My copy of Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing just arrived! Written by the lovely and talented Gretchen Hirsch of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing, I’ve been excited about this one ever since she announced it back in 2010. (I remember reading her book announcement well before I’d launched my pattern line, so it certainly was a while back! Books take a long time to produce.)
I pre-ordered the book months ago, so it was a welcome surprise when it arrived at my door.
I can’t wait to make a cup of tea and read the entire thing, cover to cover. I love reading sewing books even when I’m nowhere near my sewing machine, it gets me inspired! I did a quick flip-through and at first glance it’s a beautiful book with lovely illustrations.
It covers fitting, tailoring techniques, patternmaking and even includes patterns! With each pattern, Gertie demonstrates variations and ways to customize your project. There’s patterns to make an entire vintage-style wardrobe. (So many new things to sew!)
Did you buy this book? Have you read through it yet, and what did you think? I’ll be curling up with it this weekend for a thorough read-through. Have a great one, everyone!