We got some exciting new books in this week!
On top of the pile is Gertie's new book "Gertie Sews Vintage Casual". A follow up to her first book, "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing," the focus is taken off of tailored suits and special occasion dresses and works on building a wardrobe of everyday clothing.
I've been thinking a lot lately about my handmade wardrobe, about replacing purchased items with handmade garments and about choosing things to make that will go with each other so that my self sewn clothing is versatile. I want to be able to go to my closet and grab handmade garments and toss them on, the way I grab commercially made jeans and t-shirt. This is exactly what Gertie talks about in this book. Also full of great fitting tips, advice on sewing with knits, and tutorials on finishing techniques, this book is not one to be missed!
We have lots of fabrics that would be great for the projects in this book. Our Robert Kaufman Chambray Union line is perfect for casual tops, or even a jumper! We also have some lovely new knits from Feral Childe that are great for tops or the wrap dress project.
This book is a great addition to your sewing library and is a helpful guide for planning a well-rounded handmade wardrobe.