Gertie s New Book for Better Sewing

Presents lessons on sewing and customization techniques that can be used to create and enhance a vintage wardrobe, covering such topics as sizing, prepping, tailoring, patternmaking, and fitting.

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584799917

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

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Presents lessons on sewing and customization techniques that can be used to create and enhance a vintage wardrobe, covering such topics as sizing, prepping, tailoring, patternmaking, and fitting.

Gertie s Ultimate Dress Book

The book begins with all the essential techniques for dressmaking and includes instructions and patterns for 23 dresses for a variety of occasions.

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617690754

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 236

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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 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.

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual

The sewing expert behind Craftsy.com and PBS' It's Sew Easy celebrates post-war fashions by offering patterns and techniques for creating more than 30 pieces of casual-vintage clothing inspired by icons Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn and ...

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617690747

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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The sewing expert behind Craftsy.com and PBS' It's Sew Easy celebrates post-war fashions by offering patterns and techniques for creating more than 30 pieces of casual-vintage clothing inspired by icons Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn and Rosie the Riveter.

Miss Patch s Learn to Sew Book

—Gretchen Hirsch, author of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing Sewing is a skill that's both fun and functional, and there's no better way to get started ...

Author: Carolyn Meyer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544380274

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 99

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“A charming introduction to the thrill of creating something with fabric and thread . . . Great for aspiring sewists of all ages!” (Gretchen Hirsch, author of Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing) Sewing is a skill that’s both fun and functional, and there’s no better way to get started than with jolly Miss Patch! She learns how to thread a needle, cut patterns, and sew a fine seam by hand. With the help of Miss Patch, and the book’s many diagrams and amusing drawings, beginning sewists can learn to make a pillow, a bag, a patchwork quilt, an apron, and even simple clothes. Originally published in 1969, this is a timeless introduction to the pleasures of sewing. “Overall, this book was nicely put together and included an introduction to sewing which was perfect for young girls and boys . . . It was creative and fun to look through.” —Sweetly Made (Just for You)

Famous Frocks The Little Black Dress

Books Sewing books provide inspiration and are a great way to brush up on skills and ... gerTie'S new book for beTTer Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch A valuable ...

Author: Dolin Bliss O'Shea

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130442

Category: Design

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Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly. . . . Each of these women had an influential take on the most classic wardrobe staple of all: the Little Black Dress. In this chic sewing book, patternmaker Dolin Bliss O'Shea pulls inspiration from famous LBDs throughout history—including Mary Quant's mod mini, a classic wrap dress worn by Liza Minelli, Princess Diana's smart A-line, and more—and offers patterns for reinterpreted versions that are perfectly stylish. Including 10 full dress patterns with sewing variations to make 20 garments in all, a primer on sewing techniques, vintage photographs of style icons, and full-color shots of the finished pieces, this book has everything fashionistas need to bring timeless style right into their closets.

Sewing Techniques

New Holland Ganderton, L. 2011. The Liberty book of home sewing. Chronicle Books Hirsch, G. 2012. Gertie's new book for better sewing: a modern guide to ...

Author: Jennifer Prendergast

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350241377

Category: Design

Page: 184

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Sewing techniques are sometimes overlooked in the design process but acquiring these skills can be transformational. The ability to turn a two-dimensional design into its three-dimensional realization comes from having mastered basic sewing techniques. Sewing Techniques simplifies the often complex techniques that lie behind this process by arming designers with the precise information and skills needed to undertake each task. Designers who develop a basic understanding of the processes involved in sample and garment construction often produce successful outcomes based on a more experimental and creative approach applied during the product development process. Developing a sample folio and being able to refer to samples and develop them according to each individual design project is a process that requires experimentation and creative thought underpinned by a basic understanding of sewing techniques. This book explores the essential equipment needed - from fabric types to diagrams identifying component parts of a sewing machine, to machine operation. Throughout each process, clear diagrams accompanied by explanatory description panels allow readers to achieve the best possible results, including how to troubleshoot problems that may be encountered before and during sewing. Each section concludes with a project, progressing from easy to challenging. Fabrics for each project give designers the opportunity to handle different fabric types and understand the complexities of sourcing and selecting. Mastering the basic principles covered in Sewing Techniques will enable both fashion students and the contemporary craftworker to develop their techniques with a view to becoming creative practice-based professionals.

Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses

This approach appeals now more than ever as stylish women are continuously looking for ways to fit their love of sewing into busy lives filled with family, work, school, and countless other obligations.Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses is Gretchen ...

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683353226

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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In the ’50s and ’60s, Simplicity released their popular line of Jiffy sewing patterns, which had minimal pattern pieces and simple constructions, yet were chic enough for fashion-conscious customers. This approach appeals now more than ever as stylish women are continuously looking for ways to fit their love of sewing into busy lives filled with family, work, school, and countless other obligations.Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses is Gretchen Hirsch’s modern reinvention of this simple idea, focusing on easily mastered sewing skills, minimal pattern pieces, and fabulous designs. And the best part? Readers will end up with a sparkling wardrobe of easy-to-wear, fun-to-style dresses that will fill busy modern lives with retro charm.

Gertie s New Fashion Sketchbook

"STC Craft, A Melanie Falick book" -- Title page.

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617691737

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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For Gertie's New Fashion Sketchbook, Gretchen Hirsch teamed up with illustrator Sun Young Park to reinvent traditional figure templates--known as croquis--for the 21st century. Instead of the unnaturally skinny, tall, and frequently off-balance croquis the fashion industry has been sketching on for decades, this game-changing alternative presents hundreds of realistically sized and proportioned female forms in balanced, lifelike poses. In addition, Park has rendered the croquis with multiple tracing lines, allowing the sketcher to follow the lines that most accurately reflect the body shape desired. Also included are an overview of the design and sketching process and a visual history of garment component styles, all to make it easier to create fashion sketches for women of all shapes and sizes. A body-positive sketchpad to help you achieve your fashion design dreams. Loaded with more than 300 figure templates that are proportionally true to the female form and adaptable to different body types, plus helpful sketching tips and resources. A breakthrough for aspiring and experienced designers tired of the industry standard of sketching clothing on female figures that are unnaturally skinny and tall (and sometimes even off-balance). Printed in a special ink that fades away when you photocopy it.

BiblioCraft

She is the author of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques. She lives in Beacon, ...

Author: Jessica Pigza

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613127251

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

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Uncover a treasure-trove of crafting tips and inspiration with help from a rare book librarian and examples from Natalie Chanin, Liesl Gibson, and more. A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Deep in the stacks of any library is a wealth of inspiration waiting to be uncovered, and a plethora of projects ready to be tackled. In BiblioCraft, crafting aficionado and rare book librarian Jessica Pigza shares her secrets to scouring those musty collections—both in person and online—for everything from vintage needlepoint magazines to historic watermarks and Japanese family crests. As a host of the New York Public Library’s Handmade Crafternoon series, Pigza has helped creative people of all types take advantage of these hidden riches. BiblioCraft also presents more than twenty projects inspired by library resources from a stellar cast of designers, including Alabama Chanin founder Natalie Chanin, Liesl + Co. founder Liesl Gibson, Charm Patterns founder Gretchen Hirsch, illustrator and fabric designer Heather Ross, Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney, and others. Whether your passion is pillows or coasters, fascinators or fabrics, Pigza will show you how to turn your local library into a global crafting goldmine.

A Modern Guide to Stitch and Wear Vintage Patterns You Can Make in an Afternoon

This approach appeals now more than ever as stylish women are continuously looking for ways to fit their love of sewing into busy lives filled with family, work, school, and countless other obligations.Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses is Gretchen ...

