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.
Hello, all! And welcome to my new vlog mini-series on tissue-fitting a pattern. In this first part, I prep the pattern for the fitting. The pattern I'm demonstrating with is Vogue 8615, a contemporary pattern with a very 50s feel. Some of you pointed out that the way Blogger formats videos makes it impossible to watch on a mobile device, so I've uploaded this one onto YouTube (even though I'm convinced it's a savage internet wasteland where people make mean and inappropriate comments). We'll see how it goes!