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Black Satin Gertie - slightly modified

Added Sep 10, 2009

by s00shi

Manchester, Unit...






I wanted a black dress for a Hen do and I really love the Gertie; however the fabric I used was not super stretchy so the waistband is a bit wider to accommodate that.

I also had to wrestle with the neckline, the final one is probably the 5th or 6th! I found the collar didn’t suit me (thanks to my stumpy neck) and so had to figure out how to make it compliment that and my rather wide shoulders, and find a way to put it all together so it would all go over my head.

It all worked out quite well though, and I’m rather happy – this is my second sewing project and despite all the trouble I really enjoyed it (most of the time).

Most of the images were taken after the Hen night and the dress is a rather creased and I’m apparently to lazy to iron it! The first image is during the night itself :)

Material Notes

Stretchy satin-esque fabric




Garment Type

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    Sep 11, 2009, 01.34 AMby judeb

    creased or not, it looks great

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    Sep 10, 2009, 05.33 PMby corduroycoat

    Great results, I love it!

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