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.
My life, that is. Fabric, glorious fabric! It's especially appropriate that these tubs have taken the place on the wall where I usually photograph my finished garments. You see, I've been in the thick of making the patterns for my book, testing them, and getting ready to stitch them up in these lovely fabrics. So of course I haven't had a moment to make anything to actually model. I hope the sight of this fabric bounty will make up for that a little.
The super exciting thing is that B&J Fabrics is providing all the fabric for the book. They are my absolute favorite store in New York's Garment District, and they've been generous beyond belief. They're even cataloging all the fabrics I'm using online so that you can order the same once the book comes out! In the meantime, I highly recommend their Liberty of London section, which is the largest Liberty selection online.
Here's Pip guarding the fabric. She knows the good stuff when she sees it.
So yeah. Life is good over here. What have you all been sewing?