Gertie’s supreme gown book (and fabric!) giveaway
Gertie has a new book! It’s called Gertie’s supreme gown Book, and it’s quite wow.
I truly liked that this book is self-contained: I believe you could basically hand this book to somebody who understands bit or nothing about stitching as well as they ought to be to get with it relatively well. as well as it has great directions for my most-used alteration (expanding the waist, sigh)!
The gowns are really, really, truly cute—mostly in that new-retro style that Gertie rocks so well. If you have ever viewed a dumb 1950s film allllll the method with just to see the clothes, this is a book for you. The gowns lean a bit towards the “party dress!” vibe, however there are certainly methods to tone them down a bit for work or just a random Saturday.
My preferred gown is most likely the “Plaid Secretary”:
Gertie provides tons of direction on exactly how to prepare, cut, as well as match plaids, so if you’ve never stitched with plaid before, this would be a great method to start!
Here’s one more view of that collar:
And thanks to Gertie’s publisher, I have a copy (and some material from Gertie’s line for JoAnn’s!) to provide away!
If you don’t win the Gertie fabric, FabricMart has some extremely Gertiesque materials best now that would be ideal for a few of the gowns in this book … inspect out this pin-up-girl print, this flamingo print, as well as these pique lighthouses!
I was trying to believe of some heroic task you’d have to do to qualify to win however even trying to believe of a task made me tired, so just … leave a comment? (Make sure your comment profile has a linked email address so I can get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner!)
I’ve turned off comments since we have a lucky winner! thanks for entering, Yael, I’ll be sending you an email about exactly how to get your winnings!
(If you’re searching for a evaluation of Gertie Sews vintage Casual, you can discover it here.)
Gertie’s book is on a blog tour—you can discover the other stops here:
March 8 Brewer Sewing
March 9 Madalynne.com
March 14 By Gum By Golly
March 18 Lish Dorset
New book Help?June 26, 2012In “Books”
Conscious IncompetenceJune 3, 2014In “Erin_Sewing”
Secret Lives of gowns Vol. 8September 13, 2006