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Gertie Sews Vintage Casual : A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940's and 1950's

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Gertie Sews Vintage Casual is Gretchen Hirsch's follow-up to Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing. In the first book, Hirsch focused on dresses, skirts and evening wear. But the mid-20th century was also an amazing time for sportswear - think wide legged trousers, playful beach rompers, '50s style shorts, casual dresses, fitted capri pants and casual jackets and coats. Gertie Sews Vintage Casual is organised like her first book into two major sections - Techniques and Projects. In the first part, Hirsch focuses on techniques that are specific to sportswear, such as buttonholes, collars, interfacings, pockets for shirts, special considerations when working with knit fabrics and the intricacies of pant-making. The projects are in Part II are designed to work as a complete casual wardrobe.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 203 x 248 x 33.02mm | 1,179.34g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 150 colour photographs and 250 colour and black-and-white illustrations
  • 1617690740
  • 9781617690747
  • 45,389

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"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."--Library Journal "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
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About Gretchen Hirsch

Gretchen 'Girtie' Hirsch is the author of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing (STC Craft, Autumn 2012), a passionate seamstress, a sought-after teacher and the creator of one of the web's most popular sewing blogs: Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. She has her own pattern line with Butterick, and teaches fashion design and sewing around America. Her work has been featured in the magazines Sew Stylish, Vogue Patterns, Threads and Stitch and on jezebel.com
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