Sailor blouse progress..

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My Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing arrived in the mail the other day so I'm back on track to make this sailor blouse after some early frustrations.  I'm enjoying watching Gertie.  She's so lovely on the Creative Bug video for the making of this sailor blouse - which is just as well, as I must have watched the 'Drafting a collar' episode at least 5 or 6 times.  I'm clearly a person who needs some written instructions as well as the video as I easily loose track of what my next step is.  Anyway, the collar is now drafted (a bit nervous about this), the pieces are now cut and interfacing ironed on, so I hope to make some good progress on this over the weekend.  Who am I kidding, I'm hoping to finish the damn thing.

I'm also hoping to have a go at making the Perfect Zip Bag by Elizabeth Hartman as it won't be long before I will have to open my sweat shop up for some preschool fete making so I better get in some practise. I've been so inspired by all the lovely recent versions from Gail at Today's Agenda that I'm hoping to make a few of these for the handmade stall.

10 comments:

  1. The Perfect Zip Bags are the BEST bags ever! I made two for my daughter's start to Year 7 earlier this year and they look fab (if I do say so myself!). Can't wait to see what you do with yours...

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  2. Sounds like you have a full weekend planned. Cool

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  3. Sounds like a lovely, sewing-filled weekend!

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  4. I've used a couple of Gertie's tutorials from her website and they're always well done. I'm interested to see how you found the class and can't wait to see the finished blouse!

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  5. Hope the blouse goes okay, the pattern is really pretty and Gertie gives excellent instructions so you should be fine :)

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  6. Thanks Zoe for your vote of confidence! Gertie is great.

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  7. It's finished - but it's not perfect. I'll do some photos today and post soon ;)

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  8. Trying to sneak in as much as possible!

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  9. They have been on my list of things to make for SO long!!

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  10. That was my dream weekend. I forgot to factor in other committments.... woops!

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