Sunday, March 7, 2010

I'd Like to Thank the Academy. . .

Happy Oscar Sunday, friends! I wanted to pop in briefly to tell you about a couple cool things going on with me lately.

Up first is that this little blog has been included on Seamingly, a new website devoted to ranking the best sewing sites! Sites are listed by order of popularity. What can you do to increase my ranking, you ask? Why, how sweet of you! All you have to do is click on this little widget and go vote.

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The second bit of exciting news is that I'm now a pattern reviewer for the UK magazine SewHip!

Click here and here to see pdf files of my latest reviews. If you're interested in purchasing SewHip! in the U.S., I've spotted it at my local Barnes & Noble newsstand.

Thank you all for your continued support. I couldn't do it without you!


  1. Keep up the great work, Gertie! I believe you will do great as a pattern reviewer, and what an honour it must feel like also! Congratulations on your SewOscar!

  2. Wow! Love that exposed zipper in the McCall's dress. The changes you made in each pattern are inspiring for sewists like me who may not have the chops.


  3. Just clicked the widget thing, looks like you may already be ranked well as you were the first on the list, above even Burdastyle! I had forgotten how much I liked that McCall dress, I have fallen in love all over again. Must add it to my 'sew this' list!

  4. Congratulations on all this exciting stuff. I just voted and it looks to me like you can vote once every day...

  5. Congratulations! It is wonderful to know that 'real' seamstresses are reviewing patterns.

  6. Ha! What funny timing, I just saw Sew Hip at a bookstore today, and your article in it! I thought to myself - I wonder if she`ll be mentioning this in the blog!

    For any other Canadian readers interested I saw it at an Indigo store. It has a very cute dress on the cover I want to make.

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  8. Wow! I'm so excited for you...when I grow up I want to be like gertie..keep it up!

  9. Wow! This sounds exciting! Congratulations!


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