Gertie’s Fall Dress – Butterick (5953)

For my first post on We Sew Retro I picked Gertie’s new Butterick pattern. I’m a such a sucker for vintage styles!

The dress was really easy to make and didn’t take too long – I made it in one short weekend!

I used a stretch sateen on both the dress and contrast. This pattern runs true to size with Butterick but does include a lot of ease. Next time I’ll be making it smaller for a more pinup type of look.

To check out a more detailed version my review and more pictures visit my blog: That’s Sew Amy!

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My name is Amy and I run the That's Sew Amy blog. I have been sewing on and off since I was 6 years old but became totally obsessed with it summer of 2012. I feel like sewing gives me a way to express my creativity and accomplish goals. I love vintage, pin-up, cosplay, preppy and punk. I don't follow the fashion rules, I sew what makes me happy. There is no better feeling than a stranger complimenting your outfit and then being able to say you made it!


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11 comments… add one

  • Such a cute pin-up style :D It is lovely!

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  • First one I’ve seen and amazed it took you so little time, looks great.

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  • Thank you both! It seemed like the part that took the longest was cutting out the pattern LOL

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  • This is beautiful! It looks even better than the one on the Butterick model.

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  • Fabulous! Gotta love Gertie!

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  • This is one of the best Gertie dresses I’ve seen. Lovely job! The contrasting bits are my favorite parts!

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  • I made one, too! Isn’t it a fun pattern? I love your polka dotted fabric. Great choice.

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  • so cuute! !
    I haven’t seen this pattern from Gertie!!
    I need it! :D

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  • This look great on you, what a fab fit and fabric choice!

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  • I just saw this pattern and added it to my list of Must Haves. I’m glad I also decided to check here to see if anyone had already made it. You did a lovely job, and I’m adoring that fabric!

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  • WOW!

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