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.
I was setting up to take some pictures of my finished coat (!) and couldn't resist doing an impromtu Rosie-and-me shoot. Isn't the light kind of pretty? Very late fall afternoon, golden hour-ish.
I've been covertly working on trousers a lot lately. These are some high-waisted jeans that I practically live in. I feel like I'm really making some breakthroughs in fitting my basic pant pattern, which I will write about soon!