The Portrait Blouse, from “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing”

Laura Cochrane

I'm a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.

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By Laura Cochrane

I'm a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.

677 Articles

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Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing is a fun new pattern book, featuring sewing patterns that embody author Gretchen Hirsch’s fresh take on vintage style. In the book, there are 25 lovely wardrobe essentials, and I was lucky enough to be able to pick one out to share with you all! I chose The Portrait Blouse because it’s a classic and many body shapes look good in this cut. If you end up using this pattern, I’d love to see pics of the finished top. Our own Haley Pierson-Cox actually made this top in green polka dots. Adorable!

** Download the PDF pattern book excerpt for The Portrait Blouse here. **

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