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  • Publisher: Abrams & Chronicle
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 02 April 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781419732348
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 203x248 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £25.00
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Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses


A Modern Guide to Stitch-and-Wear Vintage Patterns You Can Make in a Day by Gretchen Hirsch

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Book Description

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.

About the Author

About Gretchen Hirsch

Gretchen 'Girtie' Hirsch is the author of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing (STC Craft, Autumn 2012), a passionate seamstress, a sought-after teacher and the creator of one of the web's most popular sewing blogs: Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. She has her own pattern line with Butterick, and teaches fashion design and sewing around America. Her work has been featured in the magazines Sew Stylish, Vogue Patterns, Threads and Stitch and on jezebel.com

Craft Focus

Inspired by patterns from the 1950s and 1960s, Gretchen 'Gertie' Hirsch turns her stitching talent to vintage Simplicity patterns, offering a contemporary take on a simple idea. Known for minimal pattern pieces and straightforward construction, the Jiffy style is chic, fun and easy-to-wear, combining achievable techniques and fabulous design. Each dress can be stitched in a day, so a stylish wardrobe can be created in no time. 

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