[Read] ➲ Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s Author Gretchen Hirsch – Submitalink.info

[Read] ➲ Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s Author Gretchen Hirsch – Submitalink.info The Mid Th Century Was An Amazing Time For American Women S Fashion Following The War, Women Started Looking To American Designers Rather Than French Couture Houses For Inspiration And To Demand Clothing They Could Move In, Even Play In In This Follow Up To Gertie S New Book For Better Sewing, Gretchen Gertie Hirsch Celebrates The Classic Casual Styles That Icons Like Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, And Rosie The Riveter Made Famous Think Wide Legged Trousers, Fitted Capri Pants, Beach Rompers, Shorts, Knit Tops, Jeans, And Day Dresses In Part I, Hirsch Introduces Key Techniques For Sportswear Construction From Working With Knit Fabrics To The Intricacies Of Pant Making And In Part II, She Showcases A Plus Piece Vintage Inspired Casual Wardrobe

10 thoughts on “Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s

  1. Kristin Lambert Kristin Lambert says:

    I came across this book about three months into my obsessive learn to sew my own clothes or die trying quest Raised by a mom who s a skilled sewist, I knew the basics but never really took the time to learn my machine or theadvanced skills required to successfully sew apparel By the time I read this book, I d made a lot of headway by plunging in and making things, learning new techniques as I went This book helped me ste

  2. Hilary (A Wytch& Hilary (A Wytch& says:

    This is a wonderful book for any sewers who also like the classics of the 40 s and 50 s granted in is US centric but still very good , the best thing about this is the fact that these clothes are designed for women with SHAPE and the first part of the book is a wonderful repository of clothes making information, with the latter part turned over the the patterns and various tweaks thereof I cannot wait to lose just a bitweight so

  3. Nancy Nancy says:

    I might have to buy my own copy of this one Not only does it come with great patterns in the back of the book for many cute things I would totally wear, but it s also a great reference for fixing common sewing problems I could see myself referring back to this book numerous times.

  4. Mandy Mandy says:

    I m a beginning sewist, so this book was too advanced for me However, it seems like a thorough guide for those who areadvanced in their sewing skills Her designs are cute, and its great that the patterns are included

  5. Heidi Heidi says:

    I liked that this book has sections on working with knits, patternmaking, and fitting pants I liked that it includes several patterns with ideas and directions for altering each pattern multiple times to achieve different styles and looks.

  6. Heather Heather says:

    Some truly phenomenal patterns, especially for shirts and pants.

  7. Katherine Katherine says:

    I ve read Gertie s blog for years but never got around to picking up her books I passed on her first one, Gertie s New Book for Better Sewing A Modern Guide to Couture Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques because I realized I m not actually interested in using vintage techniques for their own sake This one, though, is designed to fit better into a modern wardrobe that you want to have touches of vintage inspiration but still be practical for everyday wear The p

  8. Dixie Dixie says:

    The writing style is very easy to digest, the illustrations are adorable, and models of all different sizes are featured in Gertie Sews Vintage Casual I am very much a beginning sewer, and this book is not really for beginning sewers With that said, there are a few patterns that I still think I can tackle with my limited knowledge.The book is divided into Skills and Wardrobe, or instructions and patterns The Skills section includes a nice history lesson on vintage styles, a c

  9. Rachel Rachel says:

    While this book focuses on sewing vintage style clothing it contains loads of information that can be used for any sewing projects The introductory chapters discuss every aspect of sewing such as choosing the right type of fabric for your garment, tips for various types of fabrics specifically knits , techniques for finishing seams, tips for getting the best fit, and so on The later chapters focus on the patterns that come with the book There are just a few basic patterns but each on

  10. Tracey Tracey says:

    nonfiction sewing I would classify the level as somewhere between beginner and intermediate practiced, but not perfected but this is also good forseasoned sewists who are just interested in some retro patterns First impression Man, I could ve used this book three days ago when I was finishing my last knit fabric project Gertie answers a lot of questions and offers lots of tips for sewing with BOTH woven and knit fabrics and how to tell them apart, if you are that lost , and how to nonfiction

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