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.
Okay, I know I said I would be back on the topic of sewing today, but I really need to write a post about how awesome you all are. (Sewing is awesome too, we'll get back to that shortly.) I quite frankly did not expect the incredibly sweet and generous response to my Twitter plea post yesterday. And I certainly did not expect several hundred new followers, and messages that were so nice they made me a little teary.
Okay, before I get weepy again! A few of you asked for book updates. I can tell you that I spent yesterday reviewing the final proofs, that it's releasing this September, that it has an awesome cover that I hope to reveal to you soon, and that I will write a special post the minute (nay, the second!) it's available for pre-order.
In the meantime, know that I am incredibly thankful for all of you (and so is Henry).