If you sew garments and vintage is your style, then “Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, A Modern Guide to Sportwear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s” (STC Craft/$35) is a book you might want to consider adding to your collection.
This is the follow-up book to “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing,” and author Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch takes you step-by-step for creating women’s clothing silhouettes made popular during the mid-twentieth century by including illustrations and instructions for all the different sewing techniques needed to get you started.
Featured projects include a bomber jacket, a flared skirt, a quilted skirt, a flirty puff-sleeve sweater, a halter top, a fitted cardigan, a sleeveless blouse and lots more. Attached to the inside of the back cover is an envelop filled with pattern pieces for the featured projects.
For a chance at winning a copy of the book, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short story about your sewing experience. Please put the word “Gertie” in the subject line, and REMEMBER to include your name and address. Good Luck!!!