Announcing the Jane Set Sew-Along

I’m thrilled to announce a new sew-along! We’ll be sewing the Charm Patterns Jane Set pattern from start to finish. This Ceeb of Miami inspired design will have you ready for spring (and we’ll finish just in time for Viva Las Vegas!). If you’ve ever wanted an authentically-made rockabilly jumpsuit, this is the sew-along for […]

Charm Patterns and Size Inclusivity

There have been many discussions lately about indie pattern sizing, and I wanted to update you on what I have been working on behind the scenes to improve our inclusivity. Much of this I hoped to keep under wraps until I had concrete results and plans to share with you, but it is clear that […]

Gertie’s California Pre-Dapper Day Workshops April 2019 (Plus book signing!)

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be coming to California in April 2019 to teach two sessions of my sought-after dressmaking workshops. I’ve planned the dates to coordinate with Dapper Day, the most fabulous days of the year at Disneyland! Make the perfect dress to wear to this amazing vintage-themed weekend at the park […]

Announcing Gertie’s Europe Workshops!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be coming to Europe in June-July 2019 to teach several sessions of my sought-after dressmaking workshops. Berlin (Poppy Ray Vintage) Elberfelder Str. 3, 10555 Berlin ONE SPOT NOW OPEN! First session: June 13-14 (Thursday & Friday), 10:00 am to 6:00 pm SOLD OUT! Second session: June 15-16  (Saturday […]

Announcing the 2019 Beacon Dressmaking Retreats!

What: A long weekend (Friday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm each day) devoted to dressmaking techniques in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley Where: Beetle and Fred, an all-new spacious and fully-stocked sewing boutique in the heart of Beacon, New York. Located on Main Street in the midst of the galleries, vintage shopping, boutiques, […]

Announcing the Night and Day Dress Design Contest!

Big news! To celebrate the release of the Night and Day Dress, I’m running a design contest with a fabulous prize. As you may know, this pattern is a mix-and-match extravaganza with 72 potential designs. Where does one even start with that many options?! To help get your creative sewing ideas flowing, I’m having a […]