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.
In all of the traveling excitement, I forgot to mention last week's Stitch Magic Stitch-Along! The subject is pleats. Come by and learn some fun fabric manipulation techniques. This coming week we're talking about cording--I can't wait!