Gretchen Hirschis a sought-after teacher and designer with two highly successful sewing pattern lines and a fabric line with Fabric Traditions. She lives in Beacon, New York.
"Vintage sewing projects for easy-to-wear dresses with retro charm,
based on 1950s and '60s Simplicity Jiffy sewing patterns, using
minimal pattern pieces and simple constructions." -- The
"Retro in feel but contemporary in approach, Gretchen Hirsch explains the art of making "the quick and easy dress" - the kind that you can cut out in the morning, sew in the afternoon and wear in the evening." -- S Magazine - Sunday Express
"From the woman who brought you Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book comes this modern guide to patters that you can whip up in a day! In the 50s, Simplicity released a line of jiffy sewing patterns which were incredibly chic and had minimal pieces.Gretchen reinvents this simple idea in her book, plus she shows you invaluable sewing skills." -- Sew