Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing:: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques

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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 (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...

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Overview

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 (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 vintage fashion and Gertie’s spirited, modern style.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584799917
  • Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 237,971
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    highly recommended - a must for sewists

    Gertie puts her whole personality into this book. You would think she was talking right to you. very well organized and explained, great pictures. I may or may not ever get around to the projects in this book but it a must for every vintage sewists library!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    amazing sewing book!

    This book is wonderful from cover to cover. The pictures are fun to look at, the instructions are clear, and the patterns are awesome! This is a must buy book!

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