Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing - Gretchen Hirsch
A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques
Gretchen "Gertie" Hirsch is the creator of the super-popular Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. The blog began as a way for readers to follow Hirsch's progress as she stitched all fourteen fashions from the 1950s classic Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing. It quickly became a place for Hirsch to share her finished wardrobe, plus 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 packed with illustrated lessons on fine sewing and customization techniques that were once standard skills among home sewists. Also included is a pattern collection featuring twenty-five vintage-inspired but timeless wardrobe essentials, from a sundress to a slinky sheath to a tailored suit. This book is the perfect resource for modern sewists interested in learning couture skills.