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.
Oh, readers. This was supposed to be my "Au revoir, I'm headed to glorious Palm Springs!" post. Alas, I am not. There are gobs of snow falling onto New York right now and my flight was canceled. I'm rescheduled to head out Friday morning. I suppose we'll see. In any case, I'm still taking my planned-on vacation day today and staying home and sewing my little heart out. Things could definitely be worse.
In case you missed my post where I mentioned the Palm Springs trip, I'm going to be guest-teaching at Heather Ross's weekend sewing workshop at the fabulous Ace Hotel. (Come on, weather! Cooperate!) With any luck, I'll be lounging poolside by Friday afternoon.
While I try to maintain a tightly-run ship around here, things will be a little more loosey-goosey until I'm back next Wednesday. However, I am planning on blogging a bit from the workshop, so don't be a stranger! I'm packing my camera and hope to capture lots of Palm Springs sewing magic for you.