Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book: A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles (Gertie's Sewing) (Hardcover)

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What if you had 23 brilliant patterns to sew wow-your-friends-and-family dresses? What if you could use those sewing patterns in combination to create your own unique style? With Gertie’s help you can!
Every vintage-obsessed sewist dreams of having a closet full of gorgeous dresses. Gertie’s Ultimate Dress 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. Chapters include: 
  • Getting Ready to Sew
  • Basic Dress Construction
  • Finishing Details
  • Giving the Dress Structure
  • Techniques for Special Fabrics
  • Fitting 
Gertie also includes pattern maps and resources. There is so much you can do with what she offers. She writes in her introduction, “In the book’s pattern envelope are all of the mix-and-match skirts, bodies, sleeves, cuffs, and collars you’ll need for the twenty-three dresses featured here. But remember, this is just a starting point—there are literally hundreds of combinations you can make from your patterns. So, here’s to designing your perfect wardrobe.”
If you love vintage style, you’ll love Gertie, her passion, her sewing patterns, and the fashion you can make for yourself to fill your closet, or for your friends and family. Don’t wait. Get started sewing now!

About the Author

Gretchen Hirsch is a sought-after teacher and designer with two highly successful sewing pattern lines and a fabric line with Fabric Traditions. She lives in Beacon, New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617690754
ISBN-10: 1617690759
Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
Publication Date: March 8th, 2016
Pages: 236
Language: English
Series: Gertie's Sewing