ISBN 9781617690754 Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book


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When dreaming up this book Gretchen 'Gertie' Hirsch knew she wanted to compile all of her dress knowledge in one place and pair it with a killer vintage-style wardrobe of mix-and-match patterns to create the ultimate resource for everything from preshrinking wool crepe to inserting steel boning to, of course, making fabulous dresses for every occasion. In Part 1 Hirsch presents all the info a sewist could need when it comes to fabrics, construction, customisation, closures, hems, inner structures, built-in crinolines and more. In Part 2, she shares instructions for 23 dresses plus variation ideas. In the pattern envelope are all of the mix-and-match skirts, bodices, sleeves, cuffs and collars, for the featured dresses but this is just the beginning-there are literally hundreds of combinations to be made using these patterns. With Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book, every sewist can design and sew her own perfect dress wardrobe. Contents: 1 X 236 Page Hardback With 400 Colour Illustrations Author: Gretchen Hirsch Author Bio - 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

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