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I LOVE THIS DRESS!! Thank you @gertie18 for making such a solid dressmaking book! Who knew I could learn so much after almost 20 years of sewing 😊 .
Adjustments:
- added 4cm hem length - faux folded wrap instead of sash
- slightly deeper cut sweetheart neckline
- and of course fitted to my 6-10 bust to waist/hip size measurements .
Dress, hair flowers by me
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#gertiesultimatedressbook #imadethis #fauxsarongdress #hawaiistyle #fifties #sewingproject #repro #makeitsewcial #wedontneednostinkingstylist #rockabella #pinupgirl
I LOVE THIS DRESS!! Thank you @gertie18 for making such a solid dressmaking book! Who knew I could learn so much after almost 20 years of sewing 😊 . Adjustments: - added 4cm hem length - faux folded wrap instead of sash - slightly deeper cut sweetheart neckline - and of course fitted to my 6-10 bust to waist/hip size measurements . Dress, hair flowers by me 👜 @bowandcrossbones . #gertiesultimatedressbook  #imadethis  #fauxsarongdress  #hawaiistyle  #fifties  #sewingproject  #repro  #makeitsewcial  #wedontneednostinkingstylist  #rockabella  #pinupgirl 
I know this dress is old news, but I wouldn’t forgive myself if I didn’t share this picture just for the purse 🍋🍋🍋
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Dress | faux sarong dress from #gertiesultimatedressbook 
Purse | @betseyjohnson .
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I know this dress is old news, but I wouldn’t forgive myself if I didn’t share this picture just for the purse 🍋🍋🍋 ____________ Dress | faux sarong dress from #gertiesultimatedressbook  Purse | @betseyjohnson . . . . #memade  #isew  #sewing  #sewist  #sewcialists  #sewcialite  #vintagesewing  #vintagestyle  #vintagefashion  #vintage  #retro  #retrostyle  #retrofashion  #ootdsocialclub  #whatiwore  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #pinupstyle  #pinupsofinstagram  #modernpinup  #pinupparadise  #tikidress  #tiki  #tikistyle  #betseyjohnson  #lemonpurse 
Vacances au soleil pour mon #sweetheartknit de #gertiesultimatedressbook. J’ai fait la version la plus simple, sans manches. Il est super confortable et s’associe avec mon short en jean pour des vacances au top!
Vacances au soleil pour mon #sweetheartknit  de #gertiesultimatedressbook . J’ai fait la version la plus simple, sans manches. Il est super confortable et s’associe avec mon short en jean pour des vacances au top!
New dress in a floral poly. Bodice is a modified strapless bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook with a half circle skirt on the bottom. #sewing #ootd #dress #handmade #imademyclothes #sewersofinstagram #sundressseason
Happiness!!!! Je suis vraiment heureuse d'avoir ces livres!!!! ❤😁 📚 
#books #sewingbooks #sewing #patterns #sewingpatterns #sewmanydressessewlittletime #gertiesultimatedressbook #sewingvintagestyle @tanyawhelandesigns
Can't wait to install the zip and bow and finish this off 😍 ... and give her a proper iron, obviously
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#sundaysewing #sewingpractise #dressmakers #dressmaking #amateurdressmaker #diy #memade #gertiesultimatedressbook
A little work in progress. Making a dress from African blockprint in some super vibrant colours! Using patterns from #gertiesultimatedressbook 
Already shared some more of this dress in my stories, it's going to be pretty! 
