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.

Gertie s New Fashion Sketchbook

In Gertie's New Fashion Sketchbook, loved house author and fashion-sewing celebrity Gretchen Hirsch teams up with illustrator Sun Young Park to reinvent the traditional croquis for the 21st century, with hundreds of croquis depicting ...

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.

Miss Patch s Learn to Sew Book

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 . . .

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)

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.

Famous Frocks The Little Black Dress

The ColeTTe Sewing handbook by Sarai Mitnick A good book for those new to
sewing who want to make their own garments. Has helpful information on
selecting fabric, fit, and patternmaking. gerTie'S new book for beTTer Sewing by ...

Author: Dolin Bliss O'Shea

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130442

Category: Design

Page: 176

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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

Make your own patterns: an easy step-by-step guide to making over 60
dressmaking patterns. New Holland Ganderton, L. 2011. The Liberty book of
home sewing. Chronicle Books Hirsch, G. 2012. Gertie's new book for better
sewing: a ...

Author: Jennifer Prendergast

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 2940447713

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.

New Outlook

He was home on a college vacation , and Gertie was in the kitchen , 88 cross as
two sticks , " Mrs. Bronson regretted that the article ... pure , of the best quality ,
three“ I see you'll have to look in this big book , " said “ Why , it would help
splendidly if you only could ! ... buttons firmly sewed on , and shining as if the fairy
MRS .

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Golden Hours

Miss , ” she said , turning to Gertie , “ no felt at leaving my book and the warm
firematter how cold or dark the day may be , side , to do an ... bundle , said : “ That
is right , dear ; for those who try “ Here is some nice warm flannel mother to
improve generally succeed . ... The Mrs. Brown could attend to her sewing . days
would not seem so very long to me if I Gertie , remembering her promise , hunted
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Edith Lyle

A Novel Mary Jane Holmes. “ Good - evening , Miss Armstrong , " Alice said . ... I
do , - I know , - auntie flutes and sews splendidly , " Gertie ' s voice rang out clear
and silvery as a bell , while Alice ... Yes , I heard Godfrey had some new tenants
in his house , " Alice said ; “ and I am glad to know the woman can sew and Aute .

Author: Mary Jane Holmes

Publisher: Belford Bros.

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Category: Mothers and daughters

Page: 420

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Library Journal

... Say His Name FOLLETT BEGINNINGTO - READ BOOKS YN HASTINGS
NACE Gertie the Duck Four new books in the series ... BEGINNING - TO - READ
BOOKS 32 pp . , 6/2 x 848 Full - color , picture - in - cloth library bindings , side -
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Junior Libraries

FOLLETT TOCKSTRA Big New School The Boy Who Would You Say His Name
BEGINNING TO READ SERIES FOLLETT BEGINNINGTO - READ BOOKS IN
MASTUS TO Gertie the Duck Four new books in the series of animal tales , funny
and imaginative stories and ... BEGINNING - TO - READ BOOKS 32 pp . , 64/2 x
81/8 Full - color , picture - in - cloth library bindings , side - sewn , visible drill
joints .

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Make it Yourself

One book , published in 1893 , outlined an ideal schedule that included six years
of sewing , starting in kindergarten . ... Stella's work is better than Gertie's - her
stitches are tiny and her gathering sample is stunning , with tight even stitching .

Author: Sarah A. Gordon

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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Through home sewing, Sarah A. Gordon examines domestic labor, marketing practices, changing standards of feminity and understanding of class, gender, and race from 1890 to 1930. As ready -made garments became increasingly available due to industrialization, many women, out of necessity or choice, continued to make their own clothing ... The shifting meanings of sewing formed a contested space in which businesses promoted sewing machines as tools for maintaining domestic harmony, women interpreted patterns to suit -or flout- definitions of appropriate appearances, and girls were taught to sew in ways that reflected beliefs about class, race, and region.

Five Plays

GERTIE : Better not sew that on by mistake . KATIE : Don ' t be daft , Gert . ...
KATIE ( still looking at the condom ) : Well , it ' s no good to me , is it ? GERTIE :
How did you ... Never mind , I ' ll bring them next week . ELLIE : Why don ' t you
go and ...

Author: Michelene Wandor

Publisher: Journeyman Press

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Category: Drama in English, 1945- - Texts

Page: 164

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The Quiver

I can make little baskets out of them - baskets and mats and dolls ' nats ; and with
holly - berries sewn on to them they look ... together make lovely chains and
necklaces and things for Gertie , and I ' ve made a new frock for her best dolly too
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V. 12 contains: The Archer...Christmas, 1877.

The British Workwoman Out and at Home

spirits ? should use GERTIE AND WILLIE . ... THE “ WANZER " NEW IMPROVED
LOCK - STITCH SEWING MACHINE , 80 favourably recommended in this child :
— a fair white skin , with ... Gertrude was a little mother to her brother Cheap
Medicine Cases , designed especially for this book , tune , and been robbed of it ;
had ...

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Journal

Special, $1 00 Best silk embroidered table scarf -- Miss Emily lunker --- y $3 00
Best hand-sewing underclothes...] Miss Emily Iunker --- $ Best tapestry sofa ...
Miss Gertie Nixon ---- Miss Amelia Huseman. Miss Amelia Huseman. Miss
Augusta ...

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Hank and Gertie

From award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel with gorgeous, brightly patterned illustrations from artist Mara Penny, Hank and Gertie brings a modern twist to the classic Hansel and Gretel folktale combined with the high-adventure landscape of ...

Author: Eric A. Kimmel

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 1513261231

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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From award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel with gorgeous, brightly patterned illustrations from artist Mara Penny, Hank and Gertie brings a modern twist to the classic Hansel and Gretel folktale combined with the high-adventure landscape of the Oregon Trail. While taking a break from their journey out west, Hank and Gertie lose their way back to their covered wagon and stumble upon the most glorious house made of candy. Little do they know there’s a dangerous witch lurking nearby, and she’s got her eye on the two hungry and vulnerable children.

American Theatre

More echoey dog barking transitions us into : nice family , good job at the hospital
, but I've been right where you're ... MILLET : You got a sewing kit in this dungeon
? GERTIE : Yah . Maybe ova nose bachus . MILLET : Well , go get it . ... You're
probably strung out , doin ' whatever you can to scrounge up the next fix . MILLET
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