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Gertie's Book for Better Sewing "Sultry Sheath"

Added May 10, 2013

by Laurel CJ

Toronto, Canada






I bought this book a while back but finally got around to making something with it. I had a lot of fun, and I recommend checking out the book if you like 40s and 50s fashion or learning interesting construction techniques.

If you’re interested in reading more about how I made it please check out my blog post: here

Material Notes

Double gauze Cotton




Garment Type

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    May 12, 2013, 09.05 PMby frkbustad

    It looks so gorgeous and well fitted! Great work! I love your happy (and proud) smile ;)

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    May 11, 2013, 04.25 PMby claudinka

    Wow, that Looks great! I have the book, too, and I also think it has a lot of very nice patterns in it.

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    May 10, 2013, 08.09 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Such a lovely dress. It fits you like a glove! Really pretty fabric.

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    May 10, 2013, 05.49 PMby liliv-1

    It’ s so sweet!

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    May 10, 2013, 01.03 PMby cris orange

    pretty dress!

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      May 10, 2013, 04.29 PMby Laurel CJ

      Thanks :)

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    May 10, 2013, 11.57 AMby iamsupermom

    Very cute

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      May 10, 2013, 04.29 PMby Laurel CJ

      Thank you :)

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    May 10, 2013, 11.23 AMby tejka


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    May 10, 2013, 09.50 AMby Helguchi

    This dress is one of my favourites from Gertie’s book and the fabric you used is very nice gives a romantic touch to your garment. It’s a beautiful dress. I recently got Gertie’s book though I haven’t had yet the chance to try any of the patterns but seeing your great result makes want give it a try right away.

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      May 10, 2013, 04.30 PMby Laurel CJ

      Do it! Isn’t the book great? I want to make so many of the projects!

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    May 10, 2013, 07.27 AMby futurette

    Oh my, this is lovely! What a creative fabric choice, really modernizes the look. I’m a big fan of this book, and thank you for the inspiration to make up a few more patterns from it!

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      May 10, 2013, 04.32 PMby Laurel CJ

      Thanks! I was glad to finally find a pattern I liked enough to use the fabric (which I’ve been holding onto for a while). Have fun and good luck with sewing your gertie patterns :)

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