Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques (Hardcover)

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    Gretchen Hirsch writes Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing ( and teaches sewing in New York City, around the country, on PBS’sIt’s Sew Easy, and on She lives in Beacon, New York.

    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 1950s sewing book Vogue.s New Book for Better Sewing (aJulie & 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 vintage fashion and Gertie.s spirited, modern style.

    Praise for Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing:

    .If you read Gertie.s New Blog for Better Sewing, you already know that Gretchen Hirsch is all about teaching basic sewing skills that some of us (guilty.) may have skipped right over when we learned to sew. Now you can find all of Gretchen.s sewing knowledge in one place.. .Martha

    .Like her blog, Hirsch.s book is like a chat with a friend who happens to be an expert seamstress. Even if the vintage-inspired garments aren't your style, there.s plenty to learn from this book.. .Library Journal

    .The styles are all rocked out with the tattoo-clad Gertie as the model. If you love a retro pattern, then this book is the one for you..

    .White paper templates, not tissue. These will make it easier to trace.. .Sew Spoiled
    .I personally love the finishing details on well-made garments and found this book to be a fantastic resource for adding techniques to my repertoire..

    .Maybe my faaavorite part of the book is the Vintage to Modern dictionary. If you ever use vintage patterns or shop for vintage or retro-y clothes, you.ll love this spread.. .Adventures in Dressmaking

    .The featured wealth of skills in a range of garment-sewing techniques are perfect for the home sewer with a thirst to learn how to create pieces for her own wardrobe.. .

    .Her new book is an excellent extension of the blog that includes a fantastic collection of nine patterns to create your own vintage-inspired wardrobe..

    .One of my favourite aspects of the book is that it pulls back the curtain on construction and reveals what the insides of the garments look like. It.s really helpful to take a peek at how another stitcher finishes her seams and keeps the whole thing hanging together.a very clever touch.. .Tilly and the Buttons

    .We love it, and so excited to have it in hand. It.s wonderful to be able to infuse some .Gertie style. into our sewing. All the projects are great, and the layout of the book is really easy to use and navigate. It has a great vintage, yet modern look.. .Sew Mama Sew



    ISBN 9781584799917
    Genre CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Sewing
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 208
    Publisher Date 2012-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc
    Copyright Year 2012
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 2.7 lb
    Height 10.25 in
    Wdth 9.0 in
    Language English
    Subtitle A Modern Guide to Couture-style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Hirsch, Gretchen
    Country of Origin United States

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