Gertie's Peter Pan Blouse

A couple of months ago I bought a book about sewing vintage clothing. I really love vintage clothes (as you may have guessed by my Wanted posts) and I love sewing, but to find nice patterns now a days isn't a simple task. The book is written by Gretchen Hirsch (Gertie) and not only is she describing in detail how to get certain skills, like making button holes, how to sew a nice lining and such, she also added a lot of very nice patterns. I want to make them ALL, so that says enough about the beauty of the designs. Today I show the first item I made from her book, the Peter Pan Blouse. 

I especially love the back of the blouse, with lots of buttons. I bought the buttons for the Lady Tie I made recently, because I like the pearl shell look of them. They are actually press-studs. 'Why don't you make it easy on yourself', I thought to myself, when I started with the blouse and came to the part of making button holes. 'Why don't you use the press-studs?'. So when the blouse was finished, I got the hammer and timmered away. Placing the buttons was finished in ten minutes :-) ! Ha, love that! And love the look of the buttons on this blouse!

Other great news on the blouse: turns out I made it two sizes to big, so I'm actually slimmer than I thougt!

Gertie's book is called Gerties New Book for Better Sewing and you can buy it everywhere. 

She also has a blog: Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing


Last week my Lunch Bag was featured by Andrea from The Cottage Market!

Thanks, Andrea!!


  1. So cute! I need to get better at sewing to I can make me something like this!
    (new follower here!)
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my June Totally Tuesday Link Party:

    1. Thanks for inviting me, Morgaine! I just linked up some of my projects to your party!

  2. Thanks for the info on the book. I LOVE Peter Pan collars and yours looks great in the white contrasting with the black check.

    1. Thanks, Pam! And the book is great! Check her blog also, their are tons of great tips on sewing there!

  3. CUTE! Thanks for sharing this with us this weekend at One Sharendipity PL.

    Sue @

  4. visiting from sew many ways. This is super cool

  5. From Sew Many Ways...your blouse is beautiful.

  6. Love your blouse. Pinned and shared on facebook. Must get book:) Stop by

  7. Super cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  8. Cute blouse! I love Peter Pan collars. Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  9. Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

  10. I soooooo love this blouse! It's awesome! : ) TFS...hugs...

    1. Such a nice comment! Thank you for featuring my blouse on your blog! Really appreciate it!

  11. Awesome blouse!!! I love Peter Pan collars!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft


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