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Tuesdays with Gertie: The First Signs of a Dress

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. I'm excited to finally see the dress take shape, but… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: The First Signs of a Dress

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Cutting Out the Skirt

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 week's video was all about the skirt. I traced… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Cutting Out the Skirt

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Beneath a Beautiful Bombshell Bodice

This summer 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 to make perfectly fitted bombshell dresses using Gertie's Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dresses class. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. Look at those seam allowances. They're monsters. But, it's worth… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Beneath a Beautiful Bombshell Bodice

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Sewing with a Plan: February Progress

This winter I’m joining a bunch of other talented seamsters in the Stitcher’s Guild’s Sewing with a Plan 2012 challenge. We’re all making eleven garments from tried-and-true patterns.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any. My goal is to discover several TNTs over the course of the challenge through proper fitting, and here’s a reflection on my… Continue reading Sewing with a Plan: February Progress

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Stitching the Bodice

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. I have to admit that I was very intimidated by… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Stitching the Bodice

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Cutting into the Fashion Fabric

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 week's lesson in the Perfect Bombshell Dresses course was… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Cutting into the Fashion Fabric

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Pattern Modifications

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 week in the Perfect Fit Bomshell Dress Crafsty course,… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Pattern Modifications

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Fit, Fit, and More Fit

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. After piecing together the bodice and doing the first round… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Fit, Fit, and More Fit

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Sewing with a Plan: January Progress

This winter I’m joining a bunch of other talented seamsters in the Stitcher’s Guild’s Sewing with a Plan 2012 challenge. We’re all making eleven garments from tried-and-true patterns.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any. My goal is to discover several TNTs over the course of the challenge through proper fitting, and here's a reflection on my… Continue reading Sewing with a Plan: January Progress

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Fitting the Muslin

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 week I've sewn together the muslin of the bombshell… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Fitting the Muslin