Warning: The following interview might make you want to both a.) run out and buy a sewing machine and/or b.) invent a time machine to go back to the fabulous 50s.
For the uninitiated, meet Gretchen Hirsch. And trust when we say that you’ll want to get your Web browsing eyes over to her blog, Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing stat.
Gretchen is a home seamstress in Queens (holla!) aiming to make all 14 looks from her favorite vintage sewing book, “Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing.” The book promises that by creating the looks within, she’ll become a better dressmaker – and she’s looking to prove them right. But along the way, she is making some incredible detours, sharing her trade secrets with readers and showing how they can recreate her incredible 50′s inspired style.
Gretchen recently walked us through where she gets her inspirations, her background and how you, too, might start on your way to creating, not just buying, your own fabulous wardrobe.