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781419732348

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 191

In the '50s and '60s, Simplicity released their popular line of Jiffy sewing patterns, which had minimal pattern pieces and simple constructions, yet were chic enough for fashion-conscious customers. This approach appeals now more than ever as stylish women are continuously looking for ways to fit their love of sewing into busy lives filled with family, work, school, and countless other obligations.Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses is Gretchen Hirsch's modern reinvention of this simple idea, focusing on easily mastered sewing skills, minimal pattern pieces, and fabulous designs. And the best part? Readers will end up with a sparkling wardrobe of easy-to-wear, fun-to-style dresses that will fill busy modern lives with retro charm.

Der Widerspenstigen Z hmung

Zum Kanon bedeutender Klassiker und grosser Weltliteratur gehort unbestritten William Shakespeares beruhmtes Drama Der Widerspenstigen Zahmung (The Taming of the Shrew), eine Komodie um Liebe und wie man sich diese verdient: Lucentio ist in ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Athenemedia Verlag

ISBN: 9783736400986

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Zum Kanon bedeutender Klassiker und grosser Weltliteratur gehort unbestritten William Shakespeares beruhmtes Drama Der Widerspenstigen Zahmung (The Taming of the Shrew), eine Komodie um Liebe und wie man sich diese verdient: Lucentio ist in Bianca verliebt - die jungere der beiden Tochter Baptistas. Doch hat er muss Grosses bewaltigen auf dem Weg zur Heirat. Da Vater Baptista vorsieht, dass zunachst seine altere Tochter Katharina heiraten muss, bevor die jungere an der Reihe ist, hat Lucentio nicht nur die Aufgabe, die Nebenbuhler Hortensio und Gremio aus dem Weg zu raumen, sondern auch einen Ehemann fur die widerspenstige Katharina zu finden, die jedoch kein Mann haben will... Der Originalausgabe folgend durfte dieses Meisterwerk dank seiner Authentizitat einen ganz besonderen Reiz ausuben. In den Bann geschlagen kann nicht zuletzt werden, wer Handlung und Sujets auf sein Leben und die heutige Gesellschaft projiziert. Diese vollstandige und ungekurzte Ausgabe ist vorgesehen fur alle, die Literatur lieben, fur Theater-Schauspiel, als Filmvorlage und fur die Schule mit Zeilennummerierung. Lassen Sie sich faszinieren von einem Werk, das auch heute noch aktueller denn je ist. Erscheinende Personen des Schauspiels: Ein Lord, Christoph Schlau - ein betrunkener Kesselflicker, Wirtin, Page, Schauspieler, Jager und andere Bediente des Lords, Baptista - ein reicher Edelmann in Padua, Vincentio - ein alter Edelmann aus Pisa, Lucentio - Vincentios Sohn - Liebhaber der Bianka, Petruchio - ein Edelmann aus Verona - Katharinens Freier, Gremio und Hortensio - Biankas Freier, Tranio und Biondello - Lucentios Diener, Grumio und Curtis - Petruchios Diener Ein Magister - der den Vincentio vorstellen soll Baptistas Tochter: Katharina - die Widerspenstige, Bianka - ihre Schwester, Eine Witwe, Schneider, Putzhandler und Bediente des Baptista und des Petruchio - Die Handlung ist abwechselnd in Padua und in dem Landhause des Petruchio. Ebenfalls beim AtheneMedia Ver"

A Custom Fit Crime

Sewing, tailoring, and design came naturally to her, and she came several ... Later I'd study my favorite sewing blog, Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing.

Author: Melissa Bourbon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101602686

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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After a year of hard work in her Texas hometown, Harlow Jane Cassidy’s dreams are finally within reach—if she can just get it all done in time… Harlow’s designs will be featured in a big magazine spread, but she only has a few days to finalize her collection. Plus she’s busy helping to plan her mother’s upcoming wedding, playing host to her old friend Orphie, and avoiding a competitive Dallas designer set on stealing Harlow’s ideas. Harlow’s making it all work—until someone breaks into Buttons & Bows and the rival designer is found dead. But when a near miss makes it clear that Orphie could be the next victim, Harlow will have to untangle the threads of evidence if she wants to save her friend, her mother’s wedding, and her business from becoming fashion road kill…

Tailoring

The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket Editors of CPi ... MS 38801 1-800-840-4275 Gertie's Blog for Better Sewing http://www.blogforbettersewing.com ...

