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.
Calling all Portland folk! Fabulous designer and regular guest poster Alyson Clair will be having a trunk show for her wonderful vintage-inspired line this Friday. I know you love Alyson's posts on sewing with knits, and now you can meet her in person! Go down to Union Rose from 6:00 to 8:30 to say hello and see her lovely clothes on display.
Oh, how I wish I could go. I'm counting on you Portland readers to represent for me! Have a wonderful time and please report back.