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.
What a week it's been. My last day at my old job was Wednesday, so there was a lot of packing and tying up loose ends. And then Thursday I was a brand new woman! But no rest for the wicked—I spent the early part of the day on several phone calls, while getting short bursts of book sewing done in between. It was also the first day of the new session at The Sewing Studio, and I taught two beginner classes that evening. I do love my beginning seamstresses; it's so satisfying to see the progress they can make in just a two-hour class.
Friday I got up and ran errands right away. I even did the grocery shopping and made dinner last night! I can see this is the beginning of my life as a domestic goddess. Maybe. Probably not.
Readers, I have so much to do in the next week or so. I'm prepping for the filming of my online class, which is in a mere week and a half. I also have samples to sew for an article I'm writing. Oh, and there's that whole book thing. Good thing I don't have that pesky job to get in the way anymore!
In closing, have you all seen this video? If not, you must watch it RIGHT NOW. You won't regret it.