Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s (Gertie's Sewing)

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to

The mid-20th century was an amazing time for American women’s fashion! Following the war, women started looking to American designers rather than French couture houses for inspiration and to demand clothing they could move in, even play in. In this follow-up to Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing, Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch celebrates the classic casual styles that icons like Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, and Rosie the Riveter made famous—think wide-legged trousers, fitted capri pants, beach rompers, shorts, knit tops, jeans, and day dresses. In Part I, Hirsch introduces key techniques for sportswear construction—from working with knit fabrics to the intricacies of pant-making—and in Part II, she showcases a 30-plus-piece vintage-inspired casual wardrobe. 

  • Brand: Stewart Tabori& Chang
  • ASIN: 1617690740
  • UPC: 884854010978

C&T PublishingAt Home with Modern June: 27 Sewing Projects for Your Handmade Lifestyle

C&T PublishingAt Home with Modern June: 27 Sewing

Whether you're moving into a new home, launching a home makeover, or just sprucing up a room, this book, At Home With Modern June, by Kelly McCants, provides plenty of ideas on how to infuse individuality into every room in the house. The 27 budget-friendly projects have a retro style and use materials such as oilcloth, laminated cotton, and chalk cloth in addition to quilter's cotton. Easy-to-follow instructions and helpful photographs guide you to success. You'll make drapes, bed skirts, floor mats, and much more. All that's required is a bit of ingenuity, a little time, and some basic skills.

  • Brand: C&T Publishing
  • ASIN: 1607058006
  • UPC: 499991629275

Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing:: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques (Gertie's Sewing)

Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing:: A Modern

Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress, a sought-after sewing teacher, and the creator of one of the web’s most popular sewing blogs: Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. The blog began as a way for readers to follow Hirsch’s progress as she stitched all 14 fashions from the iconic 1950s sewing book Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing (a Julie & Julia–esque experiment for the modern sewist). It quickly became a place for Hirsch to share tutorials and lively posts about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image, and gender. An extension of the blog, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing is a hardworking reference title packed with lessons on couture techniques and customization, as well as an inimitable pattern collection featuring 25 wardrobe essentials and variations inspired by vintage fashion and Gertie’s spirited, modern style.Praise for Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing:“If you read Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing, you already know that Gretchen Hirsch is all about teaching basic sewing skills that some of us (guilty!) may have skipped right over when we learned to sew. Now you can find all of Gretchen’s sewing knowledge in one place.” —Martha “Like her blog, Hirsch’s book is like a chat ...

  • Brand: Abrams Publishing
  • ASIN: 1584799919
  • UPC: 499991615612

New Complete Book of Sewing and Dressmaking

New Complete Book of Sewing and

Vintage how-to sewing book to make dresses, suits, coats, alter patterns, cut, baste, fit, sew, trim, and finish clothing for the entire family. Wonderful photos of vintage fashions.

  • ASIN: B000R1C47Y

Sewing & Designing Vintage Details, Book 1: 15 Easy-to-Follow Fashion Design "Recipes" from the 1920s-50s (Creative Design 3)

Sewing & Designing Vintage Details, Book 1: 15

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to recreate 15 stunning vintage fashion details from the 20 through the 50s, while getting ideas and inspiration on how to use them for your own personal style & flair.

  • ASIN: B01B22DPME




  • Brand: Simplicity
  • ASIN: B00HXY20ZY

Making Vintage Accessories: 25 Original Sewing Projects Inspired by the 1920s-60s

Making Vintage Accessories: 25 Original Sewing Projects Inspired

This fully-illustrated sourcebook makes looking retro-fabulous so simple, with 25 easy-to-finish projects ranging from bags and hats to scarves and textile-based jewelry. Eras covered include 1920’s Art Deco, glamorous 1930’s Hollywood, wartime 1940s, fun and flirty 1950s, and the hip 1960s. Only basic sewing skills are required; the book provides patterns, materials lists, and the rest, along with color photography that ties the process together.    

  • ASIN: 1861086377

Simplicity 8456 R5 Misses' 1950s Vintage Petticoat and Slip SEWING PATTERN, Size 14-22

Simplicity 8456 R5 Misses' 1950s Vintage Petticoat and

, US8456R5, by Simplicity Patterns, One (1)

  • Brand: Simplicity Patterns
  • ASIN: B0755V6MB6
  • UPC: 039363684565

Haslam System of Dresscutting (Book of Draftings No. 21) -- Vintage Pattern Making for 1950s Fashion

Haslam System of Dresscutting (Book of Draftings No.

Originally published in the 1950s, Haslam's Book of Draftings No. 21 from the 1950s series contains over 25 draftings for creating authentic vintage garments including: 14 dresses, 2 beach dresses, shorts, bolero, 4 suits, 4 coats. The Haslam System consists of three major components needed to complete any of the beautiful vintage patterns: (1) Books of Draftings, (2) Foundation Drafting Book and (3) Haslam Chart. The 1940s-1950s Books of Draftings require the use of a separate Foundation Drafting Book containing the foundation drafting instructions that are the base for all Haslam designs. IMPORTANT: If you have a Haslam Chart (similar to a dressmaking/tailor's square) or the Foundation Drafting Book, you only need this book to create the patterns for the fashions shown. If you do not have a Haslam Chart or Foundation Drafting Book, Bramcost Publications has published a book titled "Haslam System of Dresscutting -- Vintage Pattern Making for 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s Fashions (Haslam Chart and Foundation Draftings)" that contains the other Haslam System components needed to create the fashions. Using 14 body measurements, you first create your foundation pattern using the instructions at the beginning of the book and the Haslam Chart. The foundation pattern is your "base" pattern ...

  • ASIN: 193604966X

Simplicity Pattern 8252 P5 Misses' 1950s Dress and Redingote, Size 12-14-16-18-20, by 1950s Vintage

Simplicity Pattern 8252 P5 Misses' 1950s Dress and

Simplicity's retro special occasion dress from the 1950's includes redingote with gathered full skirt, fitted bodice, Peter pan collar, short kimono sleeves with narrow cuffs, self-fabric bow-ties that trim the bodice front and a narrow shoulder strap dress with low decolletage and full gathered skirt. Dress has optional lace trim on skirt and neckline.

  • Brand: Simplicity Creative Patterns
  • UPC: 039363682523
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Sewing Vintage 1950s McCall's 7625 | Vintage on Tap

1950s Vintage Sewing

This video walk through focuses on the sewing process for vintage 1955 McCall's M7625 from the Early Fall 2017 McCall's new release! I go step-by-step through the process, with my tips and tricks thrown in during the sewing process. We cover: +Sewing fisheye darts +Matching up bodice panels +A...

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Easy Retro & Vintage Style Sewing Patterns for Beginners!

1950s Vintage Sewing

Check out my easy and simple retro and vintage inspired sewing pattern picks for beginners! See the links below for the details on all the makes in this video... - Sew It With Love - Delia Top: - Jennifer Lauren Handmade - G...

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Sewing Simple Seams - vintage 1940s sewing video

1950s Vintage Sewing

Types of seam finishes are demonstrated in this 1940s sewing video. Sewing Simple Seams (1947) will show you a seam with pinked edges, hand overcast edges, bound edges (Hong Kong seams), catch-stitched edges, and top-stitched edges. File footage from the Public Domain, license: http://creativec...

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