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Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide To Sportswear Styles Of The 1940S And 1950S (Gertie'S Sewing)

  • Publish Date: 2014-09-16
  • Binding: Hardcover-spiral
  • Author: Gretchen Hirsch

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The mid-20th century was an amazing time for American womens 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 Gerties 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 famousthink wide-legged trousers, fitted capri pants, beach rompers, shorts, knit tops, jeans, and day dresses. In Part I, Hirsch introduces key techniques for sportswear constructionfrom working with knit fabrics to the intricacies of pant-makingand in Part II, she showcases a 30-plus-piece vintage-inspired casual wardrobe.

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