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Starlet jacket with pencil skirt

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Needs a final steaming!

Created in this Craftsy class

Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket taught by Gretchen Hirsch

In this class, Gretchen Hirsch of .Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. teaches garment engineering skills for a snappy tailored jacket.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Pink woolen fabric, horsehair fusible interfacing, fuchsia lining.

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What are you most proud of? I had never done any of the techniques; first princess seams, collar, buttonholes, lining, etc.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch all the videos first. Then jump in and have fun. Do the hand sewing at night watching tv.

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So cute! I love your buttons. I'm also impressed that you churned this out as a novice sewer. I remember doing bound button holes on my third ever dress and I needed a fair amount of hand holding through that experience. Bravo.

06/04/2012 Flag

Thank you. My buttonholes don't look so good. I redid them too many times! My hand sewing were zilch. But thank you so much for the compliment.

06/05/2012 Flag

Is this class still available? I was thinking of taking it as my first class, but I couldn't find it, so I got the Couture class instead, but it made me wonder: if they stop carrying a class, can the people who bought it still access it?

09/08/2012 Flag

Muria, not sure why it's not available, maybe Gertie too busy to answer questions but I just looked and I still have access to it.

09/23/2012 Flag

Beautiful. Are you signed up for the Gertie;s Sew-A-Long? Here is the link to info. I wanted to invite you to join a cool group on Flickr! It's called Gertie's Butterick 5824 Sew-Along!, and it's a big bunch of fun!

09/23/2012 Flag

thanks Scheri. yep, signed up and on my 2nd muslin trying to get rid of some of the excess fabric in back; I believe you are trying to help me! I'm graceamen.

09/23/2012 Flag

Great make sure you add me as a contact on Flickr - Gertie's Sew A Long :)

09/23/2012 Flag

Gorgeous. I can't wait to start this jacket.

10/26/2012 Flag

Hey Diva, it's me Grace from Flickr. I did a youtube fitting critique for sheri. Let me know if you want the link. It's a difficult jacket to fit right!

10/27/2012 Flag

I can't seem to find this class in my class list. I have contacted as I thought we had access for a lifetime?

08/24/2013 Flag

Scheri, mine still appears to be on here.

08/30/2013 Flag