Friday, September 2, 2011

Bombshell On the Town


I've never really blogged this dress before, and now seems the perfect opportunity! This is the dress we make in my online course Perfect Fit Bombshell Dresses. May I point out the faux-sarong skirt?

And the contrasting waist stay?

And perhaps you'd like to see the grosgrain zipper guard?

Okay, enough shilling my course. (But seriously! You can learn how to make all these details right here! For the low, low price of $29.99!)

Jeff and I went out on the town to celebrate his book release last night. Here's what my date wore:

OMG guys, my husband is so cute.

First we stopped at the Union Square Barnes & Noble to see Jeff's book on the shelf.

A saleslady yelled at us for taking pictures in the store. Seriously, that's not allowed? You'd think we were in Prada or something. But then she relented when we told her manager that Jeff wrote the book, and they asked him to sign copies!

I bought a copy. Did you know it's dedicated to me?

Awwww.

Then we went to dinner at Craft, which was AMAZING.

Whew, what a night!

63 comments:

  1. You look amazing! That dress is perfect.

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  2. Dress is amazing. I'm making my version at the moment. But still on the muslin phase.

    Congrats to Jeff!!

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  3. Loved the Barnes and Noble episode! :-)

    Congratulations to both of you!

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  4. The dress is stunning, and I got your class the first day! :-) I love the dedication in the book, and can't wait to see it in person, as soon as my next Amazon shipment arrives. Keep creating, you two!
    XO

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  5. I love it! The dress is amazing. Jeff is totally cute! And the dedication is soooo sweet. Awwww
    :)
    I still have to tape my craftsy pattern together.......maybe I'll make a new years dress?

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  6. You two are so cute!! I love the dress... just bought the fabric for mine, but haven't started the class yet.

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  7. Congrats Jeff! That dedication is so sweet :)

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  8. Gertie! I've been stuck at the same problem on the dress course for a few weeks now with no feedback. I know you are so so busy and I completely understand but when do you think you'll be able to answer questions on there again? Thanks!

    Congrats to Jeff by the way. I love those types of books so I'm off to buy it. You look beautiful as well on your night out!

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  9. That dedication got me all teary eyed.
    Congrats to him!

    I signed up for the class and will plunge into it as soon as I get some more dresses under my belt. Can't wait!

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  10. Love that dress, it´s convincing reason for taking your course!

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  11. Your dress is lovely, your husband is definitely cute, and congrats to both of you on your recent successes!

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  12. Lovely dress! What a great way to spend the night on the town and celebrate.

    Soon you'll be having impromptu book signings in Barnes and Noble too!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Ok, you two are adorable.

    Your dress looks amazing! I really like how you added straps. I'm going to buy the class any day now... AND Jeff's book! I love me a good young adult novel. Congrats!

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  14. what a cute and talented couple! be nice to see a pic of you together!!

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  15. You guys look great - congratulations to the both of you!

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  16. What a great way to celebrate. I love the bombshell dress, suits you to a T.

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  17. Sounds like a fun night. (Except the BN saleslady yelling at you - that's just weird.) You look absolutely beautiful in your dress, and yes, your husband is a cutie. ;) Love the details inside your dress, thanks for the peek.

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  18. You both look amazing. Congrats on your mutual success!

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  19. The dress is beautiful! Is the book released as a kindle book? Otherwise it's hard to buy it in Sweden. www.annelit.se

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  20. Gertie, as Prince would say, you are hecka slammin' in that dress!!! And to know that the inside is so beautifully finished is extra special. I continue to await your book with bated breath.

    Still, won't take the course--it's just not the dress for me. Hopefully you'll design another course for those of us "non-bombshell"/more Vintage Vogue 1084 gals!

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  21. I love everything about this post! Congratulations to Jeff, his dedication is so cute.

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  22. Cute dress, cute date, great book! Must have been a perfect night!

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  23. How cute! You "seam" so sweet together!! (Sorry for the pun.)

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  24. i heart everything about this post.

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  25. Y'all are so cute. ^_^ Congrats!!

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  26. You really make me want to wear dresses. That's not something I'm known for. :)

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  27. What a proud moment for Jeff! He is lucky he's got such a bombshell of a wife to help him celebrate :)

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  28. Awesome dress! Now how can I make your husband...? He is very Don Draperesque

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  29. Jeff is talented, kind, and very cute. But you are absolutely, breathtakingly, beautiful. Not to mention one of the most all-around talented renaissance women in the blogoverse today.
    What a pair you make!

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  30. YAY! I was wondering if you guys were going to go and celebrate! I love that dedication--what an awesome guy!

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  31. I am enrolled in this class and am loving it! I am just about finished with the outer bodice (my next step is to sew in the twill tape along the upper cup) and it is looking so professional. I think I have said this before, but you are an awesome teacher!

    I love the picture of you with your hubby's book : ) I read the first four chapters and am definitely going to buy it, I need to know what happens, great writing! And an endorsement from Suzanne Collins on the cover....WOW! I loved the Hunger Games!

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  32. You look beautiful! Congrats to Jeff!