I am taking it slow, my shoulder hurts pretty bad forcing me to do little and resting. Have a good weekend all ♡
A little work in progress. Making a dress from African blockprint in some super vibrant colours! Using patterns from #gertiesultimatedressbook  Already shared some more of this dress in my stories, it's going to be pretty! I am taking it slow, my shoulder hurts pretty bad forcing me to do little and resting. Have a good weekend all ♡
I’ve been hanging on to this border print for a while and finally sewed it up last weekend. I love the dress, but clearly the stars of the outfit are the navy and gold boat shoes. Worn with a vintage anchor brooch because I love a good theme! ⛵️
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Pattern: Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book 
Fabric: @michaelmillerfabrics Regatta Single Border Marine
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#sewing #isew #sewcialists #gertiesultimatedressbook #michaelmillerfabrics #dressmaker #dressmakersofinstagram #borderprint #borderprintfabric #vintagebrooch
I’ve been hanging on to this border print for a while and finally sewed it up last weekend. I love the dress, but clearly the stars of the outfit are the navy and gold boat shoes. Worn with a vintage anchor brooch because I love a good theme! ⛵️ . Pattern: Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book Fabric: @michaelmillerfabrics Regatta Single Border Marine . #sewing  #isew  #sewcialists  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #michaelmillerfabrics  #dressmaker  #dressmakersofinstagram  #borderprint  #borderprintfabric  #vintagebrooch 
We wrapped the #charmpatterns shoot last night and now I’m headed to Provincetown for a little vacation! I named Charm Patterns in homage to Charm Magazine, a gorgeous 1940s-1950s publication “for women who work.” (Though Charm Patterns is more for women who werk, if you know what I mean.) There was an annual “two weeks with pay” issue on vacations. Mine won’t be two weeks and it won’t be with pay, but I’m channeling the Charm spirit anyhow! (#selfemployedlife) I will be super refreshed and ready to ship all your #nightanddaydress orders when I return. #charmpatternsbygertie #indiesewingpattern
We wrapped the #charmpatterns  shoot last night and now I’m headed to Provincetown for a little vacation! I named Charm Patterns in homage to Charm Magazine, a gorgeous 1940s-1950s publication “for women who work.” (Though Charm Patterns is more for women who werk, if you know what I mean.) There was an annual “two weeks with pay” issue on vacations. Mine won’t be two weeks and it won’t be with pay, but I’m channeling the Charm spirit anyhow! (#selfemployedlife ) I will be super refreshed and ready to ship all your #nightanddaydress  orders when I return. #charmpatternsbygertie  #indiesewingpattern 
Barbie girl 💕
Barbie girl 💕
What a gorgeous handmade dress from the lovely @mmeburdette! This is the Faux Sarong Dress from my book #gertiesultimatedressbook, made in one of my fabric designs from last year! Love those tiki vibes.
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@Regrann from @mmeburdette - Well here it is! The last piece of the handmade portion of my vacation wardrobe 🌺🌺🌺🌺
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Dress is the faux sarong dress from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book in a Gertie fabric .
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#memade #sew #isew #sewing #sewist #sewcialists #sewcialite #vintagesewing #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric #gertiesultimatedressbook #tiki #tikidress
What a gorgeous handmade dress from the lovely @mmeburdette! This is the Faux Sarong Dress from my book #gertiesultimatedressbook , made in one of my fabric designs from last year! Love those tiki vibes. 🔥🌺🍍 @Regrann from @mmeburdette - Well here it is! The last piece of the handmade portion of my vacation wardrobe 🌺🌺🌺🌺 _ Dress is the faux sarong dress from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book in a Gertie fabric . . . . . #memade  #sew  #isew  #sewing  #sewist  #sewcialists  #sewcialite  #vintagesewing  #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #tiki  #tikidress 
Couldn t imagine how wonderful is retrostyle untill i found #gertiesultimatedressbook ,she is really an inspiration for me😍 this is #butterick6019 , can t say is easy but is worth to sew a dress like this #retrostyle #retro #sewingdress #vintage #vintagedress #mmaugust #sewing #boning  #bodice #ilovesewing
Was really doubting the design of this dres while making it, but now its finished I think its cute!
However, I did make it too big so it will need some adjustments.
Patterns used: @gertie18 #gertiesultimatedressbook straplwss bodice and 3/4 circle skirt
Saltwater sandals
@splendette bangles and earrings .
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#plussizepinup #pinupgirl #pinupstyle #pinup #vintage #vintagesewing #vintagegirl #vintagestyle #modernpinup #pinupsewing #effyourbeautystandards #fifties #retro #vintagefashion #pinupfashion #ootd #outfitoftheday #diy #sewing #pinuplife #plussizesewing #whatiwore #homemade #tattoo #tattooed #tattoogirl
Was really doubting the design of this dres while making it, but now its finished I think its cute! However, I did make it too big so it will need some adjustments. Patterns used: @gertie18 #gertiesultimatedressbook  straplwss bodice and 3/4 circle skirt Saltwater sandals @splendette bangles and earrings . . . . . . . #plussizepinup  #pinupgirl  #pinupstyle  #pinup  #vintage  #vintagesewing  #vintagegirl  #vintagestyle  #modernpinup  #pinupsewing  #effyourbeautystandards  #fifties  #retro  #vintagefashion  #pinupfashion  #ootd  #outfitoftheday  #diy  #sewing  #pinuplife  #plussizesewing  #whatiwore  #homemade  #tattoo  #tattooed  #tattoogirl 
Testing out some fancy strap placement
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#sewing #lemons #pinupsewing #plussizesewing #diy #fabric #gertiesultimatedressbook
Well here it is! The last piece of the handmade portion of my vacation wardrobe 🌺🌺🌺🌺
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Dress is the faux sarong dress from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book in a Gertie fabric .
