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Gretchen Hirsch

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Gretchen 'Gertie' Hirsch New York City, April 11, 1979) is a retro fashion blogger, author and fashion designer.

Hirsch, also known as Gertie, started her blog Blog For Better Sewing in 2009 and her career took off very soon after that. [1]. She has almost 48.000 followers on Instagram and 31.000 followers on Facebook and she published her first book New Book for Better Sewing in September 2012[2]. She now lives ands works in Beacon, New York.

Education and career[edit]

Gretchen Hirsch grew up in Hockessin, Delaware and attended Ursuline Academy in Wilmington. After gradation she went to New York University where she graduated in 2000. She worked as a children's book editor for a number of publishing companies and started her blog when she picked up sewing again as a hobby. When she lost her job, her freelance work and her blog gained momentum.


  • Hirsch, Gretchen (September 1, 2012). New Book for Better Sewing. Abrams Books. ISBN 1-58479-991-9. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png


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  1. "22K & Counting: Beacon Crafter Sews Her Way To Social Media Stardom". Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  2. "Interview: Gretchen Hirsch Is Sewing Seeds For Sustainably Stylish Skills". Ecosalon. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  3. "Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses". Abram Books.