Sewing blogger known for her retro fashion. She has gained tens of thousands of followers on her blog Gertie's Blog for Better Sewing. Through it's success, she has released several sewing guides including Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book, Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, and Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing.
Before she began blogging, she worked as a children's book editor for a number of publishing companies.
She has her own eponymous retro-inspired fabric line available through JoAnn Fabric and Craft stores.
She has one brother. Her husband, Jeff Hirsch, is an author.
Both she and Mimi Goodwin are bloggers known for their superb sewing skills.