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The Winner of “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing” is…

Sep 30, 2013
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Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch

Congratulations to Harikleia.You have been randomly selected as the winner of the latest book giveaway, and will receive a free copy of Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing (STC Craft, 2012). As an extension of Gretchen’s blog (, this book starts off with all the key skills needed to make the perfect garment. These chapters include sewing retro 101, prepping materials, essential techniques, stabilizing and tailoring, patternmaking, and fitting. Suited for all skill levels, anyone will be able to learn the basics of vintage sewing from this detailed book. Each section is thoroughly explained with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and images that can easily be followed.

Part two of this fabulous book teaches you how to make apparel primarily inspired by Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing (Simon and Schuster, 1952). Tucked behind the front cover are all the patterns needed to make a variety of fashionable wardrobe essentials including: a pencil skirt, portrait blouse, sultry sheath, scalloped-waist skirt, sweetheart sundress, and more.

Congratulations again!

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