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Gender Female
Industry Publishing
Occupation Freelance Writer and Editor
Location Beacon, NY, United States
Introduction 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.
Interests Sewing, dressmaking, vintage patterns, dresses, fashion, children's books, literature, napping
Favorite Movies Singin' in the Rain, Dirty Dancing, Harold and Maude
Favorite Books The Best of Everything, A Little Princess, The Hunger Games, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Pride and Prejudice