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July 28th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Book Review

in: Sewing

Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage TechniquesGertie’s New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques by Gretchen Hirsch

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It was at my library, so I checked it out. I think it took me 30 minutes to work my way thru it. I’m not enamored of 1950′s styles. I didn’t think there was anything enlightening for an advanced sewist. Maybe there are gems hidden in there, but there just wasn’t enough in this book to draw me in.

Now, if she were featuring styles from the 1930s, I might have found the pictures inspiring and might have wanted to try the patterns.

Could the title have picked more buzz words?

Perhaps my expectations were just too high for a book that uses the word BASIC in its title.



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