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Gerties Butterick 5895 and Butterick 4685

Hello!

Long time, no see ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

Fabrics:

Pants: denim-stretch

Shirt: Cottonblend (used for blouses)

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

Hope you like them ๐Ÿ™‚

About the author: Hello there, I’m Reika, 24, 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Sassy T March 31, 2014, 2:20 pm
  • EmeraldErin March 31, 2014, 2:33 pm

    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!

  • Stephanie March 31, 2014, 4:08 pm

    This outfit is fantastic! Great pants!

  • Colette March 31, 2014, 4:52 pm

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

  • Erika March 31, 2014, 7:56 pm

    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!

  • anthea April 1, 2014, 4:17 am

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

  • caroline April 1, 2014, 4:49 am

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

    • Reika April 1, 2014, 9:45 am

      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

  • Marie April 1, 2014, 9:21 am

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

  • Reika April 1, 2014, 9:44 am

    Awwww thank you all so much! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m very glad you like the outfit!!

  • sorbetsurprise April 2, 2014, 12:48 pm

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

  • Reading Goddess April 2, 2014, 9:04 pm

    Adorable! You and the outfit.

  • T J Hanks April 4, 2014, 11:22 am

    Soooo cute. I love those little heart pockets!

  • Claire April 4, 2014, 10:30 pm

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

  • Catherine Alekna April 6, 2014, 8:05 am

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

  • ShirleyDont July 6, 2014, 3:51 pm

    This is adorable! I love those heart pockets!

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