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.