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November 20, 2013

I used retro Simplicity 2154 and Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing to create this classic outfit.

I used a beautiful floral charmeuse for the bow blouse.  It has a side lapped zipper and a keyhole opening on the back neckline.  Gertie’s pencil skirt is made from a cotton sateen.  When I was assembling the skirt I noticed a line of discoloration running down the center of the fabric.  I didn’t have any fabric to spare so to fix this I used a faux leather strap off an old handbag.

I also made a houndstooth jacket for the outfit which you can see on my blog.

  1. Absolutely adorable! You did a wonderful job on this outfit 🙂 It is so cute and well put together. Also! I think I have that exact same cotton sateen fabric that I made a pencil skirt out of recently as well 🙂

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