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.
Welcome back to my series of coat vlogs! Watch as I take the second step of a tailored jacket or coat: shaping the front piece. Here I get all Martha Stewart and demonstrate how I shrink and apply weft interfacing to my entire front pattern piece. Here's the tailoring book I refer to. And here's an online source for weft interfacing. Let me know if you have any questions!