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#memade #sew #isew #sewing #sewist #sewcialists #sewcialite #vintagesewing #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric #gertiesultimatedressbook #fauxsarongdress #handmadewardrobe #vintagestyle #vintagefashion #retrostyle #retrofashion #ootdsocialclub #vintageootd #whatiwore #pinup #pinupgirl #pinupstyle #pinupfashion #pinupsofinstagram #tiki #tikidress
Well here it is! The last piece of the handmade portion of my vacation wardrobe 🌺🌺🌺🌺 _ Dress is the faux sarong dress from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book in a Gertie fabric . . . . . #memade  #sew  #isew  #sewing  #sewist  #sewcialists  #sewcialite  #vintagesewing  #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #fauxsarongdress  #handmadewardrobe  #vintagestyle  #vintagefashion  #retrostyle  #retrofashion  #ootdsocialclub  #vintageootd  #whatiwore  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #pinupstyle  #pinupfashion  #pinupsofinstagram  #tiki  #tikidress 
I don’t know about you ladies, but I love everything that #reformation makes. Unfortunately, my wallet does not feel the same way. 💸
I usually don’t try to recreate RTW, but when I saw this red linen dress on their site last week, I immediately knew I wanted to make my own version. ❤️ Fabric was purchased that night and I started working on a mock up tonight. I’m using my trusty #gertiesultimatedressbook for patterns - the a-line skirt and the front pieces of the strapless bodice that I am going to modify. Not sure how soon this will get done, since I need to focus on my costume for the upcoming masquerade ball, but I’m excited about this one!

#sewing #sewingplans #littlereddress #inspiration
I don’t know about you ladies, but I love everything that #reformation  makes. Unfortunately, my wallet does not feel the same way. 💸 I usually don’t try to recreate RTW, but when I saw this red linen dress on their site last week, I immediately knew I wanted to make my own version. ❤️ Fabric was purchased that night and I started working on a mock up tonight. I’m using my trusty #gertiesultimatedressbook  for patterns - the a-line skirt and the front pieces of the strapless bodice that I am going to modify. Not sure how soon this will get done, since I need to focus on my costume for the upcoming masquerade ball, but I’m excited about this one! #sewing  #sewingplans  #littlereddress  #inspiration 
When life gives you lemons, you wear them!
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So next up!
A 3/4 circle skirt and the (strapless) bodice with some fancy straps from the @gertie18 #gertiesultimatedressbook .
(Tossed the last dress aside, because i wasnt really in the mood to do all that altering work.)
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#sewing #vintagesewing #plussizesewing #pinupsewing #pattern #patternmaking #lemons #fabrics #lemonfabric
I made myself a #cherrycorduroydress from #gertiesultimatedressbook, but I picked the wrong fabric - I'm happy with the fabric type, but not the pattern/colours. It has a slight sheen to it that I didn't notice when I bought it online, and the green/black combo is fun but overwhelming at this volume.

I'm going to take this apart and make it into separates. I learned a lot using this pattern, and it was fun to sew. #noragrets

#ithaspockets #sewistsofinstagram #handmadewardrobe #handmadedress #slowfashion
I made myself a #cherrycorduroydress  from #gertiesultimatedressbook , but I picked the wrong fabric - I'm happy with the fabric type, but not the pattern/colours. It has a slight sheen to it that I didn't notice when I bought it online, and the green/black combo is fun but overwhelming at this volume. I'm going to take this apart and make it into separates. I learned a lot using this pattern, and it was fun to sew. #noragrets  #ithaspockets  #sewistsofinstagram  #handmadewardrobe  #handmadedress  #slowfashion 
It’s been done a couple weeks, but I just got the hubs to take a quick glamour shot finally! This is from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book, and uses the princess seam bodice lined in lawn and side-pleated skirt. I also ended up adding rick rack trim to the neckline and hem since it was such a fun print! #gertiesultimatedressbook #cactusfabric #sewingproject #neverenoughdresses
It’s been done a couple weeks, but I just got the hubs to take a quick glamour shot finally! This is from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book, and uses the princess seam bodice lined in lawn and side-pleated skirt. I also ended up adding rick rack trim to the neckline and hem since it was such a fun print! #gertiesultimatedressbook  #cactusfabric  #sewingproject  #neverenoughdresses 
Lets have a picnic on the hottest day of the year! Luckily there are trees for shade a nice breeze by the water, had a lovely time catching up with @ashleydesignmua .
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Wearing a new #memade skirt and vintage blouse. Did a messy poodle updo that I'm really liking for this heat.
Lets have a picnic on the hottest day of the year! Luckily there are trees for shade a nice breeze by the water, had a lovely time catching up with @ashleydesignmua . . . . Wearing a new #memade  skirt and vintage blouse. Did a messy poodle updo that I'm really liking for this heat.
