1. Tracey T., new book buyer at Powell’s City of Books, has just the right book for the crafty, DIY-type this year.

    “In apparel design school I learned that the secret to sewing amazing vintage wear is to use old-school tailoring techniques. Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing is a tailoring teacher in book form. Besides the sewing lessons, Gertie (Gretchen Hirsch) walks you through exactly how to achieve the 25 patterns included, as well as how to decipher tricky vintage patterns you may already have.”

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