Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rocking Out


Hi readers! I know I've been scarce around these parts. Have I mentioned that I need to sew 35 garments by the end of next month? That's when we're shooting book #2.

In the mean time, I did have my big rock performance (see above) and it went well. I finished the leather accent dress but then didn't wear it (I know, I know). I was feeling more casual and I threw together a quick outfit with a bustier top and capri jeans. Photos of the dress are coming soon though!

Also: cutest Henry picture ever, thanks to my friend Martin.

I seriously want a tattoo of his face.

Okay, back to the sweatshop!


40 comments:

  1. Love the top! I hope you sewed it. And that you make a pattern for us to sew it. ;)

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    1. I bought it at Pinup Girl Boutique. But I'm doing something kinda similar for book 2!

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    2. Ooo...can't wait! Good luck with your tornado of sewing in preparation!

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    3. Deadly Dames "Vamp" top :) I was just coming here to comment the exact same. Apparently I'm buying book 2 as well :)

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  2. Jeez Gertie, I can't wait.. :) Your first book is already my best friend.

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  3. That's so many garments to make in such a short time; I hope you get some help or is your home office: Gertie's sweatshop of one? Either way good luck!

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  4. Ooh gosh yeah if there is a pattern for that top I'd love to hear about it! Good luck with the sewing!

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  5. I third, fourth, whatevs the request for the pattern of the top, either the # or if you made it up a chance to purchase/bribe/steal it from you.

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  6. Thirty five garments. Wow! You'll get it done - I have faith. I'm excited for book #2!

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  7. Just discovered book #1 at my local library. I never want to give it back! I can't wait to see book #2. Good luck with the sewing, hang in there!

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    1. The library! What a brilliant idea, Sarah. I always forget about those things.

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    2. I will be buying it someday soon - it's too gorgeous (and helpful) not to have around as a reference. But in the meantime.... yay libraries!

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  8. Henry is beautiful. I want to hug him. <3

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  9. great news for book two, can't wait!!

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  10. Wow.. that is a lot of sewing! But you have mad sewing skills so I am sure you can do it. Congratulations on Book 2! And your kitty, Henry, what an adorable cat. Just makes me want to hug and squeeze him!

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  11. Wow, 35 garments - many more than I make in a whole year^^But I'm sure you will make it!!

    I'm so excited for book two. Right now I'm making my second garment from book 1, well did I mention that I can be a very lazy seamstress from time to time ;)

    Henry is so adorable!! Get him tattoed, I will get my two ladies on my body, too.

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  12. Oh i secretly wish i could just sit and sew 35 garments, but alas, i have work to go to!
    Henry is so cute! Sometimes i see my cats face and he's all cute and then i go to take a picture and then suddenly he's turned off the cute. Tricky minx

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  13. Book two is very exciting (loved book one) so the best of luck with it. I always look forward to your blog posts and you should definitely get a tattoo of Henry...

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  14. I can't wait to buy Book 2. Good luck with all the sewing projects Gertie. (Oh, and I loved that you modeled every pattern in Book 1...)

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  15. 1. Very, very cute top.
    2. That's about 10 times as many garments as I sew in an average YEAR.
    3. Henry needs a hug. (Or, considering that he's a cat, a lap and some petting.) SUCH an adorable face!

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  16. Your hair looks really cute in the photo and Henry sure is a handsome fellow!

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  17. GO GERTIE GO!! I know i'm gonna love book 2 just as much as 1!! Thanks;)

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  18. Just got book 1 few days ago. I love it! Greeting from Vietnam.

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  19. Sooooo cute! He is gorgeous and a tattoo would be just the thing to celebrate his yummyness. I'm so excited about the new book as your first is my constant sewing companion. I managed to make some sleeves to go on the Portrait Blouse after reading tips in your book. Now I've got 5 short sleeved ones and a 3/4 sleeved one. Possibly the biggest collection of Portrait Blouses in the Southern Hemisphere!

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  20. I just got a tattoo of my cat's wee precious face and I love it. I highly recommend getting sweet Henry tattooed on you.

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  21. Good luck with all that sewing, I'm looking forward to read Book nr 2!
    In other word I just made something from one of your patterns for Butterick (B5895, made the capris!) and I love it! Great pattern, well designed and not too hard to fit!

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  22. Good luck with your massive sewing mission for the next book! I'm thinking an emergency sewing retreat at Asilomar with a band of trusted sewing friends to finish off the job should be in order!

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  23. Good luck on the massive undertaking. I can't wait to see the results. I've loved my copy of your first book since I got it for Christmas and a casual version seems like a perfect plan! I do love that top, too. Excited to see the Gertie version.
    BTW, I finally started my own blog. Drop by and visit me! http://vinthillvintage.wordpress.com/

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  24. woohoo! another book! can't wait! good luck with all the sewing! loving the haircut!!

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  25. Your blog looks amazing, I love your hair and that is a ridiculously cute photo of Henry!

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  26. I'm so looking forward to the new book! I have no trouble getting the special make bait & switch. The top you wore for your gig is excellent! If anyone can get those 35 pieces made on that time table it is you - you are an inspiration for me.
    Oh BTW, love the new blog!

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  27. What brand are your SWEET sunglasses?! Excited for the new book! Do you have an official release date?

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  28. Please use your iron the new book.

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  29. surely you have an assistant right?

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  30. You can do it! Just like in fashion school, getting the line finished and ready for inspection.

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  31. Ooh, I also have a cat support! Beautiful Gentleman :)

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  32. I can only imagine! I don't sew that much in a year. But won't you pretty please take pictures of one of your faves as you go, so that later on you might do a sew along? Cutest gray kitty boy ever!

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  33. Henry is so beautiful! He looks like he gives the best cuddles.

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  34. Love your hair and that dress! Just awesome!

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Thanks for your comments; I read each and every one! xo Gertie

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