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