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Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book (Item #GUDB)
The ultimate and much anticipated guide to sewing vintage inspired dresses from beloved sewist and blogger, Gretchen Hirsch. Every vintage obsessed sewist dreams of having a closet full of gorgeous dresses. The follow-up to the popular "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing" (Item #STC9917) and "Gertie Sews Vintage Casual (Item # STC0747), this book is packed with all the information and patterns you could ever need to create a wardrobe filled with stunning vintage frocks. The book begins with all the essential techniques for dressmaking and includes instructions and patterns for 23 dresses for a variety of occasions. Elements of each pattern can be mixed and matched, allowing readers to customize the bodice, skirt, sleeves, pockets, and details of each dress for a truly unique creation. Hardcover -spiral, 236 pages, 8" x 10".
Gertie Sews Vintage Casual (Item #GSVC)
The mid-20th century was an amazing time for American women's fashion! Following the war, women started looking to American designers rather than French couture houses for inspiration and to demand clothing they could move in, even play in. In this follow up to "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing" (Item # STC9917), Gretchen "Gertie" Hirsch celebrates the classical casual styles that icons like Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, and Rosie the Riveter made famous - think wide-legged trousers, fitted capri pants, beach rompers, shorts, knit tops, jeans, and day dresses. In Part I, Hirsch introduces key techniques for sportswear construction - from working with knit fabrics to the intricacies of pant-making and in Part II, she showcases a 30-plus-piece vintage-inspired casual wardrobe. Hardcover, 224 pages."
Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing (Item #GNB)
Gretchen "Gertie" Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress, a sought-after sewing teacher, and the creator of one of the web's most popular sewing blogs: Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. The blog began as a way for readers to follow Hirsch's progress as she stitched all 14 fashions from the iconic 1950's sewing book "Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing (a Julie & Julia-esque experiment for the modern sewist). It quickly became a place for Hirsch to share tutorials and lively posts about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image, and gender. An extension of the blog, Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing is a hardworking reference title packed with lessons on couture techniques and customization, as well as an inimitable pattern collection featuring 25 wardrobe essentials and variations inspired by fashion and Gertie's spirited, modern style. Hardcover - spiral, 208 pages.
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