Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses
A Modern Guide to Stitch-and-Wear Vintage Patterns You Can Make in a Day
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- Publication Date: April 9, 2019
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 8 x 9 3⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419732348
- Page Count: 144
- Illustrations: 75 color photographs, 100 illustrations
- Rights: World/All
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
Gretchen Hirsch is a sought-after teacher and designer with two highly successful sewing pattern lines and a fabric line with Fabric Traditions. She lives in Beacon, New York.