Blouses | Vintage Sewing

Gertie’s Portrait Blouse

January 21, 2013

I wanted to share Gertie’s Portrait Blouse from her book Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing.  I can’t stress enough how awesome this book is! Tons of vintage patterns and techniques. Run out and get it now!!


Gertie's portrait blouse


I found this fabric on clearance at JoAnn Fabrics and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.  I think it goes with this pattern pretty well.  The blouse has bust darts,  front and back tucks and a handpicked lapped zipper.  Let’s not kid here, I’m lazy and used a invisible zipper instead.


Gertie's portrait blouse

You can see more pics and read all the details on my blog post.

  1. Cool!

    I have just bought myself copy of Gertie’s book too (after borrowing it from the library and not wanting to return it..).

    This blouse looks perfect, I also plan to sew one of these, and, I would probably go for the invisible zipper too.

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