Yesss more #outbackwife! Might just have to make up another dress from #gertiesultimatedressbook in time for the August retreat...#somanyplans #solittletime #vintagestyle #vintagesewing #barkcloth #floralsforever #thisjustin #beaconny
A new blog went up on @berninanl with two of my recent summer dresses👗. Both featuring @gertie18 patterns from #gertiesultimatedressbook and the #ritablouse the link is in my bio ⤴️ (blog is in Dutch)
A new blog went up on @berninanl with two of my recent summer dresses👗. Both featuring @gertie18 patterns from #gertiesultimatedressbook  and the #ritablouse  the link is in my bio ⤴️ (blog is in Dutch)
To hot to go outside, so kids playing with Lego and I made myself a skirt (currently taking me three days to make such a simple project, but nevertheless I succeeded 💪🏻) Pattern is from #gertiesultimatedressbook 
#imadethis #makersgonnamake #sewing #vintagestyle #harlequinskirt #diy #retro #sewingproject #makeitsewcial
I look sort of weird in this picture but this is the finished (mostly) bodice of the dress I'm making for fall!! I finished the dress already but I have to re-finish it because the tension on our sewing machine got messed up :/ Also, should I add pockets? *
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#sewing #gertiesultimatedressbook #dresses #flannel #fabricland #plaid
I look sort of weird in this picture but this is the finished (mostly) bodice of the dress I'm making for fall!! I finished the dress already but I have to re-finish it because the tension on our sewing machine got messed up :/ Also, should I add pockets? * * * * * #sewing  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #dresses  #flannel  #fabricland  #plaid 
Sometimes you have to admit something didn't work, grab that unpicker, and try again. This lemon print dress looked good in pictures, but after wearing it twice I had to face the fact it just didn't fit. The SBA had raised the waist seam 2.5 cm above my natural waist, plus the underbust seam was sitting too high. 
So as my first project on my new seeing machine I made a new bodice from the remaining fabric, took the skirt down one size, and put it all back together. It feels so much better! I could have done a new 3/4 sleeve, but this was the third black 3\4 sleeve dress of made this year so I went for a summer version instead. The underbust seam amgle is still a bit weird angle but at least it's not halfway up my bra belt.
I actually have another dress length of this fabric and I'm tossing up whether to resell it or make a matching jacket. The question really is whether I can be bothered making another jacket!
#gertiesultimatedressbook #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric
Sometimes you have to admit something didn't work, grab that unpicker, and try again. This lemon print dress looked good in pictures, but after wearing it twice I had to face the fact it just didn't fit. The SBA had raised the waist seam 2.5 cm above my natural waist, plus the underbust seam was sitting too high. So as my first project on my new seeing machine I made a new bodice from the remaining fabric, took the skirt down one size, and put it all back together. It feels so much better! I could have done a new 3/4 sleeve, but this was the third black 3\4 sleeve dress of made this year so I went for a summer version instead. The underbust seam amgle is still a bit weird angle but at least it's not halfway up my bra belt. I actually have another dress length of this fabric and I'm tossing up whether to resell it or make a matching jacket. The question really is whether I can be bothered making another jacket! #gertiesultimatedressbook  #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric 
#vivaeast Saturday Night!! Jacquard 2 piece set... the top is the V-neck bodice from Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book and the skirt is self crafted, both made out of @gertie18 fabric from @joann_stores 💜
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#thelilacelk #memade #handmade #memadeveryday #handmadewardrobe #sewing #seamstress #bostonsews #newhampshiresews #usasews #newenglandsews #lovetosew #sewcialists #imademyclothes #isew #millennialsewing #pinup #retrostyle #vintagestyle #gretchenhirschfabric #madewithjoann #gertiesultimatedressbook #trashydiva
#vivaeast  Saturday Night!! Jacquard 2 piece set... the top is the V-neck bodice from Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book and the skirt is self crafted, both made out of @gertie18 fabric from @joann_stores 💜 . . . . #thelilacelk  #memade  #handmade  #memadeveryday  #handmadewardrobe  #sewing  #seamstress  #bostonsews  #newhampshiresews  #usasews  #newenglandsews  #lovetosew  #sewcialists  #imademyclothes  #isew  #millennialsewing  #pinup  #retrostyle  #vintagestyle  #gretchenhirschfabric  #madewithjoann  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #trashydiva 
🌹 // Wearing my beautiful #B6094 dress by @gertie18 that my lovely mumma made me. -
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Next project! Bought this pink fabric almost a year ago whilst on holiday in France. Making a button front skirt out of it with a piping detail based on the 3/4 circleskirt from #gertiesultimatedressbook 
Have a good weekend everybody 💕
Next project! Bought this pink fabric almost a year ago whilst on holiday in France. Making a button front skirt out of it with a piping detail based on the 3/4 circleskirt from #gertiesultimatedressbook  Have a good weekend everybody 💕
Hello @vivaeast 💜 wearing this Rockabilly Dress from Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book today for some jive lessons and some fashion show fun! (This dress is also part of my #2018makenine yay for getting things done!)
