatedressbook
Day 11 of #sewphotohop  : why I sew. My day job is pretty stressful and generally low on instant gratification. Sewing helps me feel like I've accomplished something tangible that I can be proud of-and can't be unexpectedly destroyed by the political whims of the day. This is a photo of me (far right) and the rest of the US delegation to the Asian Development Bank annual meeting in May of this year. We had dozens of meetings, including three finance ministers and a prime minister. Also, I totally made that dress 💪🏼#whyisew  #homesewist  #madebyme  @houseofpinheiro @mccallpatterncompany #gertiesultimatedressbook 
Starting to get into my fall sewing projects, but here is one of my summer ones. It's a sleeveless version of the "Plaid Rockabilly Dress" from "Gertie 's Ultimate Dress Book" by @gertie18 .

Wrote about it in my blog. Link in profile or copy/paste below:
http://www.nataliecurtiss.com/nataliecurtiss/sewing-a-rockabilly-dress

#sewingproject
#summerprojects #sewing #retrosewing #fabricstash #noveltyfabric #cherries #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric #gertiesultimatedressbook #patternsbygertie #rockabillydress
Starting to get into my fall sewing projects, but here is one of my summer ones. It's a sleeveless version of the "Plaid Rockabilly Dress" from "Gertie 's Ultimate Dress Book" by @gertie18 . Wrote about it in my blog. Link in profile or copy/paste below: http://www.nataliecurtiss.com/nataliecurtiss/sewing-a-rockabilly-dress #sewingproject  #summerprojects  #sewing  #retrosewing  #fabricstash  #noveltyfabric  #cherries  #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #patternsbygertie  #rockabillydress 
My faux sarong dress by @gertie18 - whipped this up yesterday. One of my favourite dresses! #reddress #gertiesultimatedressbook
Day 9 #sewphotohop Inside Out- I'm most proud of the lining of this dress.  It's the Secretary Dress from #gertiesultimatedressbook The lining went in perfectly! @houseofpinheiro @dragonfly_fabrics #imakemyclothes
Sew it begins! Sunday sewing sesh. My loving husband bought me #gertiesultimatedressbook by @gertie18 might try to whip something up for my photoshoot tomorrow #sunday #sewing #lastminute #dressmaking #shootshoot
First time stepping out in this beautiful dress. I made it at the #beacondressmakingretreat at #beetleandfred I have received so many compliments and I feel like a million dollars. Thanks @gertie18 for helping me make dress dreams come true. This dress also happens to fit perfectly with today's #sewphotohop past era. I love a 1950s silhouette #gertiesultimatedressbook @teamkaty @beetleandfred #syhos17  #sewcialist #sewing #sewingismylife #sewersofinstagram @houseofpinheiro @sewoveritlondon
First time stepping out in this beautiful dress. I made it at the #beacondressmakingretreat  at #beetleandfred  I have received so many compliments and I feel like a million dollars. Thanks @gertie18 for helping me make dress dreams come true. This dress also happens to fit perfectly with today's #sewphotohop  past era. I love a 1950s silhouette #gertiesultimatedressbook  @teamkaty @beetleandfred #syhos17  #sewcialist  #sewing  #sewingismylife  #sewersofinstagram  @houseofpinheiro @sewoveritlondon
Lördag: sista rycket på den svarta terapiklänningen och ett internt och mycket nöjt purrande av att lyssna på Martin Freeman läsa 'The restaurant at the end of the universe' för mig. #terapiklänning 
#polkadotdaydress #gertiespolkadotdaydress #gertiesultimatedressbook #b6318 #butterickspattern #patternhack #ohlssonstyger #husqvarna #sewmamasew #sewing #sewistsofinstagram #makersgonnamake #douglasadams #storytel #martinfreeman
Dreamy morning drinking tea and looking through my #gertiesultimatedressbook for next make inspiration! #royalmug #dressmaking #floral #weekendvibes #sewistsofinstagram
#sewphotohop theme today is Past Era ✂️👗Pretty much every thing I sew and wear is vintage inspired. Style wise, my favourite eras are the 1940s, '50s and '60s. The 1950s silhouette of this @gertie18 dress is a particular favourite. This surplice dress pattern is from #gertiesultimatedressbook and the (flamingo) fabric from @sewoveritlondon - who are today's sponsors.
#sewcialists #sewvintage 
Thanks @houseofpinheiro
#sewphotohop  theme today is Past Era ✂️👗Pretty much every thing I sew and wear is vintage inspired. Style wise, my favourite eras are the 1940s, '50s and '60s. The 1950s silhouette of this @gertie18 dress is a particular favourite. This surplice dress pattern is from #gertiesultimatedressbook  and the (flamingo) fabric from @sewoveritlondon - who are today's sponsors. #sewcialists  #sewvintage  Thanks @houseofpinheiro
Ha! Instagram ate my words!
ETA:
My evening gown for #pennyspinupparty2017 had to be special 💗
Strapless bodice and pencil skirt from #gertiesultimatedressbook in stretch knit sparkly black from @joann_stores with a tulle mermaid hem
Can you guess my inspiration?!
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#pinup #misspinuperie2016 #seamstress #dressmaker #dreamdress #sew #sewretro #sewaddict #sewcialist #charity #fundraiser #pennyspinupparty #pinuperie #nwparockabillygroup #dogooders #barbie #barberamillicentroberts #solointhespotlight #thisismylife #pinupforlife #misspinuperie
Ha! Instagram ate my words! ETA: My evening gown for #pennyspinupparty2017  had to be special 💗 Strapless bodice and pencil skirt from #gertiesultimatedressbook  in stretch knit sparkly black from @joann_stores with a tulle mermaid hem Can you guess my inspiration?! ... #pinup  #misspinuperie2016  #seamstress  #dressmaker  #dreamdress  #sew  #sewretro  #sewaddict  #sewcialist  #charity  #fundraiser  #pennyspinupparty  #pinuperie  #nwparockabillygroup  #dogooders  #barbie  #barberamillicentroberts  #solointhespotlight  #thisismylife  #pinupforlife  #misspinuperie 
Squeal💕💕look what the post lady delivered today 💕I am so excited and proud for Gretchen  @gertie18 Congratulations! Wishing you the moon and stars! I was inspired and learned to sew for myself thru your books! Thank you #charmpatterns #charmpatternsbygertie #gertiesultimatedressbook