Loretta Shorts pattern

Loretta Shorts Patreon pattern by Gertie

Get ready for summer! Perfect for the boardwalk or your own backyard paradise, the Loretta shorts feature fabulous pockets and an iconic (and comfortable!) ’50s silhouette. Even better, these shorts are part of the Charm Patterns “L Series,” which means they mix and match with the Lamour Dress and Liz Dress bodices to make your […]

Rose Dressing Gown Expansion pattern

Rose Dressing Gown Patreon pattern by Gertie

It’s quarantine chic! Make a glamorous floor-length dressing gown or a short brunch coat for lounging in style. Inspired by Rose Weissman on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, this project will bring vintage charm to all your days at home. This is an expansion pattern for The Princess Coat. This pattern was originally published on Patreon […]

Embellished Felt Skirts Expansion pattern

Make a trio of lovely embellished and appliquéd felt skirts! These types of skirts were huge in the ’50s (think of Juli-Lynn Charlot and her famous poodle skirt). With assistant designer Melisha Richter and special guest Amy Appell of knitwear design brand Poison Grrls, we were inspired to make three skirts with interesting techniques that […]

Hooded Princess Coat Expansion pattern

Hooded Princess Coat Expansion Patreon pattern by Gertie

We’ve added a hood to our new Princess Coat pattern! Make it in water-resistant fabric for a fabulous raincoat or use a snuggly wool to keep your ears toasty warm all winter long. This pattern was originally published on Patreon on Jan. 30, 2020.

Berlin Tea Party

Please join me for a little tea party in Berlin! Wear your favorite dress and enjoy a couple hours of socializing and sewing talk. You can even get a copy of Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses signed. Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019 Time: 3:00-5:00 pm Where: Wahrhaft Nahrhaft, Revaler Str. 16, 10245 Berlin Cost: 15 Euros per person, includes […]

Houston and Cottonwood AZ Workshops coming this September

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be coming to Texas and Arizona in September 2019 to teach sessions of my sought-after dressmaking workshops. Houston Workshop (Sew Houston) 7710 Cherry Park F, Houston TX 77095 WAITLIST! Session One Workshop: September 21-22 (Saturday & Sunday), 10:00 am to 6:00 pm WAITLIST! Session Two Workshop:September 23-24 (Monday […]