Gertie

is creating Sewing Patterns, Video, and Exclusive Content

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Poet

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$7
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Monthly project & live event + free Charm Patterns PDF + merch access + more connection
  • Monthly project: On the first of every month, you’ll receive PDF downloads (formatted for home and copy shop printing), an accompanying instructions file, and a video showing you how to sew the project. You will also receive access to all previous monthly projects! (Excludes limited-time bonus projects only.)
  • Monthly live event: Join Gertie and friends for a Crowdcast webinar! Learn the history and inspiration behind the monthly projects and astound your friends with your new vintage fashion knowledge.
  • Monthly sneak peek: the day before each monthly launch, join your fellow Nancy Drews in trying to decipher clues revealing the new pattern!
  • Exclusive online hub: Access to the Discord platforms! Be a part of the artist collective, where you can post your projects and chat with other scouts.
  • One Charm Patterns PDF per year: You will be notified which new release pattern ($14-25 value!) is to be the Patreon reward when we start our pre-order process.
  • Access to merch: Subscribers will have first access to limited-time merchandise from Charm Patterns and the Charm Artist Collective! 
Includes Discord benefits

Artist

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$10
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Monthly content + bonus patterns from guest designers + video fit clinics + additional live event

  • Everything in Poet tier plus the following:
  • Exclusive bonus patterns from guest designers: in addition to your monthly pattern content, you will be receiving 6-8 additional patterns from our fabulous collective of guest artists! Make sure you are in this tier or higher so you don’t miss out on exclusive designs from Jasmin Rodriguez (Vintage Vandalizm), Dandy Wellington, Amanda “Modern June” Cleaver, and more.
  • Exclusive fitting videos: you will also receive 4-5 video fit clinics throughout the year. Gertie will guide you through some of the most common fit adjustments to help you get the most out of our patterns.
  • Monthly live event: in addition to the monthly Crowdcast, you will also be invited to an additional live event. Look out for featured guests throughout the year! 
Includes Discord benefits

Beat Princess

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$16
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Monthly content + guest designs and fit clinics + Charm Patterns discounts on patterns + yearly physical gift

Everything in Artist and Poet tiers, plus the following:
  • Discounts: Receive a discount code for 40% off one print or PDF pattern (3 times per year). Coupons will not be announced in advance. (Note: this tier was currently for print pattern lovers. However, as the future of printed patterns is slightly tenuous at the moment with printing plant closures and supply chain issues, we are changing this tier to include a discount on your choice of print -or- PDF patterns.)
  • Annual gift: An exclusive gift shipped to you once a year! 2021’s gift was a collection of 25 exclusive woven garment labels, designed just for you. The gift is announced randomly and only people in the tier at the announcement time will receive the gift. As always, we ship worldwide; just allow more time for international shipping.
  • Sneak peeks: Get an exclusive look at up to two patterns each year—before they come out! 
Includes Discord benefits

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About Gertie

Picture it: Greenwich Village, 1956. You duck into an unassuming cafe and walk down the steps into a dimly lit room. You hear soft jazz music, the unmistakable sound of shears briskly cutting fabric, spoons clinking against coffee cups, and laughter and conversation flowing. These are your people: the Charm Artist Collective. We’re a group of free thinkers and bohemians, and we believe in effortless glamour with a DIY spirit.



In this new year of Patreon, I was inspired by the Beat Generation, European cafe culture, and international artist collectives of yore. These midcentury iconoclasts left an indelible mark on the world in every discipline: art, literature, poetry, music, dance, film, and certainly fashion! Think Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face wearing cigarette pants, a turtleneck, and loafers. Or imagine Brigit Bardot in a tight skirt and off-the-shoulder top with tousled hair. But these bohemian ideas and images originated from around the globe and in every part of society: not just the Greenwich Village Beats and Hollywood’s interpretation of them–but Harlem’s Jazz evolution, Vienna’s cafe culture, London’s Teddy Girls, Mexico City’s thriving art scene, and many more.



Inspired by these global art movements, the Charm Artist Collective will introduce a series of guest artists throughout the year. At the $10 level and above, in addition to your monthly pattern we will also be releasing 6-8 guest designs throughout the year! We’re pleased to announce that Jasmin Rodriguez (Vintage Vandalizm), Dandy Wellington, and Amanda ofModern June Cleaver will be lending their aesthetic expertise to create their own exclusive patterns, released only here on the Charm Artist Collective. And stay tuned for more guest artist reveals! These guest patterns will explore new disciplines and areas of fashion, to complement our already bursting archive of vintage-inspired garment patterns.



Of course, we will also continue to focus on fabulous monthly designs from Gertie and the Charm Team (think of the amazing inspiration to be had with this theme: cigarette pants, Breton tops, and more!) as well as education in our monthly videos. For the $10 tier and above, we will also be releasing a series of 4-5 video fit clinics to help you take your sewing journey further and understand how to make our patterns fit your unique figure like a glove.

Above all, our main focus will continue to be community. You are all members of the Charm Artist Collective! Because you continue sewing, learning, and making each pattern your very own, you are each an artist in your own right. Thank you for joining us and allowing us to continue this creative path together!

Xoxo,
Gertie

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