Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New Vintage Sewing Book: Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book

Does anybody under the age of 60 sew anymore? If you do, you might be interested in this new book, published back in March: 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 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."

I'm guessing this book isn't for beginners!

Chapters include:

  • Getting Ready to Sew
  • Basic Dress Construction
  • Finishing Details
  • Giving the Dress Structure
  • Techniques for Special Fabrics
  • Fitting

I'm not much of a seamstress myself - sewing machines frustrate me! I can do a bit of hand needlework though. I don't think I'll be adding this book to my vintage library, but wanted to show you in case it was of interest to you!