Gertie’s Fall Dress – Butterick (5953)

by Thats Sew Amy on October 7, 2013 · 11 comments

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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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Siri Andersen October 7, 2013 at 11:42 pm

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


Maggie cawthorn October 8, 2013 at 1:11 am

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


Thats Sew Amy October 8, 2013 at 7:59 am

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


tanya maile October 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

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


Anonymous October 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Fabulous! Gotta love Gertie!


EmSewCrazy October 8, 2013 at 5:39 pm

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


Reading Goddess October 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

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


Morgane October 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

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


Marie October 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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


Smee October 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm

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!


mod girl November 14, 2013 at 5:25 am



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