Last Saturday, I made it to Gertie’s book launch party held at the Sewing Studio in the Garment District! I’m wearing my Muddy Waters dress (aka the Cambie Dress from Sewaholic Patterns). It was great fun! I absolutely loved Gertie’s 1950s-inspired dress – soooooo pretty. It’s a variation on her sundress pattern that’s included in the book. Basically I’d love to find a reason to make and wear this dress. 🙂
Here you can see I’m holding my signed copy of Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing. Let me tell you, there are more than a few of these patterns that I can’t wait to sew. So hard to focus on the sewing pattern at hand when there are so many great ones out there! I would absolutely love to tackle the pencil skirt at some point. Definitely a great office wardrobe staple.
Gertie was chatting with everyone all night, that must’ve been exhausting! I actually tested two patterns in the book – the Portrait Blouse and the Wiggle Dress – ages ago. Really, I remember thinking I couldn’t share these patterns for a whole year and a half. Yowsa! Alas, they’re still only in muslin stage, but I hope to sew up finished versions. At the end of the evening, Gertie cut up the cake and we all partook in the eating of it. An image of the book cover was the top of the cake. Don’t you just love the crowd of ladies visible in the mirror? I think that’s so cute!
I was thrilled when ladies (and Peter!) came up to me and either recognized me or my dress pattern. There was even talks of a fabric buying meet-up! It was great to meet other sewing enthusiasts in person and chat about each other’s dresses. I have to admit, I’m a bit shy when it comes to approaching people at parties, but I do like to chat with you, I promise! Needless to say, it was wonderful to meet all of you. 🙂