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Designer Spotlight: Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch

Patterns by Gertie are a collection of vintage inspired sewing patterns with modern sizing.

Gertie is a specialist in vintage glamour, is also the author of five books and creator of Charm Patterns. Originally one of our Butterick indie pattern collaborations, Gertie moved over to Simplicity and continues to wow audiences with her vintage and retro inspired designs.

With over a dozen patterns in the collection, you’re guaranteed to find something you like!

Simplicity 9294 

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Close-fitting, lined square neck dresses have sleeve variations, pleated skirt, pockets & back zipper.

Simplicity 9291

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Close-fitting dress has front bodice princess seams on a cami style design strappy bodice. It closes with a back zipper, and adjustable straps with ring & sliders, plus two skirt variations – a full gathered skirt and a slim pencil skirt.

Simplicity 9288


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Two garments in one pattern pack! The fitted self-lined wrap top is made from knit fabric has tie ends. And the pleated skirt (cut on crosswise grain) has a waistband, side pockets and narrow hem. Perfect worn together or separately.

Simplicity 9285


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Wear vintage to bed! This lace-trimmed set of camisoles, slip & panties is made from knit fabric. Wear underneath your vintage outfits, or lounging around at home.

Simplicity 9287 

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This lovely loose-fitting blouse has a a sweetheart neckline, front button-down closing, french darts and narrow hem. Customise with the options from the other views: A has a two-piece tulip sleeves and bias ties at bust. View B has contrast inset and short sleeves. And C is sleeveless with bias armhole facings.

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