Author: Editors of CPi

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1610601912

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 790

Tailoring is the complete photo guide to sewing jackets and coats. Written by sewing professionals, this book teaches the trusted, proven methods for sewing tailored jackets with impeccable details and perfect fit. Written for the intermediate sewer who wants to move on to more challenging projects, this book ensures success with detailed, step-by-step instructions, more than 400 photos, in-depth discussions about products and how to use them. Tailoring offers guidance for every aspect of tailoring a jacket: Fitting and pattern alteration Fabrics and tools Interfacings Interlinings Seams and finishes Hand stitches Collars Pressing Topstitching Shaping shoulders Setting in sleeves Sewing pockets Vents, and Making perfect buttonholes

New Outlook

He was home on a college vacation , and Gertie was in the kitchen ... to look in this big book , " said “ Why , it would help splendidly if you only could !

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The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays

Gertie It's wasteful to throw good things away. ... Silence and sewing. So much silence. ... Lynette Don't you ever want to better yourself, Gertie?

Author: Azure D. Osborne-Lee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350179221

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays for the Stage is the first play anthology to offer eight new plays by trans playwrights featuring trans characters. This edited collection establishes a canon of contemporary American trans theatre which represents a variety of performance modes and genres. From groundbreaking new work from across America's stages to unpublished work by new voices, these plays address themes such as gender identity and expression to racial and religious attitudes toward love and sex. Edited by Lindsey Mantoan, Angela Farr Schiller and Leanna Keyes, the plays selected explicitly call for trans characters as central protagonists in order to promote opportunities for trans performers, making this an original and necessary publication for both practical use and academic study. Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman Archer's not out to his family but when his father falls ill he has to move back to his childhood home in central Oregon. At night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine, he meets a stranger who knows the history of the forests and the sadness of losing endangered things. As Archer accepts big changes in his family, he discovers the power of names and the histories they make and mask. Sagittarius Ponderosa is a play about changing names, love potions, and tilling up the soil to make room for new growth. The Betterment Society by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen Three women on a godforsaken mountain wrestle with the elements, with each other, and with a world that does not value their way of life. As their resources dwindle, Gertie, Lynette, and Doreen try to redefine what it means to be civilized-a mission that forces them to confront what they value and what they're willing to sacrifice. how to clean your room by j. chavez Spencer begins to clean their room and reflect on their relationships with the people around them. Who can and can't we control in our lives, does caring mean anything beyond words, and does infatuation go both ways? A play in two cycles with anxiety, depression, and puppets. She He Me by Raphaël Amahl Khouri She He Me follows the lives of three Arab characters who challenge gender. Randa is an Algerian male-to-female who is expelled under the threat of death from her homeland because of her LGBT activism there. Omar is a Jordanian gay man who rather than body dysphoria, suffers social dysphoria when it comes to the strict codes of masculinity imposed and expected of him by both the heterosexual and gay people around him. Rok is Lebanese and female-to-male. Through humor and horror, the three characters come up against the state, society, the family, but also themselves. The Devils Between Us by Sharifa Yasmin In a small town in the boonies of South Carolina, a closeted young man named George is trying to figure out how to keep his late father's business running, only to be faced with a ghost from his youth. A young Muslim, whom he knew as his boyhood lover Latif, has returned as Latifa to take care of her estranged father's funeral. Forced to confront devils both have been avoiding, they find that their only way out of the past is through each other. Doctor Voynich and Her Children by Leanna Keyes This “prediction” is set in America years after reproductive healthcare has been made illegal. Doctor Voynich and her apprentice Fade travel the countryside in a converted ambulance dispensing harmless herbs by day and providing family planning services by night. Fade tries to help local youth Hannah complete her abortion, using forbidden knowledge from an ancient manuscript, before her mother and the sheriff can nail them for the “attempted murder of an unborn person.” This play about mothers and daughters is poetic, sexy, vulgar, queer, and a little too real. Firebird Tattoo by Ty Defoe Sky Red Rope goes on a quest to find her father, ultimately finding out she is queer by getting a tattoo. This play features themes of queer two-spirit identity on the Indigneous reservation in Anishinaabe territory. Crooked Parts by Azure Osborne-Lee Crooked Parts is a family dramedy set in yesterday and today. Freddy, a Black queer trans man, returns to his family home in the South after his fiancé breaks up with him. Once there, Freddy must navigate the tension created by his transition and his brother's serial incarceration. Meanwhile, in his past, 13-year-old Winifred struggles to balance her relationship with her mother with her desire to better fit in with her peers. Crooked Parts is poignant, queer, funny, and definitely, definitely Black.

