The Creative Library: Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch

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I’m pretty sure that if you are into sewing blogs you have found Gertie’s blog, Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing.  She is an amazing seamstress and sews clothing with a vintage style. I was so excited when she said she was coming out with this book. Even more exciting was the opportunity to receive Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing c/o Abrams Books.

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Well, I try to always try out a project from these books I share. I made The Pencil Skirt with this fabric I had on hand. It was an easier piece to whip up and I like how it came out. Gertie does a great job explaining everything, because let me tell, sewing things vintage style takes a little more labor. It’s more tailored and more detailed generally. But, it really makes for such well built pieces that look good on the outside AND the inside. Here are a few pictures of some of the 25 vintage inspired pieces that patterns and instructions are provided for:

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The Sultry Sheath
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The Shirtwaist Dress
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The Brocade Dress
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Keyhole Blouse

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Another thing I like about the book are the amazing illustrations. It truly is a great book filled with all sort of information on sewing vintage style clothes. I can’t wait to give some of the other clothes a try! You can find the book online here.
-Jess

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  1. says

    Thanks so much for taking time out to review Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing. Your skirt looks lovely. (I’m Gretchen’s/Gertie’s editor and am just so excited about this book. I agree she is an “amazing seamstress.”

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