Gertie’s New Book of Better Sewing – a modern guide to Couture-style sewing
By Gretchen Hirsch
Many dressmakers will already know Gretchen Hirsch as prolific blogger ‘Gertie’ from Gertie’s new blog for better sewing. This book is really an extension of her blog and is packed with sewing techniques which have easy step-by-step photography and illustrated tutorials.
This book features 14 patterns that are customisable for a variety of wardrobe essentials and have been inspired by Vogue’s New Book of Better Sewing. Patterns include pencil skirts, a portrait blouse to a wiggle dress and suit jacket.
All of the projects are modelled by Gertie herself, who has the proportions and curves of a typical woman and not a stick insect!
“We love this book as dressmakers and also as fans of vintage but also it’s for real women with real curves! The book is spiral bound so pages are easy to turn over whilst sewing.”
Priced at £21.99
Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang and distributed by Abrams & Chronicle Books
We've seen it on Amazon for £17.94.