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  1. This is not a what I've sewn, but a what I plan on sewing... Has anyone worked with the Gertie patterns from Butterick? I bought B6352 recently wanting to use it on a nice plaid I have for fall, but am apprehensive. I've looked around google, but it seems since the pattern is new no one has worked with it yet.

    Thanks ladies!
  2. DonnaP

    DonnaP Familiar Face

    In general, the advice I've seen for her patterns is that the sizing can vary, so make a muslin. I haven't sewn anything from her Butterick patterns, but I've made things from her books and find her instructions pretty straightforward.
  3. Everyone is so talented. Amy Jeanne, those dresses are gorgeous! My sewing is best viewed from further away so forgive me for not posting anything. I am relatively new to sewing so just a few circle skirts, but I feel inspired by all of your fabulous creations!
  4. Cassidy

    Cassidy New in Town

    I have a couple to share that I've made since last posting at The Fedora Lounge ...

    This is Simplicity 3673 (a reprint, now OOP) - the same pattern as in my userpic, but the version with a flared skirt and not worn over a girdle. I made this up in a wool check as well, last winter, with an FBA. I really like this pattern and wore this one or twice a week all summer long.

    Butterick B6018. I hated this dress when I first made it, partly because I thought there was too much ease in the chest for a cotton this heavy and partly because the sleeves were so tight and had those big cuffs on them (my own fault). This spring, though, needing more clothes, I took the sleeves off and started wearing it regularly and was surprised to find that I actually love it. Everyone else does, too - compliments-a-go-go whenever I wear it. I plan to make it again in a more wintry fabric soon.
  5. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Super cute Butterick B6018! That fit is really nice.
  6. Cassidy

    Cassidy New in Town

    Thank you!
  7. Love your stuff Cassidy.

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  8. cassylynn

    cassylynn One of the Regulars

    Good Evening Ladies,

    I am in dire need of some help and thought my best option would be to ask here ;) I purchased my fabric (black velvet) for my Christmas dress yesterday and was so anxious to get started today and then realized when I pulled out my pattern that this one was missing the sewing instructions. I'm very familiar with these types of patterns and could very well use the instructions from another for at least some basic help, but I was wondering if someone here might actually have the same pattern and could possibly take some photos of the instruction pages and email them to me? Possibly?

    Thank you in advance for any assistance,

  9. St. Louis

    St. Louis Practically Family

    I don't have that pattern, but I've made quite a few dresses with similar design elements, so I can probably help you if you get stuck. I think the first thing to do here is to make sure that the pattern fits you properly, because the bodice and skirt both have to fit at the waist; the bodice is fitted with gathers and the skirt with godets, so that will take a little bit of fiddling to make sure they come together properly.

    Here's how I would approach the construction of this dress: gather the top of the front bodice (there should be medium O's to guide you); make the back body and neck darts; then run a line of stitching along the seam line of the front yoke (by which I mean, that extension that goes over the gathered sections.) Press that seam allowance under, then pin and top stitch over the gathers. This is called a lapped seam.

    From there I would sew the shoulder seams. Then face the front neck. If there isn't a separate front neck facing, you would cut that from the front bodice pattern. There should be a line of O's indicating the shape of the facing piece. Usually these types of neck lines are faced in front & bias bound in back. I always find that a little tricky because you have to hand sew the bias binding to the front facing. But that's how they normally did it.

    I assume you can construct the skirt & sleeves without help, so I won't get into that. For me personally, I find fitting easier if I stitch the bodice front to the skirt front, then the bodice back to the skirt back, & leave the side seams open. I do a fitting & then close the side seams and insert the zipper into the left side. This is not orthodox, but it works for me.

    Then you can put in the sleeves. I always wait to hem the sleeves until the whole dress is finished, particularly if the sleeve is a 3/4 or short sleeve. That way I can judge the length against the whole dress. Again, not orthodox.

    Does any of this make sense? Let me know if you have any questions!
  10. cassylynn

    cassylynn One of the Regulars

    Thank you so much and yes it does make sense :) I was able to secure pictures of the instruction sheet from a lovely seller on Etsy, so now we shall see how much patience I have...LOL! I will be sure to post a picture when it's complete.
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  11. St. Louis

    St. Louis Practically Family

    Good going! I would be very interested to know how far off I was! Please let me know if you see any major differences in the instrux & my suggestions!
  12. FrauleinNina

    FrauleinNina New in Town

    I've finally come out on the other side of a big tailoring project at uni so I made myself a little a-line skirt to celebrate :) self-drafted pattern and a little bit of applique in the corner. [​IMG]
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    Is it still ok to post here? I was very excited about this thread, then saw that the last post was 6 months ago. I'm new, and still learning the posting etiquette. I apologize if posting here isn't ok.

    Anyway, I enjoy making children's clothes. This was a 1954 Butterick 7094. I added matching bloomers underneath.
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  14. St. Louis

    St. Louis Practically Family

    Wow, this is beautiful! The work on the scallops is perfect. Who is the lucky little lady who gets to wear this?
  15. 2016-07-10 15.18.09.jpg My 8 year old daughter (which explains the unicorns, rainbows, and rainbow sparkle buttons...).
    She liked it so much that she insisted I make her best friend a matching one for her friend's birthday. I made the friend's brother an "Army guy" shirt as well.

    I'm not sure why my pictures are inserted sideways...what am I doing wrong?
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  16. St. Louis

    St. Louis Practically Family

    Could you show a close-up of that applique? It's gorgeous!
  17. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    I've been sewing...a lot. Just not for me. I'm tired, but I did make this from scratch. It took about 25 hours. Did I mention I'm tired.

  18. St. Louis

    St. Louis Practically Family

    Is this a Wizard of Oz costume? Who will wear this (I'd love to wear it myself!)
  19. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    It is but its for a mannequin of the WWotW. It is kinda made to be wearable.
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  20. queen of jacque

    queen of jacque New in Town

    That is the kind of thing of fashion magazines and high prices. Great look! Great job!

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