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.
. . . RACHEL! Rachel (of this lovely blog) is the winner of the tube of MAC Russian Red lipstick and matching lip liner. Rachel, please get in touch with me by e-mail and I'll get your goodies to you right away. Thanks to everyone who entered! I hope you're not sick of giveaways, because I have another awesome one coming up this weekend.
Speaking of MAC lipsticks, I discovered something amazing this morning: a layer of Russian Red over a layer of Lady Danger. Shazam!