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#thelilacelk #memade #memadeveryday #handmadewardrobe #handmade #diyootd #sewcialists #millennialsewing #imademyclothes #sewing #seamstress #bostonsews #newhampshiresews #usasews #newenglandsews #lovetosew #vivaeast #vintage #vintagefashion #retro #pinup #gingham #rockabilly #rockabillydress #gertie #gertiesultimatedressbook #49ford #carshow
Hello @vivaeast 💜 wearing this Rockabilly Dress from Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book today for some jive lessons and some fashion show fun! (This dress is also part of my #2018makenine  yay for getting things done!) . . . #thelilacelk  #memade  #memadeveryday  #handmadewardrobe  #handmade  #diyootd  #sewcialists  #millennialsewing  #imademyclothes  #sewing  #seamstress  #bostonsews  #newhampshiresews  #usasews  #newenglandsews  #lovetosew  #vivaeast  #vintage  #vintagefashion  #retro  #pinup  #gingham  #rockabilly  #rockabillydress  #gertie  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #49ford  #carshow 
#throwbackthursday to last years embroidery dress👗🌸🌼 Want to make another one as this one was a fitting nightmare and not really neat stitched🤔
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#lovetosew #memadeeveryday #embroidery #sewingaddict #sewsewsew #sewistsofinstagram #nähenistwiezaubernkönnen #ichnähemirdieweltwiesiemirgefällt #gertiesultimatedressbook #sewallthethings #sewing
Loving every single picture of this shoot by @grayspar_images 
Shot in the Brisbane CBD @brisbane
#pinup #pinupgirlclothing #vintage #vintagehat #gertiesultimatedressbook #brisbanecity #brisbane #oldschoolcool #photoshoot #retroglamour #aussiepinupgirl
Packing for #vivaeast 😍 last year, I didn't bring anything I made myself, but I went to @gertie18 's seminar and was so inspired by her dresses and by all of the other sewists there.  That really kicked off my sewing in a big way the past year and this year half of my suitcase is me made! Who else is going? Come say hi! 🙋‍♀️ I've been documenting  getting ready for Viva in my stories and have is saved in my highlights... I'll continue to add all weekend if you want to follow along!
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#thelilacelk #memade #handmade #memadeveryday #handmadewardrobe #vintage #vintagestyle #retrostyle #tiki #gertie #gertiesultimatedressbook #gretchenhirschfabric #shoplamercerie #vixenbymichelinepitt #trashydiva #pinup #pinupstyle
Packing for #vivaeast  😍 last year, I didn't bring anything I made myself, but I went to @gertie18 's seminar and was so inspired by her dresses and by all of the other sewists there. That really kicked off my sewing in a big way the past year and this year half of my suitcase is me made! Who else is going? Come say hi! 🙋‍♀️ I've been documenting getting ready for Viva in my stories and have is saved in my highlights... I'll continue to add all weekend if you want to follow along! . . . . #thelilacelk  #memade  #handmade  #memadeveryday  #handmadewardrobe  #vintage  #vintagestyle  #retrostyle  #tiki  #gertie  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #gretchenhirschfabric  #shoplamercerie  #vixenbymichelinepitt  #trashydiva  #pinup  #pinupstyle 
One of my favorites! I needed a little inspiration to finish my current project. Oof. #Gertie #GretchenHirsch #PatternsByGertie #GertiesUltimateDressBook
Too tired to sew tonight so thought I’d spend time looking through my newly acquired #gertiesultimatedressbook ( it’s amazing!!!) & plan future projects. See those post-it notes?! Yep that’s how many things I want to make from this book 😂 #whycanttherebemorehoursinaday #sewersofinstagram #sewcialists #sewistsofinstagram #dresses #vintage #vintagestyle #vintagefashion #vintagedresses
Two days in a row because it’s awesome sauce. #lamourdress #gertiesultimatedressbook #fauxsarong #sarongdress #hawaiian #sewing #vintagesewing
It’s hot as hell in Texas today. #tropical  #hawaiian #lamourdress #gertiesultimatedressbook #pinkhair
If you sew dresses... even modern dresses... GET THIS BOOK! It simplifies construction and is a great investment. #gertiesultimatedressbook #sewing #sew #butterick
Lika snygg på baksidan
Tyger från #wahlmanstextil 
Modifierat mönster från #gertiesultimatedressbook
Ibland blir man tillfrågad om extra roliga #syprojekt
Tyger från #wahlmanstextil 
Modifierat mönster från #gertiesultimatedressbook
Starting a little retro 1960s project I've had on the back burner for a while, with help from the pattern blocks included in #gertiesultimatedressbook - I wasn't intending to begin today, but as Friday the 13th seems to be playing havoc with my laptop, I thought I'd squeeze in as much sewing as I can until it finally updates
