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Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing:: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques (Gertie's Sewing) Hardcover-spiral – September 1, 2012
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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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But I couldn't get past the photos--Is it just me, or are there some serious fit issues in the photos? I am not more than an advanced beginner sewer. But from looking at so many books on fit (because I have a very oddly shaped body and NOTHING fits me without adjusting, it seems), it just appeared that every photo showed wrinkles and puckers and, well, fit issues.
I've been sewing clothes (modern and historical) for most of my life. I found Ms. Hirsch's writing on the vintage and modern construction useful and well written. I've been recommending this book to my friends.
I own all three of Ms. Hirsch's books, and this is still my favorite.
I love the spiral bound aspect of the book. I can really use this right next to my machine while learning each skill. And the patterns that are included? Seriously to die for! And she designed the different garments to fit real women! Not just stick figures fresh on the NYC runway.
This book is worth every penny!
If you did not think you would like to wear or sew vintage clothing, you just might after reading this inspiring book.