A much-anticipated followup to Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing featuring modern updates of the sportswear styles of the 1940s and 1950s, plus an illustrated to guide to all of the techniques needed to create them today--from one of the most popular and charismatic sewists/bloggers of the 21st century.
“Not just a guide to sewing clothes such as cigarette pants, flared skirts, wrap dresses, pinup sweaters, and shift dresses, Hirsch’s volume explores the fashion landscape of the period as well as the particular challenges of sewing vintage. The book comes with basic patterns and instructions for multiple variations.”
“Complete with fun illustrations, great photography, and step-by-step directions, the author eases readers in with an illustrated fashion history primer and devotes five chapters to telling us everything we need to know to rock our attempt to sew a vintage wardrobe. With thick paper patterns included in a bulging pack inside the back of cover, this book delivers a massive amount of value well worth the cover price.”
—Grand Rapids Press
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gretchen Hirsch is the author of Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing and creator of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. She has a pattern line with Butterick and a fabric line with Fabric Traditions, and teaches sewing around the country and on PBS’s It’s Sew Easy, Craftsy.com, and Creativebug.com. Her work has been featured in Sew Stylish,Vogue Patterns, Threads, and Stitch, and on jezebel.com.