Thursday, January 21, 2016

My New Dress Book! A Sneak Peek


I just got my copy of Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book and I couldn't wait to share a few pages with you! It's such an exciting day when the postman brings that first copy. This is my biggest book yet and I practically sewed my little fingers off making all the dresses!

Like my other books, it was illustrated by Sun Young Park. Her tonal chapter openers are so gorgeous.



And here are a few of the dresses! The lovely photos are by Karen Pearson. With 23 designs, there's something for everyone. And the mix-and-match aspect of the patterns means that you can change things up to your own taste. (There are five bodices, six skirts, six sleeves, collars, cuffs, and more!)

There are simple day dresses . . .


Fun party and date dresses . . .

Office wear . . .


And even a wedding dress!


I'll be doing some posts with more details on the patterns and designs, but for now I just wanted to give you a little bit of the flavor of the book.

More to come!

41 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!!!!! The book looks amazing and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!!!!!

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  2. Looks wonderful! The wedding dress is beautiful!

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  3. I can't wait-when is the release date?

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  4. Yay! I pre-ordered it last week! I can't wait for it to be released!

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  5. That wedding dress is beautiful, it looks like really nice lace. I'm totally stealing that sailor-inspired trim application!!

    allie J. | www.alliemjackson.com

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  6. What is the size range for the patterns?

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  7. What is the size range for the patterns?

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  8. I cannot wait till my preordered copy arrives!

    Tell us what type of undergarments you wear under your dresses please!!!!

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  9. Looking great! I'm really looking forward to see the rest of it!

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  10. Can't wait! Already have mine on pre-order!

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  11. Congrats!! Looks amazing as usual. Is it weird that I am excited as you are about your new book!! Haha! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  12. I pre-ordered mine some time ago and I can't wait to get it. It looks fantastic!

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  13. Looks amazing, loved your last book.

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  14. I'm also interested in the size range of the patterns, info on the cup size they're drafted for would be super helpful too!

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  15. Lovely Book, Your green dress on the cover takes my breath away. I love it!

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  16. Nice! Can't wait to see it in person!

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  17. Exciting - this looks wonderful - my Gertie Library grows… MORE previews, please

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  18. What a gorgeous wedding dress! I think I want the book just for that one alone!!

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  20. Love this! I am definitely putting this on some wishlists. Great work!

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  21. I absolutely LOVE the pink office wear dress!

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  22. I absolutely LOVE the pink office wear dress!

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  23. This looks fantastic- I can't wait to get my copy, I am dying to try the pink office dress!!

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  24. Looks amazing! I love these pattern books - great vintage inspired wearable styles too.

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  25. Do any of the dresses have long sleeves?

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    1. Yes, they do. And because of the mix and match nature of the patterns, you can add long sleeves to any bodice except the strapless bodice. Or three-quarter, short, cap, puff sleeve.... The idea was to have customizable patterns.

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  26. I just discovered your beach umbrella border print fabric when I saw it on one of the new dress patterns for Butterick, but the Joann's website says it's no longer available!!! Please tell me they will release it for summer! It's so adorable!!!

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    1. It actually hasn't been released yet! I'll blog about it when you can buy it. I'm so glad you like it!

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  27. What fun! Can't wait! Please tell me that the patterns are going to be on paper like your other books.... Alabama Chanin's last one was such a letdown on CD...

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  28. It just seems to take forever for your books to come out -- I know I know only a few weeks or so now! I just can't wait! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You're books are great! The dresses are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the book in person! Thanks! Kathy G.

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  29. I now have this book! The range of dresses to make is fantastic. There was a dress for every occasion and fabric type. My favourite was the red halter neck. I recommend this book to everyone :)

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    1. Can you enlighten me on the measurements of the patterns ? Bust measurements ? Thanks !

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  30. I can't seem to find any measurements ... it says the patterns go up to a size 16 ... Can you tell me the bust measurements please ? Thanks

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    1. The bust measurements range from 32" to 46."

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