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.
Elegant paper doll collection features 31 evening dresses offered for charity auction by the late Princess. A keepsake treasure for paper doll collectors and Diana´s fans. 1 doll, 31 costumes. Notes.
As the 20th century dawned, women began to abandon frilly fashions for sharply tailored suits. Professional tailors of the time turned to this comprehensive resource to create office outfits, riding pants, blouses, and other garments. Filled with more than 80 patterns, it´s an invaluable reference for costume designers and fashion historians. 92 black-and-white illustrations.
The book provides 36 patterns and full step-by-step instructions, detailed diagrams and photographs that show the finished garments worn by real people. There is also general advice on choosing materials, construction methods, and an insight into the Tudor tailor´s sewing kit.
The ultimate--and much-anticipated--guide to sewing vintage-inspired dresses from beloved sewist and blogger Gretchen Hirsch
Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress provides 10 patterns for sewing 20 gorgeous garments inspired by iconic LBDs from recent decades.
Simply Sewn offers many ideas for wearing the garments year round: a summery sleeveless dress is transformed into a winter look when it is layered with a turtleneck or cozy shrug. Checked capris work into fall when topped with a warm vest.