I'm a sewing enthusiast in Beacon, New York, with a love of all things retro. This site is all about tutorials, tips, inspiration, and lots of spirited discussion about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image, and gender. My first book, Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, is now out from STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books! Also look for my line "Patterns by Gertie" from Butterick.
Can't you see the look of derision on her face, Michael Kors? Nina? Anyone?
Seriously, people, I am stunned. I had Mondo pegged as the clear winner. He was robbed! My head practically exploded when they announced their choice.
In other musings, what was up with guest judge Jessica Simpson? Had she just had some major dental work done? She was mumbling like her jaw was wired shut.
Well, enough TV chatter. I may as well tell you that this was supposed to be a Lady Grey post about how to finish the back of your bound buttonholes. I came home from work yesterday and dutifully documented the process on one side of the coat. After the Project Runway finale, I uploaded the photos . . . aaaand they were all blurry. Yikes. I was too sleepy and dispirited to begin yet again. I'm sorry, peeps.
This has been one of those weeks. There's been so much going on at work that I feel comatose at the end of the day. Not the best sewing week, but that's okay! We'll move onward this weekend.
As you can see in the photo above, I did add the lace to my lining hem. I left the room briefly and Pip promptly decided that my coat was the perfect place for a little nap. Only the finest hand-tailored bed for my little princess!
I'll be back this weekend with more Lady Grey goodness. No tricks, only treats!