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

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

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

  1. TLD says:

    Can anyone tell me how to print out the last page of the pattern so that I can use it?

    1. Laura Cochrane says:

      It’s my understanding that if you download the PDF and print the pattern at 100% zoom, that should be the correct size. You may need to go to a print shop to get the right size printed.

      1. TLD says:

        Okay, thank you!

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