Gertie sews vintage casual : a modern guide to sportswear styles of the 1940s and 1950s / Gretchen Hirsch ; photographs by Karen Pearson ; illustrations by Sun Young Park.
Contributor(s): Pearson, Karen (Photographer) | Park, Sun Young [illustrator.].Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2014Description: 223 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 5 folded patterns.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781617690747; 1617690740.Subject(s): Dressmaking -- Patterns | Vintage clothing | Clothing and dress -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Sewing | Tailoring (Women's) | Clothing and dress | Dressmaking | Sewing | Tailoring (Women's) | Vintage clothing | United States | United States | United States | CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Sewing | DESIGN / Fashion & Accessories | 1900-1999Genre/Form: History. | Patterns.DDC classification: 646.4/04
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Gertie Sews Vintage Casual is Gretchen Hirsch's follow-up to Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing. In the first book, Hirsch focused on dresses, skirts and eveningwear. But the mid-20th century was also an amazing time for sportswear--think wide-legged trousers, playful beach rompers, '50s style shorts, casual dresses, fitted capri pants and casual jackets and coats. Gertie Sews Vintage Casual is organised like her first book into two major sections--Techniques and Projects. In the first part, Hirsch focuses on techniques that are specific to sportswear, such as buttonholes, collars, interfacings, pockets for shirts, special considerations when working with knit fabrics and the intricacies of pant-making. The projects in the Part II are designed to work as a complete casual wardrobe.
Includes folded patterns in pocket.
"STC Craft/A Melanie Falick book."
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.
Includes bibliographical references (page 218) and index.
Finding casual inspiration -- Materials and supplies -- Skills for wovens -- Skills for knits -- Fitting -- Patternmaking -- Pattern maps -- Resources and links.