I'm a sewing enthusiast in Beacon, New York, with a love of all things retro. This site is all about tutorials, tips, inspiration, and lots of spirited discussion about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image, and gender. My first book, Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, is now out from STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books! Also look for my line "Patterns by Gertie" from Butterick.
. . . the 90s ladies' jumpsuit! This entry, sent in by Anna, has earned the dubious title of Most Awesomely Bad Pattern EVER. It was the clear favorite for the win, taking a whopping 83% of your votes. Anna is also the seamstress whose question I last responded to in "Dear Gertie." As you may recall, she's an Air Force wife living in Norway without a sewing machine! I hope her prize of a vintage pattern of her choice from Etsy will inspire her for when she's back up and sewing.
P.S. Anna, e-mail me and we'll work out the details!