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.
Kitties! Peanut butter and honey sandwiches! Hanging out in your jammies all morning! Does it get any more glamorous?
I wrote a lengthy post for Tilly for her "Day in the Life Series" in which she features ladies who make their living in the sewing world. I hope you'll pop by and read it! (That's British for click here.)
Also, I have a new post up at the STC Craft blog where I talk about the new Oliver + S book. Don't you all just love their patterns? I don't really have opportunity to use them (unless I made a Sailboat outfit for Henry! Hey, that's not a bad idea . . .)
Anyway! The post is about ways we vintage-loving seamstresses can find inspiration for ourselves from the fabulous Oliver + S Little Things to Sew.
Okay, I have to get back to my very important task of drinking coffee in my pajamas and petting Henry.