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.
Hey, remember my little secret trip a few weeks ago? I can now reveal my mysterious whereabouts! I was actually traveling to Cleveland to be on the new PBS show It's Sew Easy! I won the spot after entering the BurdaStyle talent search (see my audition here). I have a guest post on the BurdaStyle blog today giving a behind-the-scenes peek at my experience; I hope you'll swing by and give it a read. The show will air sometime this summer. I'll keep you updated!