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.
Happy Sunday, everyone! I have five spaces left for our Brooklyn Museum tour and lunch that I need to fill by the end of the day tomorrow. A group of us will be going on June 19th at noon. As a bonus, my teacher Sharon (who helped me make my body double dress form and is teaching me draping) will do a fifteen minute Q&A at the lunch! She'll answer any sewing-related questions we have, like how to recreate looks from the exhibit, like maybe this amazing Charles James "Butterfly" gown featured above! But you must act fast, friends! I need to hear from you by midnight tomorrow, the 31st. E-mail me at gertie [at] blogforbettersewing [dot] com. The cost for the one-hour tour, catered lunch, and Q&A session is $40.75 a person.