I’m Cathi, the hands and heart behind Gertrude Made.
I’m mumma to three young children, living the country life with my farmer husband in rural Western Australia.
I have a passion for vintage fabrics and I love creating dresses that make ladies feel beautiful inside and out.
I learnt to sew under the watchful eye of my Nana when I was little. She was a patient teacher and a perfectionist and I am thankful every day for all the knowledge she imparted.
I find joy in sewing, so when you wear one of my dresses, I hope you feel the love that goes into each and every stitch.
If you don't find your perfect dress here ready-to-ship, or are in-between sizes, please don't hesitate to contact me and we can work together to create a beautiful custom dress. Please note that as I am a mother to three little ones, at times, custom dress spots may be limited, so if you have a special event coming up and are wanting a dress, please be sure to let me know in advance.
I absolutely LOVE weddings...and am happy to work with brides-to-be to create beautifully eclectic bridesmaid dresses. Just contact me and we can start creating together!
Thank you so very much for your support of Gertrude Made...I look forward to sewing for you.