Gerties Patterns

Hi guys and gals!

I’ve finally finished making Gertie’s Shaheen-inspired sarong dress (Butterick B6019) and I hope you like it!

The pattern:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My version:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pattern was HARD! If you want the full story, it’s on my blog here.

The fabric is an indigenous hand-printed cotton from the Babbarra Women’s Centre, available from Spotlight (Australia).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dress definitely needed a little bolero, and Butterick 6087 (from 1952) looked like a good match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the dress nearly drove me mad, the bolero was very easy – which I greatly appreciated by the time I came to sew it!

If you’ve been thinking of sewing this pattern, definitely give it a go but don’t get down-hearted if it’s a bit of a struggle. Unpick, resew, keep going – you’ll have a killer dress in the end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So you remember way back when, when I worked for hancock?? Well, I bought this fabric. Covered in half naked cowboys and old red pick ups-with plenty of aloe for soothing after you burn yourself with looking wink wink, Anyway, I decided to make Gertie’s easy jacket from her Butterick line and use this for the lining.

ah La:

 

Full Length Double-Breasted Coat Pattern by Gertie b582

BUTTERICK RETROLOOK COAT Full Length Double-Breasted Coat Pattern by Gertie b5824 Ms Sz 6-14 or 14-22 Uncut Factory Folded

 

And I’ve got this fabric, right? Its a weird sort of weave with curlique clouds all up on it. Anyway, I decided to pair the two together, because it kinda looked like steamy smoke. And where theres smoke, there’s hothothot FIREY cowboy.

 

Because I say so.

 

Here are some In Production Photos

 

 

 

 

 

pockets designed so whenever I stick my hand in I get a palmful of HIM.

(Jealous??)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fueled By Pepsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is where I set in the bodice lining, and the pockets.

 

And  didn’t take anymore photos until just now to show the finished product lmao.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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