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Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book : A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles - Gretchen Hirsch

Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book

A Modern Guide to Sewing Fabulous Vintage Styles

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2016
ISBN: 9781617690754
Number Of Pages: 236

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Every vintage-obsessed sewist dreams of having a closet full of gorgeous dresses. The follow-up to the popular Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing and Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book is packed with all the information and patterns you could ever need to create a wardrobe filled with stunning vintage frocks.

The book begins with all the essential techniques for dressmaking and includes instructions and patterns for 23 dresses for a variety of occasions. Elements of each pattern can be mixed and matched, allowing readers to customize the bodice, skirt, sleeves, pockets, and details of each dress for a truly unique creation.

About the Author

Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch is the author of Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing, Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, and Gertie’s New Fashion Sketchbook. She is the creator of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing, one of the web’s most popular sewing blogs. She has a pattern line with Butterick and a fabric line with Fabric Traditions, both sold at Jo-Ann stores throughout the United States and Australia. She teaches in-person workshops throughout the United States, as well as on television and the web.

If you love sewing dresses, you are going to love this book!


Great book, I just loved it! Great ideas and very well explained.



Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book


My wife loves that someone has made pattern use and drafting accessible to all. Thanks for stocking this item, and most of all, wow! The price! Well done everyone.

Exeter, South Australia. 5019


Easy to follow tutorials and patterns


I have enjoyed reading all the tips and tricks and I look forward to tackling a dress when time permits

Sydney, Australia




This book is gorgeous! If you are a dressmaker and love the retro look you won't be disappointed. The photos of Gretchen wearing her dresses are outstanding! I bought this book for my daughter who loves 1950's clothes.

Kadina SA



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ISBN: 9781617690754
ISBN-10: 1617690759
Series: Gertie's Sewing
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 1st February 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.15 x 23.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.25