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, and happy Sunday, all! There were a record 648 entries into my Blogiversary Giveaway. Wow! I wish I could give all of you a little prize, but alas, only two could win $25 Colette Patterns gift certificates. I drew numbers this morning and without further ado, they are . . .
woolcat and Florence Ann! (Ironically they both seem to be knitters primarily. I hope we can pull them over to the dark side of sewing with their prizes. Bwa ha ha.) Ladies, e-mail me to claim your prizes, okay?
Thanks to all who entered and made the giveaway a raging success! Don't worry, there will be more goodies in the future.
Now, I'm off to sweat my way through an hour and 15 minutes of yoga in a studio with no a/c. (But classes are $5!) Any Astorians in the house? I need a yoga buddy!