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  33. You are quite the bombshell in that dress, if I may say so, one gal to another. And the construction details are exquisite. Too bad my bod's bombshell days are past -- I'll second the request for a class for those of us gals who want to make less of some of the curves we wish we didn't have?

    And congratulations on Jeff's book! I read the first four chapters and can't wait 'til I can get to a brick 'n mortar store to find out what happens next!

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  34. Love the dress, Gretchen! Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll have my own version of the bombshell dress to post on my blog. Your Craftsy course has been an inspiration for me to get back into sewing!

    And cheers to your hubs new book!

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  35. You look wonderful. Jeff is very handsome. Your blog is awesome. It would be soooo fun to see some of your wedding photos! I just saw you in the new Threads magazine! Congrats on all your successes. I plan on reading Jeff's book.

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  36. huzzah!! The dress looks fabulous, of course! And congratulations to Jeff!!! You two are so exciting :)

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  37. Love it all - the dress, the husband, the book, the signings, the pose at Craft! Congratulations to you both!

    Had never seen a grosgrain zipper guard. I am SO stealing that idea for my next dress.

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  38. AMAZING all round! Congrats to your Husbie and yay for showing us those details in your darling dress!

    xoxo

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  39. Can I just say how much I love the upswept hair? Combined with the dress, it makes you look super tall and poised.

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  40. I just put the last stitches in my bombshell dress yesterday (but it's still a bit cool to wear it here in Australia!).

    What a great course Gertie, and your dress looks fab!

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  41. i bought fabric for this dress when on holidays; now i've just got to get started with the course...

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  42. Aw, you two are ADORABLE! Congrats on the book. And what a stunning dress!

    x
    Katherine

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  43. Beautiful dress! Those pictures are too cute of your husband and the book!

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  44. Awww...that's so cool! The dress is great and congrats to your cute hubby!

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  45. I think it's really cool that your (individual) stars are lining up in such a way that you both have wonderful accomplishments to celebrate together and at the same time. And I've gotta tell you this just for grins. I took your online Bombshell dress course a few weeks back just for something fun to do (sorry, I am so not the Bombshell type) and I really enjoyed it and learned from it as well. The real kick is that last week, I got a two dress sewing job and for what? Yep, two Bombsell type dresses! Boning, underling, under structure et al. Nature is funny like that and I'm still smiling over that one! Best Regards to both of you!

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  46. Great dress. Handsome man. Beautiful dedication. You're a lucky woman!

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  47. awww, sounds like an awesome date night... congrats to you both on looking so fabulous... oh yeah and the book.

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  48. Gosh, I'm so in love with your tattoos and just your whole "look" -- you pull off that Bettie Page inspired look so, so well. That last picture of you is gorgeous!

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  49. That sure looks like a great night on town, and you sure are a bombshell, looking so great and lovely! Congratulations on the book release! I'll make sure I pop into Barnes and Noble and buy the book when I'm in NY in November... (it wouldn't be the same buying it online after the B&N episode, haha!)

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  50. Awww, you and your husband are too adorable! =) The dress looks gorgeous... I can only hope mine will turn out just as beautiful!

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  51. I use Petersham ribbon for all kinds of applications, but I never before thought of making it into a zipper guard. Very clever, Gertie! I'm using that idea regularly from now on.
    Congratulations on your family's latest success.

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  52. My grandma used to say that after a great men that's a great woman. so besides congratulating Jeff, I want to congratulate u. Your blog is great and soon I plan to take your online class. Xx

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  53. Congrats to Jeff! My dad lol, just bought a copy and I saw it on the coffee table when I visited tonight. I can't wait to pick it up and read. The Dress is gorgeous, I am scared that I am just too busty right now to feel comfortable in my own skin...maybe after nursing. :)

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  54. Hi there,
    I stumbled on your site while looking for beginner sewing patterns and tips, and I had to let you know that it's super fun! I've been inspired to give sewing a try as a creative hobby and as a break from my grad studies. Still, I'll take it slow to not get frustrated.:) This week I've gotten my sewing machine tuned up, but haven't yet put fabric to machine, as it were...

    Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for the great blog (and the many links to explore) and great fodder for projects I hope to tackle in the future.

    ~Ariel

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  55. Love the dress!! I am almost done with mine and can't wait for a night on the town as well! Possibly New York (just dropped my daughter off at NYU)! We will just have to make sure we don't have it on at the same time! haha

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  56. Aw, you guys are adorable! And congratulations, Jeff!!!

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  57. The inscription is so romantic. And you look dazzling.

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  58. Great dress and I really love your hairstyle in these pictures. May I ask where you got this wonderful red fabric from?
    congrats to Jeff aka "Mr. Gertie" ;-))))

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  59. Wow, I am just discovering your blog, and I am IN LOVE!! This dress is fantastic, the sewing tips are fantastic (I am just getting in to sewing) and YOU are fantastic! Keep it up :-)

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  60. Glad you had a lovely celebration. You know I adore Jeff, and that book of his is awesome.

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  61. Just wanted to tell you that I read your husband's book and loved it! Can't wait until he has another!

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  62. Hi Gertie,

    I'm about to order your course on this dress at craftsy.com. I'd like to sew it from velvet, some dark colour. Do you think it's a suitable material, or it's better to choose something lighter?

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