Gertie

Faye Green published her first book in 2012, second one in 2013, and Gertie in 2014. Her next in the series of women's stories will be out in 2015.

Author: Faye Green

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496919297

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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Divorce-a horrid seven letter word in 1914.... Gertie MacGregor, became the first and only divorced woman in Laurel, Maryland. At seventeen and in love with Edward Neal, her world was roses and sunshine. She hoped Edward would see the world as she did, but after three years, her blinders were removed. Edward's deep seeded anger ruled him. He shattered her arm and the marriage. Society expected her to make the best of it and keep the marriage vows. She chose divorce. Rejection-Words of condemnation rolled off tongues at Gertie like hot bullets when she was removed as soloist of the church choir. Gazes were averted as she met friends and neighbors. She was denied help in a time of need, and lost her job when she stayed home to care for her sick child. Her chosen path was not accepted in small town America in the early 1900's. She was ostracized and the pitfalls were many as she struggled to raise her son alone. Gertie filled her life by serving veterans at nearby Ft. Meade, through WWI and WWII. She developed USO clubs and sat at the bedsides of wounded heroes. WWII changed women's place in the world. They became part of the work force and raised children alone. Eleanor Roosevelt officially recognized Gertie's service. She was redeemed her in the eyes of her community. Jesse Morgan partnered her in service to veterans and brought love back into her life. The beautiful winding staircase in Jesse's home was symbolic of her small steps to some distant height. They walked in perfect accord up the stairs to their future. Courage-Gertie walked through life, poignantly meeting the fears and hardships of war, the devastation of loss and hatred, and the joys and sorrows of love with the grace of heroes.

The Literary World

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Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement

When Winnie and Gertie finished the term in Vineland , they joined the ... was in fact making enough off his farms in Vermont and New Jersey and his sewing ...

Author: Linda S. Peavy

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806126197

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

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Looks at the lives of the homebound wives of Western pioneers

Digital Transformation

An Executive Guide to Survive and Thrive in the New Economy Lynda J. Roth ... is that she created a Facebook sew-a-long group for each one of the designs.

Author: Lynda J. Roth

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982257288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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Digital Technologies are impacting society in the 21st century the same way the industrial technologies impacted society in the 20th century. They are dramatically changing consumer behavior and expectations which is resulting in traditional industries being disrupted, traditional businesses being displaced and new industries being created. Executives of traditional companies must transform their business models to survive in the digital economy. In this book author Lynda J Roth - describes how technology has been transforming society over the past 200 years and why the current digital technologies are so disruptive - explains the digital technologies that are fueling the digital economy with stories of successful business applications - describes the 7 key mistakes business executives are making in their digital transformation - details the 5 key steps to a successful transformation from a traditional 20th century business to a thriving 21st century digital business.

Golden Hours

Miss , ” she said , turning to Gertie , “ no felt at leaving my book and the warm ... Here is some nice warm flannel mother to improve generally succeed .

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