Book Giveaway: “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing”
GRETCHEN’S BOOK GIVEAWAY
In honor of Gretchen Hirsch’s recent interview with SewStylish, featured in the Fall 2013 issue, we are giving away a copy of her fabulous book Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing: A modern guide to couture-style sewing using basic vintage techniques (STC Craft, Melanie Falick Books, 2012).
ABOUT GRETCHEN AND HER BOOK
After setting out to sew all 14 patterns from Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing (Simon and Schuster, 1952), Gretchen became a vintage sewing icon while blogging about her progress at blogforbettersewing.com.
Inspired by vintage designs with a modern twist, Gretchen later wrote a book featuring important construction, patternmaking, tailoring, and fitting techniques for making couture-style garments. Also included is a pattern collection of 25 wardrobe essentials, as well as, information on fabric, tools, and more!
YOU COULD WIN!
Have you ever sewn a vintage garment? What types of details from vintage garments inspire you?
Leave a comment on this post before 11:59 P.M. EST, August 11th and you could win a copy of Gretchen’s book. The winner will be chosen at random and announced via email the week of August 12th.
One of Gretchen's retro pattern designs for Butterick (5882)
Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch
Gretchen's first pattern (B5814), featured on a Butterick catalog cover