We are big fans of Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch’s popular sewing blog, Gertie’s New Blog For Better Sewing. Gretchen has a talent for making what might seem like intimidating sewing techniques to the novice easy to understand with her step by step tutorials.
You have seen her tutorials here on Sewing Secrets.
Now Gretchen has published a book titled “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing” sharing her techniques and thoughts on vintage sewing plus 25 wardrobe essential projects.
Part 1 of the book is a hardworking reference packed with lessons on couture techniques and customization. Part 2 includes full-size paper patterns for fourteen wardrobe essentials plus variations inspired by vintage fashion and Gretchen’s modern style. Included are the Sultry Sheath and the Wiggle dress designed by Gretchen.
Here’s the best part– we are giving away a copy! Just comment here (no anonymous comments please) between now and November 16 and a winner will be selected at random. The contest is open to everyone within or outside the US. Good Luck!
About the Author
Lynn is Director of Consumer Services with Coats & Clark.