Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book: A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles

Gertie s Ultimate Dress Book A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles Every vintage obsessed sewist dreams of having a closet full of gorgeous dresses The follow up to the popular Gertie s New Book for Better Sewing and Gertie Sews Vintage Casual Gertie s Ultimate Dres

  • Title: Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book: A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles
  • Author: Gretchen Hirsch
  • ISBN: 9781617690754
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Every vintage obsessed sewist dreams of having a closet full of gorgeous dresses The follow up to the popular Gertie s New Book for Better Sewing and Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, Gertie s Ultimate Dress Book is packed with all the information and patterns you could ever need to create a wardrobe filled with stunning vintage frocks The book begins with all the essential teEvery vintage obsessed sewist dreams of having a closet full of gorgeous dresses The follow up to the popular Gertie s New Book for Better Sewing and Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, Gertie s Ultimate Dress Book is packed with all the information and patterns you could ever need to create a wardrobe filled with stunning vintage frocks The book begins with all the essential techniques for dressmaking and includes instructions and patterns for 23 dresses for a variety of occasions Elements of each pattern can be mixed and matched, allowing readers to customize the bodice, skirt, sleeves, pockets, and details of each dress for a truly unique creation.

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    1. I WANT. I NEED. I MUST HAVE!This is THE ultimate book on sewing vintage dresses everyone's been looking for. This lady is simply amazing and crazily talented and I want to make ALL the dresses in this book. They are all so stylish, beautiful, and feminine, and everything is explained so well. There are whole sections on fitting and pattern altering, choosing the right fabric, and vintage sewing techniques. It's just AWESOME and I really, really need it (I mean, I'm studying costume, so technical [...]

    2. Whatever possessed me to make my first sewn garment a Regency style gown is beyond me. However, I am now inspired to try and make something that I can wear out in the real world! After a Regency dress I feel like I can tackle anything. Wish me luck :)

    3. I've got her other books and love them however this one has really disappointed me. The styles are absolutely lovely as always but there are major errors in the sizing of the patterns. I've contacted the publishers asking them when an errata sheet will be available and they haven't responded. I know others have asked Gertie as well and she hasn't publicly responded either but did privately email to say just go up one size. That doesn't help either, the mistakes vary across sizes and pattern piec [...]

    4. Well, I think I liked this better than her first book, but it's still not my favorite sewing book. As with her first book, you get a huge info-dump at the first half of the book before you finally arrive at the patterns. The info is all top-notch and immensely useful. There is just a lot of it. It can be a bit overwhelming to someone new to sewing or dressmaking. I'm not sure how exactly I would change the layout of the book, but I feel like it could be tweaked a bit to have a better flow. The p [...]

    5. Really great tips if you are interested in vintage dress construction. I preferred her previous book in overall skills and patterns

    6. This comes with some truly amazing patterns, as well as some very good instructions for sewing and altering patterns.

    7. nonfiction; advanced sewing. A manual for experienced sewists wanting to take their sewing to the next level (such as to make your own wedding dress or other formal gown). The paper patterns included are for structured dresses (as opposed to flowy) suitable for parties or for the office (or for casual outings, if that's your style). She goes over in detail the various fabric choices, how to prep and care for your fabrics, how to alter patterns to suit your body, and dressmaking techniques--inclu [...]

    8. Dress Heaven!!!! If your a lady who loves to wear dresses- this is the book for you. Gretchen Hirsh has made the art of the vintage dress available in her new book: Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book: A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles. Timeless patterns are shared to give you the inside info and techniques for making 23 vintage dresses. Some of the patterns can be interchanged to modify the look and each pattern has details to give your dress an individual flare- a must have for any sea [...]

    9. I loved all the valuable information about dress construction techniques. Mix and match bodices, sleeves, and skirt patterns are given. I thought a few of the more complicated steps described could have used more pictured, but in general everying was very clearly explained. I liked that the author not only explained various techniques but also when e situations when you might want to use them.

    10. Collection of vintage style dresses with step by step instructions accompanied by multiple color photographs. Book includes 4 basic patterns which will make any of the dresses shown.

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