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#vintagesewing #1960s #fridaythe13th #retro #retrosewing #vintage #alterations #memade #handmadewardrobe #seamtress #sewcialist #vintagefashion #slowfashion #upcycledclothing
Starting a little retro 1960s project I've had on the back burner for a while, with help from the pattern blocks included in #gertiesultimatedressbook  - I wasn't intending to begin today, but as Friday the 13th seems to be playing havoc with my laptop, I thought I'd squeeze in as much sewing as I can until it finally updates • #vintagesewing  #1960s  #fridaythe13th  #retro  #retrosewing  #vintage  #alterations  #memade  #handmadewardrobe  #seamtress  #sewcialist  #vintagefashion  #slowfashion  #upcycledclothing 
Working on a dress for fall! I know, I know! It's summer! But i need a dresa that's warm enough for cold weather.... and I couldn’t resist when i saw this wool flannel at fabricland a few weeks ago!
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Hey!! @aliyahsumarr and I have been working on a few things and don't forget to drop by later to help her decide on how to make the bodice for her newest dress ;) hopefully we'll post some pics of what we're working on soon :))
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Hey!! @aliyahsumarr and I have been working on a few things and don't forget to drop by later to help her decide on how to make the bodice for her newest dress ;) hopefully we'll post some pics of what we're working on soon :)) * * * * * #sewing  #dresses  #gertiesultimatedressbook 
A lovely day in Kelowna was just what I needed to show off my first dress from #gertiesultimatedressbook - I will be making more. #gertiesdaydress
Sleeveless dress from #gertiesultimatedressbook. Fabric from @threelittlebirds.sewingco. I made this right after attending a two-day sewing workshop with @gertie18. ⠀⠀
#diyfashion #dressmaking #handmadeclothing #handmadefashion #imakemyclothes #instasew #instasewing #memade #sewersofinstagram #sewinglife #sewist #slowfashion
My most ambitious make yet. Fabric hand dyed for me on my trip to The Gambia. Still a bit crispy from the wax process which gave gorgeous vintage fullness to the skirt. So pleased with the result - I felt amazing wearing it! #gertiesultimatedressbook @gertie18
My most ambitious make yet. Fabric hand dyed for me on my trip to The Gambia. Still a bit crispy from the wax process which gave gorgeous vintage fullness to the skirt. So pleased with the result - I felt amazing wearing it! #gertiesultimatedressbook  @gertie18
Pieces cut for #charmpatternsbygertie  #charmpatterns #lamourdress bodice and #gertiesultimatedressbook faux sarong pencil skirt bottom
First dress made on my new Janome sewing machine, modified square neck basic bodice from Gertie’s ultimate dress book, I just want to put ric rac on everything 👗 #gertiesultimatedressbook #memade #isewmyownclothes #handmade #prettyinpink #janome #gertie #ricrac #ricracdress #rockabillydress #ginghamdress #cirencester
I finished my Plaid (or Floral 🌸) Rockabilly Dress and it fits!!!! 😀 Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book by @gertie18 is such an awesome resource for this pattern and tons of helpful instructions on dress construction. I am so happy with it!!! Now...what to make next!!! 🤗🤔
I finished my Plaid (or Floral 🌸) Rockabilly Dress and it fits!!!! 😀 Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book by @gertie18 is such an awesome resource for this pattern and tons of helpful instructions on dress construction. I am so happy with it!!! Now...what to make next!!! 🤗🤔
Lemon surplice pencil dress all cut out to be sewn. #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric #gertiesultimatedressbook #sewing #vintagesewing #retro #vintage #pinup
Designing my own blouse pattern for this beautiful bears/cats fabric and I found the most adorable Puff Sleeves in @gertie18 Dressmaking book! #dressmaking #patterndesign #blouse #fabric #gertiesultimatedressbook #burda #patternpaper #sewing #puffsleeves
Look who dropped into the little old Quilt Tree today - @gertie18 - the international sewing starlet!  We are over the moon 🌙 that we got to meet her and we are plotting for some workshops in the future! #gertiebygretchenhirschfabric #gertiesultimatedressbook #gertievintagecasual #gertie18 #sewlebrity
Orsola dress is done! Managed to make the bulk out of only 2 yards of a gorgeous purple silk charmeuse from @textile_fabrics_nashville and waistband from scrap peach charmeuse. Did a small FBA by grading the bodice up a size for the bust using the basic bodice front from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book, rest of the pieces were the Orsola pattern. Love it! Unfortunately one trip in the car has already wrinkled the silk...
