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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.

About the author: I’ve been sewing a little over a year now. I just started making my own clothes and I can’t get enough. Love vintage style. I’m always looking for inspiration. I love changing.

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  • Shaysierae November 20, 2013, 10:01 pm

    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 🙂

  • Cherie November 20, 2013, 10:09 pm

    Lovely outfit! The bow blouse in that charmeuse is gorgeous!

  • Deb November 20, 2013, 11:54 pm

    This is beautiful! The strap on the skirt adds a really nice detail- you’d never now you were hiding a flaw! and the blouse! Gorgeous!

  • EmSewCrazy November 21, 2013, 12:34 am

    Beautiful! Very classy outfit. Love how you fixed the fade mark on the fabric. I think the leather adds a nice detail.

  • PepperReed November 21, 2013, 7:33 am

    Beautiful!!! What a great outfit and a great ‘save’ on hiding the skirt flaw. You look Lovely; Good Job!!

  • Jennifer at My Sewing Suite November 21, 2013, 9:44 am

    I love your fix. I recently sewed this pattern also.
    It is a great pattern and I plan to sew more.

  • foamofdays November 21, 2013, 5:35 pm

    So chic! Love it!

  • mod girl November 22, 2013, 1:37 am

    This is elengant, feminine and lovely!

  • LucyLovesYa November 24, 2013, 2:36 pm

    Really pretty AND I love your sewing room!! x

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