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Gertie’s capris and blouse

July 6, 2013

I made my own version of Gerties butterick 5895 this week and I am absolutely thrilled with this pattern. So easy and so cute!!  Thanks to Rochelle, her version inspired me to go buy the pattern and make my own.  Apart from too much ease (as usual for most of the big pattern companies….WHY?) the pattern is very straight forward and super easy to sew. I very much recommend it and will be making it again in the future. I already have a mint stretch denim on its way to . YEY!!!

For my first version I went with a dusky pink stretch denim for the capris and a red gingham for the blouse. I hope you like it and will want to make you own version now, too. I haven’t seen this made up enough in sewing-bloggerland yet.

There are more pictures and details on my blog 

Thank you for reading, have a wonderful weekend.


  1. I am so glad to see this one made up! Its been in my wishlist since it came out but I haven’t picked it up yet. Super cute!

    1. It is, good luck with your project. Beware of the sizing though! I went with the finished garment pieces measurements on the pattern pieces instead of the envelope sizing chart. They add too much ease!

  2. Your version is really fun. I love the color you chose for the pants, and they are extremely flattering with the high waist. I wonder how it would look on those of us who are not so thin.

    1. I’m sure they’d be flattering on many body shapes and sizes. I’m personally thinking that added pockets on the back would be flattering. I might add some to my next pair as the high waist cut leaves a lot of bum space and pockets would break that off a little.

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