Jane Set Sew-Along #4: Common Fit Adjustments

Now that you’ve taken your measurements and picked a size, it’s time to make any preliminary adjustments to your pattern. Here’s a video about some of the most common adjustments, including waist width and crotch length. If you have any questions about adjustments, definitely make use of the Facebook group! It’s a great place to […]

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 […]

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 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 […]