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 readers, today I'm blogging over at The Sew Weekly with my contribution to the Uncommon Thread project. This was an effort of 8 different sewing bloggers to use yardage from the same vintage spool of lace and I've loved seeing all the varied results. I made an Elizabeth Taylor-inspired slip and then (gulp) modeled it. Come read the post for more details!