A vintage outfit from Butterick 5895

by Handmade Jane

in 1950s,Blouses,Vintage Sewing

This is the second garment I’ve made using Butterick B5895 – one of the vintage styled Patterns by Gertie range. I’d previously made a pair of stretch denim Capris from the pattern and planned on making a gingham tie front blouse to match. Then I saw Bea’s beautiful combo on WeSewRetro and my mind was made up!

This is a fifties-style tie front blouse with kimono sleeves and some lovely details such as French darts and a cross over collar at the back. Extra shape is given to the bodice by the tie front which clinches in the waist and immediately gives you a more fitted appearance. It’s also a lovely, cool style to wear in hot weather.

I lengthened the pattern by one inch as it’s quite a cropped style. It’s still pretty short, but with a high waisted bottom half, this shouldn’t really present a problem. In fact the stretch denim capris I made from the same pattern are a perfect match! I think this is a pattern I’ll be returning to again, I’d love to make this blouse using a bright, tropical print!
More construction details and pictures can be found on my blog – Handmade Jane. Thanks for reading! x

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– who has written 16 posts on WeSewRetro.com.

I've been sewing for two years and am now at the stage where I make most of my own clothes. I love vintage style, vintage fabric and, most importantly, vintage sewing patterns! I'm influenced by most styles from the late 1930's to the early 1960's but if I had to choose the decade that most captures my imagination, it would have to be the 1940's. Looking forward to sharing more of my finished garments with you. x

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Tanya August 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

Great Job!

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BobbinBombshell August 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

Love this! I want to make one too, and have a red & white gingham that needs a project. How much yardage does it use?

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Jane August 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Not much, I made a size 12 and used about 1.5 metres. A red gingham version would look lovely!

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mariebayarea August 4, 2013 at 11:23 am

Very cute top!

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Jeannie Watt August 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

What a cute outfit! I just love it.

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Anonymous December 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

i need help at the cross over collar section can you explain or post pictures on how to do that part???

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