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Tuesdays with Gertie: A Week to Reflect

This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make perfectly fitted bombshell dresses. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.

This past week was dedicated to reflection. Instead of watching the last lesson (yes, there’s only one to go!), I assessed the alterations that were needed to turn this dress into an actual wearable garment and started addressing them one by one. I let out the side seams so that the bodice would fit more comfortably. I messed around with the cups but decided to keep them as is for now.  I did switch out the cotton batting in the cups for needle punch, which is what Gertie actually uses in the class.  Hopefully that’s all that was needed to give the cups a smoother, nicer structure. I still need to put the bones back into the lining since altering the side seams meant taking some of them out. I plan to do another round of fitting before completely sewing the lining back in… Just in case. Hopefully all will be well, and it’ll be on to the hem. If not, I imagine it’ll be another week of reflection!

Grab the button and join me! If you’re interested but have yet to sign up for the class, contact me about a discount.

4 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Gertie: A Week to Reflect

  1. Your posts and LLadybird’s muslin yesterday have really made me want to tackle this baby. I’m still up in the air about the skirt and the fabric though. I feel so bad not trying it out yet considering I gave the class as a birthday gift to friend :-p

  2. So well as by reflection! (I always liked the title of your blog.) It’s always nice to take a break to get some perspective and know exactly what to tackle. You will get there, and I’m glad you had the extra room via the allowances to let it out!

  3. It’s always a good idea to take a step back and think about why you’re making an alteration or change. This is how we learn and this is how we prevent the mistakes in the future 🙂

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