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.
Hello, readers! I thought I'd do a quick update from my holiday at the beach. My family and I are currently in Delaware (my home state!) in a rented house right on the beach. I'm getting a bit of sewing done, finishing the hand sewing that needs to be completed for my next Craftsy course. I leave to film it next Wednesday--yikes!
There have been lots of walks on the beach and boardwalk with the family. Here's the whole gang on Christmas day.
We met a bunch of greyhounds, and they are now my absolute favorite kind of dog.
This is me and Luke; we're in love.
My brother, Bryan.
I found out I'm going to be an aunt! Bryan and his wife Amanda are with fetus!
I'm already thinking of ways Aunt Gertie can corrupt the little one.
My mom made me this amazing hat.
Here she is, looking adorable in a reindeer sweater.
I've been wearing my new blue coat all week.
Me and my dad. As you can see, I got very good genes on both sides.
I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season! I'm on a little break from regular blogging, but I'll be back with more posts (and a tutorial!) next week.