Gerties Butterick 5895 and Butterick 4685


Long time, no see :)

In the past few weeks I’ve been incredibly busy with school but I managed to take a break from learning and squeezed this cute capripants in my schedule. The pattern I used is Gertie’s Butterick 5895 which doesn’t seem to be very popular. That I don’t really understand because the pattern is amazing! It leaves so many options to adjust the trousers to your liking.

For example, I made heart shaped pockets for the back and sewed a one-sided zip (I hope that’s what you call it in English :/ ) in the back. The waistband is a tad bit wider than the pattern suggests but that is okay (only about 1/2”) and in the end I wish I had made beltloops…well, next time!

I will make one more adjustments at the hems. I plan on tightening them around the knee area and sew slits on each side, so they’re more summery.

The top is Butterick 4685 which I shortened to waist-lenght.


Pants: denim-stretch

Shirt: Cottonblend (used for blouses)

(whoops forgot to take out some basting stitches ;P )

Hope you like them :)

• Meet the Author • Reika

Hello there, I'm Reika, 22, from Germany and I'm a trained seamstress, cosplayer, retro and vintage lover and fabric hoarder ;D Unfortunately I blog in German so I thought it'd be a good idea to share my sewing projects on here, as I always try out old/vintage/reproduction patterns and would like to share my opinion on them :)

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  • This is the perfect summer outfit! SO CUTE- and the heart pockets!! Love it! – I do agree with you about taking it in at the knee and adding a slit- that would make it even better- Looks great!

  • This outfit is fantastic! Great pants!

  • Love that combination of polka dots with heart shaped pockets ;o)

  • So cute! Great fabric selection and I love the fit. I’ve seen a couple creations from this pattern and it makes me want to try!

  • This is such a cute outfit! I love the heartshaped pocket! Well done!

  • These fit you really nicely – was it difficult to get such a good fit? What kind of adjustments did you make?

    • no not at all! I didn’t alter anything regarding the pattern except the width of the waistband. The pattern doesn’t include pockets so I drafted them my own. All in all I cut the fabric with the pattern right out of the envelope. No adjustements in hips, waist or leg width or length :3

  • What a great outfit, I love all the adjustments you made like the heart shaped pockets and the cropped top!

  • Awwww thank you all so much! :D I’m very glad you like the outfit!!

  • I LOVE this! You look fabulous in this outfit and the heart is such a good idea!

  • Adorable! You and the outfit.

  • Soooo cute. I love those little heart pockets!

  • I love your capri trousers. I have this pattern and want to make them. I hope mine fit and look as good as yours.

  • super hot! these are such a fantastic pair of trousers! I think i will need to look into this pattern a bit more

  • This is adorable! I love those heart pockets!


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