#fullbustadjustment #orsoladress #orsoladressandskirt #byhandlondon #bhlorsola #byhandlondonorsola #gertiesultimatedressbook #silkcharmeuse
Orsola dress is done! Managed to make the bulk out of only 2 yards of a gorgeous purple silk charmeuse from @textile_fabrics_nashville and waistband from scrap peach charmeuse. Did a small FBA by grading the bodice up a size for the bust using the basic bodice front from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book, rest of the pieces were the Orsola pattern. Love it! Unfortunately one trip in the car has already wrinkled the silk... #fullbustadjustment  #orsoladress  #orsoladressandskirt  #byhandlondon  #bhlorsola  #byhandlondonorsola  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #silkcharmeuse 
Finally! Boatneck bodice plus 3/4 circle skirt from @gertie18  #gertiesultimatedressbook #sewing
Orsola Dress Progress: I finally got a successful bodice to fit! Used the Basic Bodice from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book. Used a size 8 neckline/shoulders, then size 10 bust/waist, and moved the bottom dart over about 1/2” and the side dart down about 1”. Then adjusted it to fit the neck and shoulder style of the Orsola Bodice and took off 1/2” at the waist for the waistband. Success!
#sewingsuccess #patternadjustments #gertiesultimatedressbook #basicbodice #ihaveaslopernow
Orsola Dress Progress: I finally got a successful bodice to fit! Used the Basic Bodice from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book. Used a size 8 neckline/shoulders, then size 10 bust/waist, and moved the bottom dart over about 1/2” and the side dart down about 1”. Then adjusted it to fit the neck and shoulder style of the Orsola Bodice and took off 1/2” at the waist for the waistband. Success! #sewingsuccess  #patternadjustments  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #basicbodice  #ihaveaslopernow 
Orsola dress progress: decided to scrap the Orsola bodice and try out the Basic Bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook Much better! I did a 3” FBA, moved the darts around, etc. Still needs a few tweaks, but pretty good! I should really make myself a sloper.
#ineedasloper #patternadjustments
Orsola dress progress: decided to scrap the Orsola bodice and try out the Basic Bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook  Much better! I did a 3” FBA, moved the darts around, etc. Still needs a few tweaks, but pretty good! I should really make myself a sloper. #ineedasloper  #patternadjustments 
The new summer dress is finished😎✂⛱ It's the same pattern as the Charleston dress (hacked strapless-bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook with wide straps and a gathered skirt) and only needs 2.3 meter of fabric, yayyy!! And how gorgeous is this fabric?! Just the perfect fabric for a summer dress🌸🌹💕
Hope you all have a nice week!
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#lovetosew #memadeeveryday #sewing #nähenistwiezaubernkönnen #sewcialists #sewhappy #sewistsofinstagram #fabric #stoffstil #stoffstildiy #sewingvintage #dressaddict #sewallthethings #sewing50s
The new summer dress is finished😎✂⛱ It's the same pattern as the Charleston dress (hacked strapless-bodice from #gertiesultimatedressbook  with wide straps and a gathered skirt) and only needs 2.3 meter of fabric, yayyy!! And how gorgeous is this fabric?! Just the perfect fabric for a summer dress🌸🌹💕 Hope you all have a nice week! . . #lovetosew  #memadeeveryday  #sewing  #nähenistwiezaubernkönnen  #sewcialists  #sewhappy  #sewistsofinstagram  #fabric  #stoffstil  #stoffstildiy  #sewingvintage  #dressaddict  #sewallthethings  #sewing50s 
Here’s my finished sewing project from this past weekend! I used the #b6354 shorts and what were supposed to be the pattern pieces of Rockabilly dress from #gertiesultimatedressbook for the top. A little more fringe and I am all set to dj at this year’s #rumbleinthecountry 👍. Please excuse the tired face, I had a migraine most of the day. #bandana #bandanaprint #rockabilly #vintage #vintagesewing #blessthismess
Yesssss!! @gertie18 #gertiesultimatedressbook
Eigenlijk vergeten dat ik mijn laatste werk nog ni had getoont 😂 zo trots en op ons nichelle natuurlijk ok  #sewing #gertiesultimatedressbook #plechtigecommunie #meter #homemade #zottetante #nikidacostafotografie @nikidacosta
La robe en cours issue du livre #gertiesultimatedressbook. Les photos de la robe portée arriveront très vite ! #pinupstyle #retrosewing #pinupdress #pinupsewing #retrostyle #jeportecequejecouds #coutureaddict #sewing #cousumain @gertie18
From the moment I spotted this fabric I knew it had to be made into a fun dress. I'm using @gertie18 Ultimate Dress Book basic bodice and have made some changes to the darts based on doing a block construction class. Hopefully there is enough fabric for a 3/4 circle skirt 😀 .
