Berlin Tea Party

Please join me for a little tea party in Berlin! Wear your favorite dress and enjoy a couple hours of socializing and sewing talk. You can even get a copy of Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses signed. Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019 Time: 3:00-5:00 pm Where: Wahrhaft Nahrhaft, Revaler Str. 16, 10245 Berlin Cost: 15 Euros per person, includes […]

Houston and Cottonwood AZ Workshops coming this September

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be coming to Texas and Arizona in September 2019 to teach sessions of my sought-after dressmaking workshops. Houston Workshop (Sew Houston) 7710 Cherry Park F, Houston TX 77095 WAITLIST! Session One Workshop: September 21-22 (Saturday & Sunday), 10:00 am to 6:00 pm WAITLIST! Session Two Workshop:September 23-24 (Monday […]

Jane Set Sew-Along #9: Hemming and Straps

These are the final steps everyone! Thank you so much for following along on our Jane Set sew-along. We’re going to end with hemming the pants and sewing the straps. First, finish the raw edges of the pant hem allowances with your serger or your method of choice. Press the hem allowances to the side […]

Jane Sew Along #7: Constructing the Interior Bra

Now that your Jane Set bodice front is constructed, it’s time to sew the interior bra. I took this bra detail from a vintage Ceeb of Miami jumpsuit, and it really does help give a great shape. The secret is the interfacing and spiral steel boning! Construct Your Bra Make sure you’ve applied your interfacing […]

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 […]