I received my copy of Gertie’s book on Saturday and I haven’t been able to put it down! Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing is an extension of the blog of nearly the same name. I have been a fan of Gertie for years, finding her blog shortly after she began it and I must say, I’m as enamored of her book as I have been of her blog.
The book is well-written and the sewing instructions are easy to follow. The illustrations and pictures are to die for – all featuring Gertie. I love the marriage of the modern, animated Gertie to the real-life modern Gertie.
Doesn’t she look great?
The book comes with pattern pieces and I already have a list of which ones I want to make; the wiggle dress, of course, and the blouse with the Peter Pan collar. These two are my favs.
This is easily one of the best sewing books I’ve come across. Gertie really did a good job and it shows. If you are a sewing enthusiast, this is definitely a great addition to your library.