#shoes #sneakers #fabric #sewing #gertiesultimatedressbook #basicbodice #patternplacement #frock #statement #handmade #memade #print #mystyle #makingmywardrobe
Yeah! I finish m’y dress ! A Very beautiful Butterick sewing pattern by Gertie enjoy sewing ! Wonderfuf fabric from sacre coupons rue dorsel paris
#butterickpatterns#gertiesewingpatterns #butterick#vintagesewingpatterns #vintagesewingpattern #vintagedress #fashion #sewing #sewingdress #gertiesultimatedressbook#patrondecouture #couturefashion#hongkong #ilovehongkong
📍✂️🌺Finished my Tiki skirt🌺✂️📍 Top @annakondarockabilly 
Flower @ladylucksboutique

#pinup #selfmade #sewing #gatheredskirt #gretchenhirsch #gertiesultimatedressbook #annakonda1950 #tikiskirt #mac #bamboobangles #swisspinup #mylittlepony
Tests for a new project. It's... mehhh. Really not impressed (at all) by the quality of the fabric. .
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#pleatedskirt #dress #gertiesultimatedressbook #printedfabric #stars #retro #sewing #fashion #diy
I finally got round to cutting out my fabric for my first Gertie dress last night and this morning I pinned and tacked (basted) the pieces together, so that I could try them on Audrey before I go to sew them.  I have only enough fabric to make a dress that is just above the knee. I have some plain blue cotton for the lining, which I would like to be able to cut out this week. It would be nice to have a finished dress for going home to Scotland.

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I finally got round to cutting out my fabric for my first Gertie dress last night and this morning I pinned and tacked (basted) the pieces together, so that I could try them on Audrey before I go to sew them. I have only enough fabric to make a dress that is just above the knee. I have some plain blue cotton for the lining, which I would like to be able to cut out this week. It would be nice to have a finished dress for going home to Scotland. #gertiesultimatedressbook 
Luke and I had a wonderful time at our friends wedding yesterday, we are both so happy for them! The bridesmaids dresses were the cutest I’ve ever seen, my dress totally matched theirs, hahaha, I bet none of them were hemming theirs in the car on the way to the wedding though. And bonus: people must have liked the cupcakes because they all got eaten, and Mia didn’t destroy anything waiting for us to come home. #sewing #isew #isewmyownclothes #memade #memadewardrobe #memadeeveryday #floral #gertiesultimatedressbook #knit #knitting #lace #shawl #handknit #handknitshawl #handknitlace #cupcakes #weddingcupcakes #bakedwithlove #baking #homebaker #homebaked
Luke and I had a wonderful time at our friends wedding yesterday, we are both so happy for them! The bridesmaids dresses were the cutest I’ve ever seen, my dress totally matched theirs, hahaha, I bet none of them were hemming theirs in the car on the way to the wedding though. And bonus: people must have liked the cupcakes because they all got eaten, and Mia didn’t destroy anything waiting for us to come home. #sewing  #isew  #isewmyownclothes  #memade  #memadewardrobe  #memadeeveryday  #floral  #gertiesultimatedressbook  #knit  #knitting  #lace  #shawl  #handknit  #handknitshawl  #handknitlace  #cupcakes  #weddingcupcakes  #bakedwithlove  #baking  #homebaker  #homebaked 
This one was SO slow going thanks to a certain sick little boy who wanted to be cuddled 24/7 🤒😔but it’s finally finished (minus a bit of hand stitching inside).. 👗 P.S. It has pockets 👏🏼
#gertiesultimatedressbook #corduroydress #winterishere #handmadewardrobe #sewingaddict #lovesewing #sewersofinstagram #fabricaddict #handmadedress #labouroflove
Le haut de la robe à venir. Elle est tirée du livre de @gertie18 #gertiesultimatedressbook. Je l'ai déjà faite dans ce même tissu l'été dernier mais je n'étais pas fière de moi (et elle était un peu trop serrée...) #jeportecequejecouds #coutureaddict #sewing #pinupstyle #pinupsewing