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22 February, 2010

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    gertie added the project Black Sateen Jenny Skirt - with Suspenders!
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    This skirt is BurdaStyle’s Jenny skirt, and I spent a lot of time fitting it. I started by cutting a 44 in the hips and a 42 in the waist, and ended up taking it in more in the waist and upper hip…

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7 January, 2010

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    gertie added the blog entry Sewing Vintage: Year in Review

    Sewing Vintage: My Most Popular Posts
    I hope everyone had a great holiday season and a very happy new year! I’m looking forward to all that 2010 has in store, but as the year changes over, I thoug…

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17 December, 2009

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    gertie added the blog entry Sewing Vintage: My Essential Supplies

    Sewing Vintage: My Essential Supplies

    The supplies needed for sewing vintage patterns are generally the same as for sewing contemporary ones. But ever since I’ve been concentrating on vintage pa…

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10 December, 2009

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    gertie added the blog entry Sewing Vintage: Selecting Fabrics

    Isn’t this pattern from 1950 just fabulous? It’s featured in Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing as the “background dress.” Meaning, I suppose, that the sheath-style dress is the background for the …

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2 December, 2009

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    gertie commented on the project Jenny Basic Skirt

    I love it! I’m always on the look-out for a good retro-styled pencil skirt. One question: if we purchase the pattern now, do we get all of the variations at once? Or are they released each week? Be…



23 November, 2009

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    gertie commented on the article Vintage Sewing: Plus Size Patterns

    No, sadly. :( I’m still holding out on 2. The shirtwaist dress and the suit. I did find a few of them through google alerts!



22 November, 2009

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    gertie commented on the article Vintage Sewing: Plus Size Patterns

    Ooh, great tip. Thanks! I have about a million eBay searches set up. The other thing I do is Google alerts. It’s not a perfect system, like you said, but it is a time saver.



20 November, 2009

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    gertie added the blog entry Vintage Sewing: Plus Size Patterns

    There are plenty of things that intimidate modern sewers about vintage patterns, but the scariest issue to overcome is usually sizing. If your bust measurement is larger than 36”, it can seem impos…

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