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

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual : A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s
Author: Gretchen Hirsch
Rating: 4.26
Bestsellers Rate: 57345
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 224
Hours of reading: 3.7 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 26,29 €

About the book

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 eveningwear. 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 in the Part II are designed to work as a complete casual wardrobe.

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"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

Gretchen Hirsch Biography

Gretchen "Gertie" Hirsch is author of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing (STC Craft, Autumn 2012), Gertie Sews Vintage Casual (Autumn 2014) and the upcoming Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book (Autumn 2016). She is 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 a fabric line with Fabric Traditions. She teaches sewing around America on PBS's It's Sew Easy, on Craftsy.com, and on Creativebug.com. Her work has been featured in the magazines Sew Stylish, Vogue Patterns, Threads and Stitch, and on jezebel.com. ... Read full biography

Authors: Gretchen Hirsch
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Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9781617690747
ISBN10: 1617690740
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Illustrations: 150 colour photographs and 250 colour and black-and-white illustrations
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Book Format: Hardback
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Pages: 224
Book Weight: 1210
Book Dimensions: 231x257x35
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Publication date: Sept. 16, 2014
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Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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