Jane Sew-Along #6: Constructing the Front Bodice and Neckline Band

Welcome back to the Jane Set sew-along! Now that you’ve cut and prepped your fabric, it’s time to start sewing. Front Bodice First, pin and sew your darts in the bodice front pieces. Press the darts down and sew your center front seam. This part can be tricky because you need the darts to align […]

Jane Sew-Along #5: Cutting and Marking

Once you’re happy with the fit of your jumpsuit muslin, you’re ready to cut your fabric! Cutting Your Fabric and Interfacing For the jumpsuit version, you’ll need pattern pieces 1-6, 9-10, and the strap of your choice. Also add piece 8 if you’d like a neckline band. First, note the direction of greatest stretch in […]

Jane Set Sew-Along #4: Common Fit Adjustments

Now that you’ve taken your measurements and picked a size, it’s time to make any preliminary adjustments to your pattern. Here’s a video about some of the most common adjustments, including waist width and crotch length. If you have any questions about adjustments, definitely make use of the Facebook group! It’s a great place to […]

Announcing the Jane Set Sew-Along

I’m thrilled to announce a new sew-along! We’ll be sewing the Charm Patterns Jane Set pattern from start to finish. This Ceeb of Miami inspired design will have you ready for spring (and we’ll finish just in time for Viva Las Vegas!). If you’ve ever wanted an authentically-made rockabilly jumpsuit, this is the sew-along for […]

Charm Patterns and Size Inclusivity

There have been many discussions lately about indie pattern sizing, and I wanted to update you on what I have been working on behind the scenes to improve our inclusivity. Much of this I hoped to keep under wraps until I had concrete results and plans to share with you, but it is clear that […]

Gertie’s California Pre-Dapper Day Workshops April 2019 (Plus book signing!)

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be coming to California in April 2019 to teach two sessions of my sought-after dressmaking workshops. I’ve planned the dates to coordinate with Dapper Day, the most fabulous days of the year at Disneyland! Make the perfect dress to wear to this amazing vintage-themed weekend at the park […]

Announcing Gertie’s Europe Workshops!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be coming to Europe in June-July 2019 to teach several sessions of my sought-after dressmaking workshops. Berlin (Poppy Ray Vintage) Elberfelder Str. 3, 10555 Berlin ONE SPOT NOW OPEN! First session: June 13-14 (Thursday & Friday), 10:00 am to 6:00 pm SOLD OUT! Second session: June 15-16  (Saturday […]