This Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques is excellent. It offers step-by-step guidance via diagrams and notes for how and where to sew "not-so-well-known" notions and haberdashery into clothing you make yourself.

Searching for a sewing book as a beginner can be a big task. But if your beginner sewing aspirations are about retro clothing, this book will inspire you. It fits the bill.

As a comprehensive guide, her sewing book leads you through many sewing basics including fabric selections.

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So, if you’re new to sewing, it’s a great book to find inspiration. Give yourself extra time to sew these things - she gives you lots to learn.


Includes sewing patterns for several of Gertie’s designs, interpreted from vintage styles.

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