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Revising, Updating, Planning

A day of mini projects and news!

Just like everyone else I pre-ordered Gertie’s Book back in April, and it arrived the day before my birthday – Happy Bday to me!!


I’m a big fan of Gertie – especially after taking her Bombshell class & really relating to her love of couture & vintage details. I was SO happy to see the book focuses on these kind of advanced techniques, as I feel ready to progress past beginner skills; I’m craving more advanced stuff!

There are a ton of projects in this book I’d love to attempt, and I even have a plan to incorporate one of them into my very first hybrid (or Frankenpattern) project!! I also want to see if I can do the Wiggle Dress in ponte knit instead of wool – anyone know if I omit the zipper and back vent, would this work?

In other news, I’ve refashioned my Hazel because the dirndl skirt gathers were extremely uncomfortable for me, so I unpicked the front skirt, and converted the gathers to three small soft pleats on each side:


I also took a few minutes to catch stitch the facing to the seams because it has a tendency to want to escape lol.

Then onto the next mini project: I chose the Hazel, my Mission Maxi, and my Bombshell dress to be the first to carry my custom tags, as they’re my only makes I actually wear:




And last but not least, I shot & posted my vintage patterns for the Patterns & Postcards Swap, over at The Perfect Nose. View my collection up for grabs here.

Happy Friday!