In the '50s and '60s, Simplicity released their popular line of Jiffy sewing patterns, which had minimal pattern pieces and simple constructions, yet were chic enough for fashion-conscious customers. This approach appeals now more than ever as stylish women are continuously looking for ways to fit their love of sewing into busy lives filled with family, work, school, and countless other obligations.Gertie Sews Jiffy Dressesis Gretchen Hirsch's modern reinvention of this simple idea, focusing on easily mastered sewing skills, minimal pattern pieces, and fabulous designs. And the best part? Readers will end up with a sparkling wardrobe of easy-to-wear, fun-to-style dresses that will fill busy modern lives with retro charm.
Gretchen Hirschis a sought-after teacher and designer with two highly successful sewing pattern lines and a fabric line with Fabric Traditions. She lives in Beacon, New York.
"Vintage sewing projects for easy-to-wear dresses with retro charm, based on 1950s and '60s Simplicity Jiffy sewing patterns, using minimal pattern pieces and simple constructions." -- The Bookseller "Retro in feel but contemporary in approach, Gretchen Hirsch explains the art of making "the quick and easy dress" - the kind that you can cut out in the morning, sew in the afternoon and wear in the evening." -- S Magazine - Sunday Express "From the woman who brought you Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book comes this modern guide to patters that you can whip up in a day! In the 50s, Simplicity released a line of jiffy sewing patterns which were incredibly chic and had minimal pieces.Gretchen reinvents this simple idea in her book, plus she shows you invaluable sewing skills." -- Sew
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