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.
Is it wrong to feel positively breathless over the results of one's own sewing? I love the rush of finally mastering a technique. (Ah, cheap thrills.) This is my first use of the narrow hemmer foot that's been nearly flawless. Only took three years to get it right!