with Gretchen Hirsch
Blogger, author and teacher Gretchen Hirsch combines a love of all things retro with a passion for garment construction and fine hand sewing. Gretchen's favorite subject is intricate sewing that involves feats of engineering: tailoring, corsetry and dresses with complex under-structures. Featured in the new PBS Creates series It's Sew Easy, Gretchen lives in Queens and teaches classes for all levels at The Sewing Studio in New York. Her first sewing book, a guide to vintage-style sewing with couture techniques, will be published in 2012 by STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books.